Need to Know
The advent of social networks such as MySpace, Facebook, Diaspora, Photobucket, Twitter, You Tube and others has brought significant changes to social relationships. In Quebec alone, more than 3,250,000 persons have a profile on Facebook. In 2010, the use of social media intensified in Quebec; indeed, more than three quarters of Netsurfers in Quebec visited at least one social medium or contributed to its content. A census showed that, in 2010, 40% of Quebecers had a profile on a social network. In addition, the frequency of visits to social networks varies according to age. More than 56% of persons aged between 18 and 34 visit social networks daily as compared to 52% of those aged 35 to 44, 38% of those aged 45 to 54 and 23% of those aged 55 to 64.