Are social networking sites such as Facebook, handheld devices including iPhones & Blackberries, online shopping, and blogs changes for the better? According to Pew, answers depend on age and education. For example, they report:

The age gap in attitudes toward these devices is particularly wide: 72% of those under age 30 consider handheld wireless devices to be a positive change, compared with just 33% of those ages 65 and older.

They summarize their results about these quetions in the following table:

These data come from a larger study on people’s attitudes about both technological and social change over the past 10 years: Public Looks Back at Worst Decade in 50 Years.

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