Facebook isn’t dead to teens—it’s just less important

Two recent studies by Pew Research Center and Piper Jaffray showed those in the 13-to-17 demographic still use the social network, but they don’t favor it.

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If you’re wondering where your teenagers are, just look on Facebook.

A recent study by Pew Research Center revealed that 92 percent of kids ages 13 to 17 go online daily, with 56 percent turning to the Internet and social media several times each day.

Though previous studies have shown that teens are fleeing Facebook, Pew Research Center’s report found that 71 percent of teens surveyed use the social media network. By comparison, only around half use Instagram and 40 percent use Snapchat.

When asked which platforms they use most often, 41 percent said they turn to Facebook, while only 20 percent listed Instagram and 11 percent prefer Snapchat.

The numbers don’t negate Facebook’s decreased appeal to younger demographics, however.

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