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Facebook Still A Teen Idol: Forrester

Majority of US teens still use the site and their time on site has increased, Forrester survey says.
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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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6/25/2014 | 1:04:28 PM
Age matters
I think there's a big difference between 12- and 13-year-old Facebook users who say they use the site at least a few times each day and 17-year-olds, who seem to use FB as a "formal" platform where they post things they want their parents, aunts, and uncles as well as friends to see.

I bet many parents restrict younger teens to Facebook -- or try to anyway -- and the kids' survey responses reflect what they want adults to know. Kids assume that there is no anonymity, and it wouldn't surprise me if that starts skewing survey data as they answer as they think they SHOULD answer, not the real facts.
Henrisha
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Henrisha,
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6/25/2014 | 3:07:09 PM
Re: Age matters
You have a point, Lorna. I suppose there should be a measure to factor in the effects of teens who might be giving answers for the purpose of skewing the entire study. Having been a teen myself, I don't really see the benefit of giving proper answers because there pretty much isn't anything in it for me (yes, I was a selfish teen, lol.)
Whoopty
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6/26/2014 | 12:56:34 PM
Decline
I think Facebook did the right thing splitting off its messaging app. While I certainly saw a drop off in the usage of Facebook by younger people in my life, it seems to have bobbed back up again since the app has been out. 
SachinEE
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6/28/2014 | 6:32:44 AM
Re: Facebook colonizing the life of teens
It is a pretty normal thing to find a teenager glued to a monitor or even their phones checking out their Facebook accounts or even that of their friends. They make Facebook seem like a formal platform which they can use to communicate things to the friends and even relative through their posts and the pictures they upload. This has brought a lot of concern by very many grown ups since Facebook seems to be taking up a lot of the youngsters time and exposing them to a lot of unauthorized information and sites. Facebook should therefore not be taken very lightly by parents and other grown ups who watch their addicted teens.
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