While you’ll still bump into your share of people who prefer to abstain from maintaining a social media presence, there are a whole lot of us signed up and freely sharing inspirational quotes wrongly attributed to famous people. According to a new study looking at adults who use the Internet in the U.S. (81% of the entire population), a new study found that 71% have a Facebook account, which means roughly 58% of all American adults are on the social media site.
Facebook remains the most popular social media site in the United States, according to the study by Pew Research Center, “Social Media Update 2014.”
Man, just when I figured out that I belonged to every minority group possible, somebody throws out another one that I belong to. Oh well, it’s not like I don’t already know how it feels to be a minority.
I’ve never had a Facebook account. I didn’t have a MySpace page either. I can remember when everyone had a GeoCities site, but you won’t find any presence of Brosephus there either.
I’m not anti-social websites per se. I choose not to delve too far into that medium because I’ve seen quite a bit of trouble and complications befall those who do use those sites. I know that it keeps me from seeing the latest news from friends and family members, but I still have my antiquated land line phone as well as m cell phone.
The one bit of social media that I get involved with is WordPress, of course. I’ve had requests from friends to join LinkedIn, but I have not decided whether to open up that avenue either. I enjoy reading things from the outlets, and I don’t begrudge those who actively use them to their advantage. At one point, I thought I was going to be the only one without a Facebook page, but I see that there are quite a few more people like me.
Maybe we should do our own hashtag #WeAreThe42. After all, if 58% of all American adults are on Facebook, then we should have something to unite us non-Facebookers. That would require me to access social media though, so unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to join that campaign either. I think I may have found me another minority that I belong to.