Social media has become such an integral part of society, it can sometimes be hard to imagine modern life without it. The usefulness of social media as a way to connect with friends and family, meet new people, share ideas, and communicate with businesses means social media will be around for decades to come. That doesn't necessarily mean there won't be changes.
Facebook has launched a " youth portal " for "teens" featuring things "teens" like such as dancing emoji, social justice, and "blog posts. The company intends for the portal to serve as a youth resource — with a hefty dose of safety tips — so that they can "have a great experience" on Facebook. Experiences that teens are all definitely having, alongside their moms and comment-happy great aunts.
How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. LOL is currently in private beta with around high school students who signed non-disclosure agreements with parental consent to do focus groups and one-on-one testing with Facebook staff.
It seems like all I hear lately is that teens are leaving Facebook faster than George Costanza leaves a burning house. Not according to a new study from Tom Websterof Edison Research at least. And if you run a business page on Facebook, here's why you should care:.
More than a few studies have examined the impact of social media on teenagers and children today. Which is bunk, because we largely know that lonely teens simply like to communicate more online. A new study confirms this, demonstrating that teenagers who are lonely turn to social media sites like Facebook to feel less lonely and more connected with their friends.
Alexus has moved frequently from city to city and state to state in her 16 years. Trend-watchers, analysts, and the media, have said that teenagers have shunned Facebook, in favor of finstasSnapchat streaks, and YouTube fandoms. And this is largely true.
Facebook is no longer number one with teens. A new study from the Pew Research Center found that just 51 percent of Americans from 13 to years-old say they use Facebook. Those same teens now use Instagram 72 percent and Snapchat 69 percent to connect online.
Facebook is in hot water over data privacy issues again. This time, the social media giant has reportedly been paying users to use an app that can effectively track all of their activity on their phones. TechCrunch broke the story behind the Facebook Research app.
We know that many of you are interested in how we create a Facebook experience that is unique for teens, so we wanted to share some important updates about teen sharing that we announced this morning. Read below for details:. On Facebook, you control who you share with.