Friday, 19 October, 2018

Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Our Social Media Accounts Are Driving Us Crazy Our Social Media Accounts Are Driving Us Crazy
Mandy Jefferson | 02 June, 2018, 14:37

Facebook may have a large number of active users which make it the largest social network in the world, but that doesn't mean everybody gets their social fix from Facebook first.

Facebook's grip on America's youth is weakening.

Three years ago, Facebook was the dominant social media site among USA teens, visited by 71 percent of people in that magic, trendsetting demographic.

The survey of 743 US teens ages 13 to 17 was conducted between March 7 and April 10, according to Pew.

"Today, the majority use Instagram and Snapchat, which wasn't the case back then", says Monica Anderson, a research associate at Pew and lead author of the report.

The numbers of teens who use Twitter (32%) and Tumblr (14%) are largely unchanged compared to the results found in 2015. Just 10 percent use Facebook the most.

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According to the survey, 95 per cent of the teens survey said they used a smartphone and 45 per cent were online "almost constantly", with both figures showing increases from prior surveys.

When asked which of the online platforms teens used the most, only 10% said Facebook.

This statistic should be taken with a grain of salt as you're essentially asking teens to weigh the impact of something that's the norm for them.

In regards to whether social media is good or bad for those that use it, teens don't really land one way or the other. In 2015, Instagram was a distant second to Facebook, with 20 percent of teens, and Snapchat came in third with 11 percent. The remaining 45 per cent said it was neither.

Others who found social media harmful cited the potential for online bullying, spreading of false information and addiction.

The dip wasn't unexpected for Facebook - the social network has struggled to stay relevant with younger audiences as their parents signed up to monitor their child's social presence and stayed after the kids moved on to the visual nature of Snapchat and Instagram's picture-based services.

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