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Social networking: Gen Xers connect online as often as they socialize in person

January 31, 2013

Social networking: Gen Xers connect online as often as they socialize in person

Source: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Young adults in Generation X are as likely to connect with friends, family and co-workers online as they are in person, according to a University of Michigan study.

In a typical month, adults in their late 30s report that they engaged in about 75 face-to-face contacts or conversations, compared to about 74 electronic contracts through personal emails or social media.

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