Facebook dominates in US rush to social networking
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed on Monday.
A Pew Research Center survey found 73 per cent of Americans over age 18 on the Internet use at least one social network - or about 63 per cent of the total adult population.
Facebook is the preferred network, used by 71 per cent of online adults, or 57 per cent of all American adults, according to Pew researchers.
However other platforms like Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter are making gains, and a growing number of people are using multiple social networks.