Social media is the communications tool of the next generation. A CNN article noted Facebook is booting 20,000 underage users per day. The article reports nearly half of all 12-year-olds in the U.S. are using social media websites, even though they don’t meet the age requirements.
Youngsters are flocking to social media and Facebook, in particular. And really, it is kids of all ages. Facebook has more than 500 million users. The flood of child users poses security risks, which is why Facebook is working to give the youngsters the boot until they are of minimum age.
Yet for trend watchers – the kid’s desire to be part of Facebook and other social media continues to highlight the long-term viability of social media.