Friday, 1 June 2018

Facebook losing out to YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat among US teens



US teenagers are ditching Facebook in favour of rival platforms YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, a study says.

 
Only 51% use Facebook, which is a 20 percentage point drop since 2015, when the US-based Pew Research Center last surveyed teens' social media habits.


Most of those aged 13 to 17 own or have access to a smartphone, with 45% online on a near-constant basis.


YouTube has stolen Facebook's former dominance over teens, with 85% of them preferring the video-sharing platform.


Second and third top social media services among teens are now Instagram at 72% and Snapchat at 69%.
The numbers of teens who use Twitter (32%) and Tumblr (14%) are largely unchanged compared to the results found in 2015.




BBC     News.