Facebook Usage

A couple of weeks a go, Fred Stutzman, a PhD candidate at UNC published a brief analysis of Facebook usage by the incoming freshman class at UNC.  There have been numerous posts in blogsphere on the paper, including one by Stowe Boyd.

While I think the analysis is interesting, especially in the pop culture insight it delivers, the most critical number was right there in the initial paragraph:

"…I found that 88 percent of freshmen on the UNC campus had active Facebook accounts."

I assume this rate is similar at other universities, and I am blown away.

UPDATE: In fact, at UT Austin (my alma mater), the rate is 90%.

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