Half of U.S. Adults Use Social Media

I just read on Read/WriteWeb that a report has been released that claims half of U.S. adults are now using “Social Media” in some form or another.  The new data shows:

  • 1 out of 10 U.S. adults now publish blogs (up from 5% last year)
  • 1 out of 5 18-34-year olds publish blogs (up from 10% last year)
  • 22% of U.S. adults use IM (up from 9% last year)
  • 21% of 18-34-year olds use IM (up from 14% last year)

They also say that these findings “should probably be taken with a grain of salt”.  As I noted on a previous post, I predict blogging and social networking will peak in a couple of years.  The internet will be so saturated with blogs, that the novelty and demand will wear off.

That aside, I still think, as more and more people join the social media sites, there will be a demand for Social Media jobs.  I’ll save that for a future post, though.