Teens Leaving Facebook For Snapchat

facebook-deadOlder teenagers are leaving Facebook in favor of Twitter and Snapchat, according to e Europe-wide Global Social Media Impact Study.. Facebook is become ‘uncool and is dead and buried’ as far as 16 to 18-year-olds in the UK are concerned.

Daniel Miller who ran the study: ‘Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried. Mostly they feel embarrassed to even be associated with it. Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook,

The children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their lives.’ Many teens across Europe are apparently flocking to Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp in search of privacy from their parents:

‘What appears to be the most seminal moment in a young person’s decision to leave Facebook was surely that dreaded day your mom sends you a friend request.’

The fear of parents looking in on their Facebook activity was named the age group’s biggest concern ahead of other invasive activity such as information being used for commercial purposes or governmental surveillance.

‘Facebook has become the link with older family, or even older siblings who have gone to university. It is nothing new that young people care about style and status in relation to their peers, and Facebook is simply not cool any more.’

  • cerenagee

    True. Facebook is dead. I’m not into Twitter. Love Snapchat and Insta.

  • Sir Doctor of TARDIS

    Snapchat? the fuck is that, i left facebook ’cause it was a shit.. didn’t know about snapchat’s existence

    • anonymous

      snapchat is quite popular but i think it has less appeal than twitter. i agree that people are leaving fb just because it’s bad

  • XaskTaylorX

    I’m still on fb, got an Instagram and a vine. There are still a lot of people my age that go on.

  • Alii

    Snapchat is awful though.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I have a FB but don’t use it. Matter of fact I avoid it all cost except to tell my family happy holidays and stuff like that. Snapchat is lame to me, I’ll stick to Tumblr and Twitter for now. The cycle is starting up again, Facebook is becoming the new Myspace, scary shit.

    • Anon

      Lol that actually is pretty scary, if you think about how big facebook was just a short time ago. I like twitter and tumblr a lot better though. They are both more interesting tbh.

  • Rosemary

    Snapchat and Facebook both suck

  • anonymous

    what’s needed in a new social network?

  • misssterry

    Twitter, Insta, SnapChat >>>>>>> Facebook

  • threelittlebirds

    i really don’t use my facebook that much either. i just keep it because i have family that lives across the country.

  • Dara

    Ugh I hate snapchat. My youngest sister (who is 14) is on snapchat ALL THE TIME. I’m home for winter break right now and she is always snapchatting pictures of herself doing random shit. WTF? My 16 year old sister is no better. Deleted!

    Also does anyone know why the fuck people snapchat pictures of their eyes? I mean literally it’s just a picture of ONE EYE. I will never understand teenagers now…..

  • laura

    Ooh me and my sister snapchat all the time when we’re not together. It’s a lot of fun because we just send each other fucked up pictures, funny pictures of our teachers/professors. I really like it.
    I’m still on fb though, my dad has an account as well but that’s ok since I don’t have anything to hide from my parents. I think you should reevaluate your life if your parents aren’t allowed to see the pictures on your fb account tbh.

  • waht

    WTF in my country we are not even near to stop using facebook. It’s the best social network to post pictures news, pictures, for people to like it and to organize parties, meetings and do paper works for university. I mean, how can you send your work to your classmates by twitter or instagram? lol. Everyone here still uses facebook a lot.

    • WatchOut

      In our counrty only a few people use twitter or insta. No one uses Snapchat.
      We all use facebook and most of us update daily.

    • laura

      Same here!
      You can tell that people aren’t as active as they used to but in my country we still make fb groups for homework, summaries and what not.
      You indeed can’t do that on any other social network site.

  • soft ghetto

    facebook has been dead since 2011….

  • Why ?

    Facebook sucks.Like Bieber it cant go away fast enough.

  • anon

    yep facebook sucks. i still have one just to use the facebook videochat when im away at college, none of my friends actively use it anymore. Just really the party type people to post all their pictures

  • hadassa

    In brazil everybody is using insta and facebook, some are using snapchat and twitter. But facebook is still the biggest one

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    snap chat and twitter is all everyone uses and tumblr

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    also insta

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