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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Facebook, MySpace and the class society

"A six-month project has exposed a class division among the American teenagers flocking to the respective sites. The research suggests those using Facebook come from wealthier backgrounds and are more likely to attend higher education. By contrast, MySpace users tend to get a job after finishing high school rather than continue their education. "

Read the rest at the Daly Planet.

I am a Facebook user, by the way. My friends know how persistent I am in refusing to join MySpace. Not because of the class issue, but rather because MySpace is owned by Rupert Murdoch. So far Facebook is still in the hands of the person who created it.

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