Twitter Overtakes Facebook Among U.S. Teens
Jim LiebeltJim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
- 2013 Oct 15
Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the most popular social network among US teens, according to a new survey.
The study by the financial firm Piper Jaffray found Twitter was preferred by 26 percent of adolescents while Facebook and its recently acquired unit Instagram were each chosen by 23 percent.
It found that Twitter, Facebook and Instagram remained well ahead of other social networks used by teens.
Just four percent of teens preferred Tumblr, unchanged from earlier this year, and three percent named Google+, down from five percent.
"The data point is likely unsurprising as the trend in our survey has been moving toward Twitter over the past couple of years," said Piper Jaffray analysts Gene Munster and Douglas Clinton in a note to clients.