online social networking is now so deeply embedded in the lifestyles of tweens and teens that it rivals television for their attention
an astonishing 96 percent of students with online access report that they have ever used any social networking technologies, such as chatting, text messaging, blogging and visiting online communities, such as Facebook.
The report lists the activities that tweens and teens say they do at least weekly:
And in terms of using social networking for educational purposes:
59% say they talk about any education related topics, including college or college planning; learning outside of school; news; careers or jobs; politics, ideas, religion or morals; and schoolwork;
50% say they talk specifically about schoolwork.