Teens not abandoning Facebook


As Facebook turns 10, Pew Research comes out with new data on the dominant social networking platform. Pew says adult Facebook use is intensifying: 64% of Facebook users visit the site on a daily basis, up from 51% of users who were daily users in 2010. It also says among teens, the total number of users remains high, adding they are not abandoning the site. In an article on its website, Pew says users dislike certain aspects of Facebook, but “fear of missing out” on social activities isn’t one of them, with oversharing and posting of personal information as top complaints. Top reasons for using Facebook include appreciatING photos and videos from friends, the ability to share with many people at once, updates from others and humorous content. Other aspects such as getting the news or receiving support appeals only to a modest audience. Among adult Facebook users, the average number of friends is 338.  Younger users tend to have larger friend networks: less than one third of 18-29 year old users have more than 500 friends.

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