Recent surveys and studies have found that just like teens, their parents are big fans of social networking and can get personal on facebook too!
They may not dress like funky teens, but parents are a whole lot like their teenagers when it comes to their behaviour on Facebook. That is the finding of a new study.
Parents are just as likely as their kids to disclose personal information on the social networking site, according to the research. And 'mom and dad' are just as susceptible to the need for popularity.
Facebook is not just a phenomenon among young people, say experts, adding that the online environment influences people of all ages. Both parents and teens share and show more about themselves than they might in other social settings and the same psychological factors underpin that behaviour.
The researchers found adolescents reveal more than older users, but only because they spend more time on Facebook, not because they care less about privacy. Teens spend on average 55 minutes a day on Facebook, compared to 38 minutes for adults.
It was seen that adults were actually less conscious of the consequences of sharing personal information on Facebook. For both groups, spending more time on the site made people more likely to share. Less awareness of consequences and greater desire to belong predicted more disclosure of personal information.
Being on Facebook requires posting pictures and information and engaging in discussions. What others share and say about you is also a big part. The people who are the most popular are those whose online identity is actively participated in by others. So the more you share, the more others respond, noted the research team.
Article Source : Feme Fashions