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Online Social Networks No Longer Just for Teens

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Online Social Networks No Longer Just for Teens

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Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist for online communities, describes how online social networking sites are taking off among adults.

No longer the domain of high-school and college students, today parents — and even grandparents — are logging on and finding friends.

Guests:

Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist for online communities

Christine Rosen, senior editor at New Atlantis Journal and resident fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; author of the article "Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism."