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YouTube dominates social media use among teens as Facebook fades, survey finds

04 June, 2018, 07:42 | Author: Janis Wilson
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There are some exceptions when it comes to teens using different social media platforms based on demographics.

YouTube did not even place in the previous Pew study, published in April 2015, but rose in popularity among teens in the last three years, overtaking Facebook's number one position then at 71 percent.

In fact, according to the recent Pew report on teen social media behavior, "no other platform was used by a clear majority of teens at the time".

Now, teenagers are embracing visual- and mobile-first platforms.

Now, YouTube is the most popular platform among teens - about 85 percent said that they use it. Compare that with the 26 percent of adults from a Pew study in March who said the same. However, one of the bright exceptions is Facebook. The company recently rebounded from its first-ever decline in users in the USA and Canada. But overall, its global growth has slowed.

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The platform could shed as many as two million USA users under 24 this year, but is expected to offset those losses with gains among users in older demographics, according to a report from research firm eMarketer.

But some surveys and analysts suggest it is losing appeal to younger users amid a rise in services like Snapchat and Facebook-owned Instagram.

Another insight from the study that emerged was that girls are more likely to use Snapchat, while boys mostly use YouTube. Younger social media users are increasingly migrating to alternative platforms. and coming online in droves. Hispanic teens also reported higher levels of internet usage, with 54% saying they use the internet on a near-constant basis.

Facebook is still used by more than half of all teens aged 13 to 17, the survey results indicate. Only 31 percent of those surveyed said social media has a mostly positive impact on their generation. This edition of the research found 95% of respondents own or have access to a smartphone, up from 73% when the research was conducted in 2014-15. Not surprisingly, teens are also active on Instagram (72 per cent) and Snapchat (69 per cent). Another 44% say they go online several times a day, meaning almost nine out of 10 go online at least multiple times per day.

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