Social media sites have become an important part of many individuals’ lives. According to the Pew Research Center (2010), Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are living their lives on the internet where 75% of them have a profile on a social networking site. When compared with only 50% of Gen Xers and 30% of Boomers, this gives them the distinct identity that they are more technologically advanced.
Pate, Sharon S. and Adams, Melinda
"The Influence of Social Networking Sites on Buying Behaviors of Millennials,"
Atlantic Marketing Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/amj/vol2/iss1/7