99%?

This article, from CNet News, asserts that 99% of people from 18-24 have profiles on social networking sites.  I have an extremely hard time beliving this to be the case.

Think about what that means – only 1 in 100 young adults (presumably Americans) lacks a social network profile.  What other things do 99% of young adults have or do?  Very few, in my opinion.

To be fair, the CNet article cites a study by Pace University and something called the “Participatory Media Network” (link intentionally ommitted).  Clearly this Participatory Media Network stands to benefit by perpetrating the “fact” that 99% of young adults use social media.

My best guess on usage numbers?  80%, tops.

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