People Who Do the Internet Thing Are More Social

Gone are the days when loners ruled the Webs. The Pew Internet and American Life Project reports that the Internet — and social networking in particular — is increasing our participation in civic engaged.

Via PEW:

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 75% of all American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization and internet users are more likely than others to be active: 80% of internet users participate in groups, compared with 56% of non-internet users. Moreover, social media users are even more likely to be active: 82% of social network users and 85% of Twitter users are group participants.

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