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Forrester: No, Facebook doesn’t have a “teen problem”

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A report released Tuesday by Forrester, which surveyed more than 4,500 people between the ages of 12 and 17, says that Facebook (s fb) doesn’t have the “teen problem” stemming from a study in 2013 that suggested youth were leaving the network in droves. According to the brief, more than three quarters of teens still use Facebook at least once per month — double the usage numbers of Snapchat, Tumblr, or Pinterest — and 28 percent say they use it “all the time.” While the study doesn’t track how teens see the popularity of Facebook among their peers, the usage levels suggest that teens aren’t abandoning it en masse.

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2 Responses to “Forrester: No, Facebook doesn’t have a “teen problem””

  1. Anthony Behan

    That’s a hell of a spin. Basically, the actual report says that numbers are indeed declining in teenagers, but that Facebook is still the largest destination. It’s conclusion – ‘Facebook does not have a problem attracting or retaining teen users.’ Is not proven; the report only appears to have rebutted a claim (that no-one explicitly made) that Facebook teen users are leaving en-masse. I’d expect better from Forrester.