Millennials: Have more Facebook friends, share more selfies


Millennials, Pew reports, "are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future."

Which is all well and good, but where do they stand on selfies?

But if you remember "The Downward Spiral"'s original release date (20 years ago Saturday), you're not just less likely to post selfies, you probably have fewer Facebook friends than younger people.

Pew reported last year that publishers' brands meant little to people who consumed news on Facebook -- they were far more likely to click on something recommended by a friend.

But, Pew writes in this new report: "amidst their fervent embrace of all things digital, nine-in-ten Millennials say people generally share too much information about themselves online, a view held by similarly lopsided proportions of all older generations."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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