Facebook users more likely to go to college? You don’t say!

The industry is all “a-buzz” today about a “six-month research project” that has “revealed a sharp division along class lines…among…social network sites,” according to many, many outlets such as the BBC, the AP, and Ars Technica.  Among the profound observations is that Facebook users “come from families who are keen for children to get the most out of school and go on to college.”

This, of course, is interesting information for those of us who use social networks and their smart mobbing powers in our daily work life.  However, I’m completely shocked by how “interesting” everyone’s finding this study.  Why?

Well, the reasons for this discrepancy as far as social networks and education is very, very simple to explain: Facebook, of course, was ONLY AVAILABLE to those who had college e-mail accounts, up until a few months ago.  If you consider this small tidbit, the conclusion that Facebook users “come from families who are keen for children to get the most out of school and go on to college” is laughable.  BECAUSE FACEBOOK ONLY ALLOWED PEOPLE IN COLLEGE TO JOIN IT!

I wonder how much time/money went into this study.

~ by Brad Levinson on June 25, 2007.

2 Responses to “Facebook users more likely to go to college? You don’t say!”

  1. That is the *first* thing I thought when I saw this study. Talk about bleeding friggin obvious.

  2. LOL. Well said.

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