///Teens: Goodbye Facebook, Hello Twitter/Instagram

Teens: Goodbye Facebook, Hello Twitter/Instagram

Caleb posted a great link to Yahoo Finance talking about where teens are living online. nd while I’m inclined to agree with the end of the article that talks about student’s actual online habits being a little different than what they say they do, but still interesting for sure. Here’s a clip:

Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the social media network that is most important to teens, according to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual teen market research report.

Twitter is the new king of teens, with 26% naming it as their “most important” social site. Only 23% said Facebook was most important, down from a high of 42%. But Twitter should not become complacent, the report suggests. That’s because Instagram has rocketed in popularity with teens. 23% said Facebook-owned Instagram was their No.1 choice, up from 12% a year ago.

The stats dovetail with a Pew report. Here’s Pew’s money quote from a 14-year-old girl: “I got mine [Facebook account] around sixth grade. And I was really obsessed with it for a while. Then towards eighth grade, I kind of just — once you get into Twitter, if you make a Twitter and an Instagram, then you’ll just kind of forget about Facebook, is what I did.”

JG

By | 2014-09-06T21:46:03+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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