YouTube Ousts Facebook As Platform Of Choice For Teens

According to a Pew Research Centre survey, YouTube is now the most popular platform among teens.

The survey results, which differ from the 2015 edition, show that 95 per cent of the teens surveyed use YouTube, and 19 per cent admitted to being on the platform “almost constantly.”

TikTok came in second place with 67 per cent and 16 per cent admitted to being “almost constantly” on the app. Instagram came third with 62 per cent of teens saying they use it and 10 per cent saying they scroll through pictures and videos almost all the time.

Snapchat saw an increase in usage among young people from 41 per cent in 2015 to 59 per cent. Twitter and Tumblr both fell by 10 per cent and nine per cent respectively. Twitch (20 per cent), WhatsApp (17 per cent), and Reddit (14 per cfent) were not included in the survey seven years ago.

Fifty four per cent of teens surveyed said they would find it hard to give up social media and thirty six per cent claimed they spend too much time on it. Daily internet user also rose from 92 per cent in 2015 to 97 per cent.

A similar survey in 2015 found that 71 per cent of teens used Facebook at the time, compared to 33 per cent today, and two per cent of respondents said they use it “almost constantly.”

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

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