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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users 457

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JoeyRox writes "The recent decline in Facebook's popularity with teenagers appears to be worsening. A Global Social Media Impact study of 16 to 18 year olds found that many considered the site 'uncool' and keep their profiles alive only to keep in touch with older relatives, for whom the site remains popular. Researches say teens have switched to using WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Twitter in place of Facebook."
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

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  • by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday December 29, 2013 @02:12AM (#45809835) Journal
    Unfortunately researcher is almost right. I have a teenage relative that only uses instagram and snapchat. She has a Facebook profile but that's only because myself and other "older" relatives use Facebook.
  • by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Sunday December 29, 2013 @02:38AM (#45809969)

    I don't think there's any one place - yet - that has the cachet Facebook (and MySpace before that) once had. Among my daughter's circle of friends (all in their early 20s), though, it appears Tumblr is the new Facebook. And she's told me before the only reason she has a Facebook account at all is to keep in touch with her older relatives.

    Of course I like to respond that I quit Facebook before it was cool. :-P At which point she invariably rolls her eyes and says "DA-ad..."

  • by amiga3D (567632) on Sunday December 29, 2013 @03:09AM (#45810091)

    Hell, I still use IRC.

  • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Sunday December 29, 2013 @03:26AM (#45810139) Journal

    ... only because myself and other "older" relatives use Facebook


    Not all the "older folks" use Facebook.

    I for one, don't.

    Yes, I do have a FB account. I signed on to FB when it was brand new (just like I sign on to /. when it was brand new) but I do not like what people do there --- they TELL EVERYBODY EVERYTHING ABOUT THEMSELVES.

    I am not interested to know who eat what at where, nor interested to tell anyone what I do at what place in what time either.

    I logged on to my FB account for 2 times since I signed on. Yes, exactly two times, and no more.

  • by gapagos (1264716) on Sunday December 29, 2013 @03:42AM (#45810171)

    Yes. In Marketing / PR management.
    It is also a useful supplementary tool to monitor the impact of some emergency initiatives / disaster responses.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 29, 2013 @10:53AM (#45811519)

    From Wikipedia:
    The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that is primarily known for advocating a reduction in the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit by reducing U.S. government spending and taxes.[1][2] The movement has been called partly conservative,[3] partly libertarian,[4] and partly populist.[5] It has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009.[6][7][8]

    What is your problem with that?

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