In a survey carried out by PEW Research Centre, teens love to use Twitter more than Facebook. 26% of the teens love to share their posts in twitter rather than Facebook. On the other hand, Facebook came down from 42% to 23%.
Nevertheless, the reports suggests that Twitter must not be too complacent as the popularity of Facebook-owned Instagram is the choice of new generation. The lovers of Instagram has risen to 23% which was earlier 12% not too long ago.
A 14 year old girl told the PEW Research “I got mine [Facebook account] around sixth grade. And I was really obsessed with it for a while. Then towards eighth grade, I kind of just — once you get into Twitter, if you make a Twitter and an Instagram, then you’ll just kind of forget about Facebook, is what I did.”
This suggests that Facebook was on the right track to own Instagram thus avoiding losing youth based audience to simpler networks. The reports are contrasting yet not in contraction to the statements made by Facebook about teen users. According to CEO Mark Zukerberg, “Coolness is done for us”. He stated that the teens are not leaving Facebook and goes elsewhere.
Frustratingly, Facebook has declined to share that research despite the investors salivate over it.
According to a research by PEW Research, “The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers”.