The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that:
- 57 per cent of adults have used social networks this year, compared to 43 per cent in 2010
- 60 per cent of women said they use social networks, compared to 54 per cent of men.
- 16 to 24 age group, 91 per cent have accessed Facebook or Twitter this year.
- 8 per cent of over-65s having used the websites, up from the 8 per cent that a roughly comparable survey question found last year.
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