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Facebook still reigns among US teens: Researchers

Published on Jun 25, 2014 6:15 AM
A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura, California is seen in this file photo taken on Dec 21, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Don’t write off teens and Facebook just yet.

A report released by Forrester Research on Tuesday showed the world’s biggest social network is still by far the most popular among US teens despite the rise of new apps and services like Snapchat and Tumblr.

Forrester’s report was based on a survey of 4,517 US respondents between the ages of 12 and 17.

“The results were clear: Facebook remains young users’ favourite social network. More than three-quarters of online youth use Facebook – twice as many as use Pinterest or Tumblr or Snapchat, and more than use Instagram and WhatApp combined,” said Forrester analyst Nate Elliott.

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