Teens cut use of Facebook for Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram, according to Pew Research Center. The survey of American teens found that nearly 45 percent of them said they’re online “almost constantly.” The number has nearly doubled because, in Pew’s 2014-2015 study, the rate of the matter was 24 percent.
The organization reported that teenagers are dumping Facebook and turning their attention towards other social networks such as Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram. So that Facebook is losing their earnings and ranks in the fourth popularity slot among teens. YouTube takes first place with 85 percent of teens using it, and then Instagram at 72 percent, and Snapchat comes in third with 69 percent.
Less popular network’s list includes Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit which reported earnings of 32-percent, 9-percent, and 7-percent of responses respectively when users were asked which service they prefers.
The survey discovered that 50 percent of female users said they were always online compared with 39 percent of male users.
In addition, when teenagers asked about the effect of social media some valued it for connecting with friends and family as well as getting news, information. But some claimed that it has a negative effect too. They stressed its complicated effect on in-person relationships and how it spreads rumors and distracts from real life.
For his survey, the researchers from Pew tracked 1,058 parents who have a teen aged 13 to 17, as well as 743 teens online and by telephone from March 7 to April 10, 2018.
Sarah Buscaino is a seasoned journalist with 10 years experience as a reporter and investigative journalist. While studying journalism in Toronto, Sarah got her break as an intern at CITY TV. As a contributor to Island Daily Tribune, Sara covers municipal and provincial politics.