Social Network

How White Is Facebook?

Users of Facebook, the popular online social network, are increasingly black and Latino, according to a study released Wednesday. Facebook researchers have found that 11 percent of the approximately 100 American users are African American, 9 percent are Latino, and 6 percent are Asian. "What we've seen over time is that as Facebook has grown in the U.S. population, we've come to represent a cross-section" of Americans who use the Internet, said a Facebook data scientist. Researchers hope that Facebook will provide a wealth of sociological data in the future.