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Social Media Marketing in Various Generations

In what ways has social media changed the way information is targeted to the various generations?

Discuss generations such as the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y or the Millennials, and the Silent Generation.

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Baby boomers rely on the Internet as a very good source of information in their marketing decisions. They stay online to seek information on things that interest them, to keep in touch with family and friends, and to shop online. They rely on feedback from family and friends more when it comes to products and services. They participate in social media but they are considered passive participants and they mostly just read blogs and reviews but hardly post comments or compose a blog. Baby boomers may lag behind their younger counterparts in terms of specific technology but they can easily follow later on and they even have similar mobile Internet use as with the younger generations (BusinessNewsDaily.com).

If the boomers are passive participants, the Millennials or Generation Y are considered 'exuberants' as they are very active users of social media who take and post pictures and blog about many things and always projecting their experiences to the public. Some of them are ...

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This response looks at social media marketing and target marketing to 4 generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y or the Millennials, and the Silent Generation.

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