Why social media isn't a waste of time

According to a recent report from Nielsen, Americans spend more time on Facebook than they do on any other U.S. website. What’s more, nearly four out of five Internet users visit social networks and blogs to keep in touch with friends and family, college classmates or professors, and many others.

What’s with this flurry of Facebooking, Tweeting, etc.? Read on to learn more about how and why Americans use social media.

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