Many adults say they’re not sold on social networks

Something to consider as budget constraints and a preference for shiny spinning things puts more and more stakeholder engagement and coalition-building efforts on the Internets, thanks to USA Today:

Social-networking services such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter may be generating lots of buzz. But old-fashioned, non-digital, face-to-face conversations aren’t out of vogue just yet.

About 87% of 1,000 adults questioned in June said they prefer to deal with other people in person instead of via computers or smartphones, according to a survey from Brightkite, a mobile social-networking service, and GfK Technology, a market research agency.

Women prefer face time 70 times more than using social networks. By contrast, men prefer it 33 times more, according to the survey.

What about tweeting on Twitter? Well, another survey shows that most people still consider that for the birds. Nearly 70% of 2,025 adults questioned in June said they didn’t know enough about Twitter to have an opinion about it, according to a LinkedIn Research Network/Harris Poll.

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One response to “Many adults say they’re not sold on social networks

  1. Hallelujah! Justification that what we’ve been saying all along is true. It just proves that the fundamental and classic approaches never go out of style. It comes down to people talking to people.

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