Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue

Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue [STUDY].

Online gaming site Roiworld surveyed 600 teens ages 13 to 17 in late April and found that teens spend two hours per day online on average, 80% of which is spent using a social network. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.” Nearly one in five (19%) who have an account no longer visit Facebook or are using it less.

Of the group that are saying goodbye to Facebook (Facebook), 45% have lost interest, 16% are leaving because their parents are there, 14% say there are “too many adults/older people” and 13% are concerned about the privacy of their personal information.

While interest in Facebook may be waning, it’s still the most popular social network among teens — 78% have created a profile and 69% still use it. YouTube (YouTube) ranks second; 64% of teens claim to have a YouTube profile and continue to use the site. MySpace (MySpace) comes in a distant third (41%) and Twitter (Twitter) takes the fourth spot (20%).

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