This is the second installment in our series on Social Media in Youth Ministry. In yesterday’s post we gave a short introduction on social media and youth ministry. Today, we’ll look at some numbers and stats on youth using Facebook and then we’ll discuss the question if Facebook is still ‘hot’ amongst youth and thus usable in youth ministry.

It’s a safe guess you know Facebook, it’s the most popular social networking site (others are for instance MySpace and the recently launched Google+, though it’s been eerily quiet there lately and I have a feeling it’s gonna fail big time). Facebook at the moment has over 750 million active users. A whopping 71% of all US internet users are now on Facebook. For some more cool infographics and statistics and a nice overview of Facebook’s history, click here.

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