Pew Internet and American Life
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are asking their Facebook supporters to donate to the American Red Cross as states along the East Coast brace for Hurricane Sandy. The presidential candidates have essentially halted most political activity until the hurricane passes by the East Coast.
Can you guess the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook? It’s not teenagers or college students, but their grandparents. According to the latest statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of Americans 65 or older are online. Of that subset, 34 percent use social networking sites such as Facebook.
Women and young adults are outpacing other demographics in unfriending on Facebook.