Facebook is the undisputed king of social media sites in the world. However, are teens moving away from the king of social media and are now more enamoured by image-centric social media sites?
That seems to be the trend as revealed by this infographic from NextAdvisor.com.
According to the new Internet services comparison site, 9 out of 10 teens in the US use social media but while Facebook still has the lion’s share, there has been a substantial shift in usage and value assignment in this demographic.
The gist of the infographic lies in which social network is considered more important by teens. According to this, when teens were asked which social network they consider most important, 33 percent said Facebook.
While that is still a large number, this is a marked 9 percentage point drop from the 42 percent who said so in 2012.
Compare this to the increase Instagram got: 17 percent of teens said the same thing about the photo-centric site. This is an increase of 5 percentage points to the 12 percent of teens who said the same in 2012.
This may, strictly speaking, also be a plus side for Facebook as the social network owns Instagram. However, we venture Facebook would much prefer to have usage and importance increase for both its main site and Instagram.
Meanwhile, the infographic also lists the favorite social media site of teens.
According to this, Tumblr, is the favorite of teens with 61 percent saying so. Tumblr is another photo-centric social media site.
Next comes Facebook – with 55 percent of teens saying so – which is the world’s largest photo sharing site though it cannot be considered centered on just photos.
Twitter comes next with 22 percent of teens saying this followed closely by Instagram with 21 percent.
SnapChat, a photo messaging and social media service, got 13 percent.
The infographic also takes note of social media privacy for teens. Sounding the alarm once again for more vigilance in this area, NextAdvisor says that 13 percent of teens stream live video to the internet for others to watch. Meanwhile, just 60 percent have their social media profiles set to private.
Teens are also posting online through social media things which can ultimately harm them. According to this, 91 percent post photos of themselves, 71 percent share their school name and the city or town they live in, 53 percent share their email addresses, and 20 percent share their mobile phone number.
Infographic from NextAdvisor.com.
Featured image from Ed Yourdon on Flickr (CC)