A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

Many foreign internet giants are blocked, leaving some young Chinese to wonder what those services even are — and reinforcing Beijing’s ideological control.

American’s can’t imagine living without their social media. Just about anyone who has a phone is using some social media channel like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc.

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For Americans, it’s a whole other story. Americans just might be obsessed with Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.

Across all generations, in order the following percentage of participants used a variety of social media sites: Instagram (27 percent), Twitter (26 percent), MySpace (18 percent), Pinterest (17 percent), Tumblr (12 percent), LinkedIn (11 percent), Flickr (5 percent). All showed the same generational trends as Facebook except LinkedIn and Flickr, which showed no difference across generations. (source 2014)

Have you ever wondered about the demographics of people using social media platforms?

Social Media Use in 2018

A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram

Facebook and YouTube dominate this landscape, as notable majorities of U.S. adults use each of these sites. At the same time, younger Americans (especially those ages 18 to 24) stand out for embracing a variety of platforms and using them frequently. Some 78% of 18- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat, and a sizeable majority of these users (71%) visit the platform multiple times per day. Similarly, 71% of Americans in this age group now use Instagram and close to half (45%) are Twitter users. (source)

The median American uses three of these eight social platforms

As was true in previous surveys of social media use, there is a substantial amount of overlap between users of the various sites measured in this survey.

Most notably, a significant majority of users of each of these social platforms also indicate that they use Facebook and YouTube. But this “reciprocity” extends to other sites as well. For instance, roughly three-quarters of both Twitter (73%) and Snapchat (77%) users also indicate that they use Instagram.

As you can see, Americans like Facebook, Youtube, and how much they use them is even broken down by age groups.

How would you feel if you were part of the generation living in china?  Would you want to know more about the platforms or would you be content with life as you know it. (They say many have heard about Facebook but are not inspired to know more)

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