- Adults using Social Networking Sites (SNS) say that their experience with people is mostly kind (85%), while only about 5% sees it as an unkind environment.
- Moreover, 68% of SNS users said they had experiences that made them feel good about themselves.
- Add to this, 61% had experiences that made them feel closer to someone they had either met on line or another person.
- Many adults say they see acts of kindness or generosity (39%). By comparison, 18% of SNS-using adults say they see helpful behavior “only once in a while” and 5% say they never see generosity exhibited by others on social networking sites.
Nevertheless, SNS users do witness bad behaviour. Nearly a third has experienced some negative outcomes.
Comparing data from a previous survey, adults generally had a better experience than younger people based based on a Pew Internet Project reported in November 2011.
The complete report http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Social-networking-climate.aspx
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