In a survey fourth “Future of the Internet” study, a majority of technology experts and stakeholders believe that social networking and online sharing is more than just a fad for today’s youth.
More than two-thirds of those surveyed indicated that the Millennial generation (67%) — known as Generation Y — will continue to use social networking tools as they mature into adult life stages and have families of their own.
When it comes to Millennials, 67% of experts in the respondent pool agreed with the following statement:
“By 2020, members of Generation Y (today’s ‘digital natives’) will continue to be ambient broadcasters who disclose a great deal of personal information in order to stay connected and take advantage of social, economic, and political opportunities. Even as they mature, have families, and take on more significant responsibilities, their enthusiasm for widespread information sharing will carry forward.”