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Facebook Is No Longer The Most Popular Social Network

FacebookDisplaced_635x250_1382643251Some teens are no longer using Facebook.

Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the social media network that is most important to teens, according to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual teen market research report. Twitter is the new king of teens, with 26% naming it as their “most important” social site. Only 23% said Facebook was most important, down from a high of 42%.But Twitter should not become complacent, the report suggests. That’s because Instagram has rocketed in popularity with teens. 23% said Facebook-owned Instagram was their No.1 choice, up from 12% a year ago.Facebook_Is_No_Longer_The-d51578d99cfa234fdafec9fc0d68802d

According to a 14-year-old girl involved in the 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.”

The maneuvering suggests Facebook was right to acquire Instagram as a backstop against losing younger users to competing, simpler networks.

Werreminute! Facebook has Instagram?! Where have I been?!

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  1. anyibaba

     /  October 26, 2013

    Good question, where have you been? You never knew? I’m sure it’s been mentioned more than once on E!

  2. kene kingsley

     /  October 26, 2013

    Isn’t it that interconnection thingy werr ur Instagram pics and updates automatically updates on facebook too..??
    Had that for Twitter, buh deactivated cz my tweets werr misleading my mentees..

    • anyibaba

       /  October 26, 2013

      Nope, not that. Facebook actually own Instagram. They bought it over either last year or early this year, can’t remember

  3. austinco4u

     /  October 26, 2013

    Facebook bought Instagram for 1 Billion Dollars last year…Wally where have you been?

  4. cc

     /  October 26, 2013

    Wally has been on E!

  5. and don’t tell me you don’t know Nokia is owned by Microsoft as well


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