Sorry for not approving your facebook friend request mum

My mum sent me a friend request a month ago and I still didn’t approve. Don’t know why really, it just seemed weird. Back in the office, every time we’re talking “social” “media” with clients we imagine it to be a twenty something, IT game. This is not the case anymore as this study shows. Here’s from Micro Persuasion by Steve Rubel:

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According to the study, baby boomers…

* Increased reading blogs and listening to podcasts by 67 percent year over year; nearly 80 times faster than Gen Y (1 percent)
* Posted a 59 percent increase in using social networking sites—more than 30 times faster than Gen Y (2 percent)
* Increased watching/posting videos on the Internet by 35 percent—while Gen Y usage decreased slightly (-2 percent)
* Accelerated playing video games on the go via mobile devices by 52 percent— 20 times faster than Gen Y (2 percent)
* Increased listening to music on an iPod or other portable music player by 49 percent—more than four times faster than Gen Y (12 percent)

Meanwhile, Gen Y…

* Participation slipped in virtual worlds from 23 percent to 19 percent
* Consumed no more video online than they did last year
* Blogged and contributed to wikis less (it’s down from 35 to 33 percent)
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Every brand in the world should start thinking about it’s community support/social media/conversation strategy. Not only because the cool kids are doing it. Because it’s the norm. P.S my mum is now my facebook friend.

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