Online Community Memberships Booming

 Online Community Memberships Booming

Online communities are forming at an amazing pace with 41% of those online
involved as a member of a some community

Large numbers of US Internet users joined online communities last year, and membership in such groups is now a mainstream activity.

Nearly half of US Internet users surveyed for the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future’s “2008 Digital Future Project” report said they belonged to a hobby-oriented online community. A full 41% of respondents belonged to an online social community, and one-third belonged to an online professional community.

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College Students Buried in Facebook

College Students Buried in Facebook

College students still can’t get enough of Facebook.

According to Youth Trends’ February 2008 “Top Ten List Report,” Facebook was students’ favorite Web site for the seventh straight quarter.

“Among men, CollegeHumor, Break and Digg all experienced gains over the most recent quarter as MySpace missed out making the top ten for the first time in a year and half,” said Josh Weil, CEO of Youth Trends.

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