Are teenagers saying bye to Facebook?
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:46:10 GMT —
Facebook announced on Wednesday that less teenagers logged on in the last quarter. A report from Piper Jaffray shows teens on Facebook declined by 10 percent since last spring. It shows there a six percent of increase in teenage Instagram users.
"I don't really care for Facebook because there's a whole lot of drama and people post like really bad stuff on it. I don't care for it. So I either delete them or I don't get on Facebook,â?? said one high school senior.
Aside from the drama, teens also say they donâ??t like their family being â??friendsâ?? with them on Facebook.
Another high school senior said she would definitely leave Facebook if her parents started using it.
Despite the decline, marketing experts say Facebook is still a force to be reckoned with.
Social media trends come in waves, but until there is a new site that offers similar features, people will continue to connect on the social network.
"A lot of people still use Facebook. A lot. Even though the numbers are declining, it's still a huge percent of teens that use it. So I think it'll take a quite a few years before it dies out,â?? said Torre Josey, Double U Marketing.
Snapchat, Twitter, Vine and Tumblr are all popular social networking sites for teenagers.