Study: Teens Rejecting Social Networks

Study: Teens Rejecting Social NetworksFlickr image via @boetter

A new survey of over 5,000 teens reveals what Facebook may have already known: Kids are getting tired of social networks and leaving them in droves. 

According to Piper Jaffray, who conducted the survey in 2012, the social network is the "most important" site for about 10% fewer teens than it was last year. Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr and Tumblr can hardly keep them around either, though Pinterest use is rising. Instagram wasn't included.  

Oddly enough, the sites teenagers do use don't seem to be centered around a traditional profile, much in the way of MySpace or Facebook. Rather they're messaging services like Snapchat and Kik, which don't resemble the others in terms of looks or functionality. 

[via BuzzFeed]

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