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Study: Teens Using Facebook More

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A new survey shows more teens are using Facebook than they did last year. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

A new survey shows more teens are using Facebook than they did last year. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) – Teens are liking Facebook again.

Tech Crunch reports a new survey of 4,517 teens between 12 and 17 found that nearly half said they were using the social networking site more often than a year ago.

The survey contradicts other recent polls, like one from the Pew Research Internet Project, that suggested teens were turning away from Facebook.

But they are not suddenly thinking of Facebook as cool, it is still the most popular social network for young users.

The increasing use of smartphones by teens is a major factor for Facebook’s popularity rise.

And the seeming ubiquity of Facebook may pressure teens to sign up.

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