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Report: Facebook ‘Dead and Buried’ to Older Teens in EU Countries
/ December 27, 2013 11:03 am

facebook_logo copyThe Guardian reports that an extensive European study has found that Facebook is “‘dead and buried” to older teenagers, as they move on to Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other social media. The Global Social Media Impact Study studied the Facebook use of 16-18 year olds in eight EU countries and found that as parents and older users saturate Facebook, younger users are shifting to alternative platforms. “Facebook is not just on the slide – it is basically dead and buried,” wrote Daniel Miller, lead anthropologist on the research team, who is professor of material culture of University College London. “Mostly they feel embarrassed to even be associated with it. Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their lives.” Read more.

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