Most Americans Now on Facebook
51% of those over 12 have joined social media giant
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2011 4:21 AM CDT
Updated Mar 25, 2011 6:15 AM CDT
This map created by a Facebook staffer was created by sampling data from the social network's 500 million user base and displays friendships as lights on a deep blue background.    (Getty Images)

(Newser) – If you're an American who hasn't joined Facebook, you're now in the minority, according to Edison Research. A full 51% of Americans over the age of 12 now have profiles on the social networking juggernaut, finds a study carried out by the firm, noting that year-on-year growth has been especially strong among people over 35. Just three years ago, only 8% of Americans used Facebook. (And yet, the giant is still dumping 20,000 people a day...)

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scott-houghton
Mar 25, 2011 5:53 PM CDT
Well the EU is taking Facebook to court over not deleting accounts and keeping everyone's information, so, everyone move to Europe!
SC23
Mar 25, 2011 12:15 PM CDT
The US govt..(you google it, Im lazy) has funded projects, much like other nations, I am sure, to manipulate social and web media in order to control public opinion. Stocks and financial markets are driven by public sentiment as well as political issues, insurgences, etc.. Frosting on cake: Shares of facebook are being sold by Goldman Sachs to non US countries ONLY. Put those two issues in a bag and shake them around for a while to see what happens.. No FB for me.
RandomCitizen
Mar 25, 2011 9:02 AM CDT
I love Facebook and Google, but as mega-corporations they have a frightening amount of control over the internet.