Study: Teens Using Facebook More

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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  1. bursto says:

    Reblogged this on bursto* and commented:
    It could be true but there are so many gaps in which this article doesn’t reveal whether a different survey groups were sampled in the study or if the margin of error is even big enough to say that this change in trend is statistically significant. This should be able to get answered through a t-test by stratifying the survey groups pre and post.

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