Surprise, Facebook is Even More Popular Than Last Year…

During Facebook’s third quarter earnings call they revealed a decrease in popularity among younger teenagers. Media outlets prophesied Facebook’s inevitable demise… but you can bet your life they shared their prophecies on Facebook.

Surprise! Facebook actually isn’t doing so bad…

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These charts come from Pew Research Center’s Social Media Update 2013. Facebook is by far the most popular social network, and is even more popular than in 2012. The study also found that the percentage of young adults using Facebook in 2013 is pretty much the same as in 2012.

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Here’s a breakdown of how often people use these key social networking services: 63 percent of Facebook users are on the site at least once a day, followed by Instagram at 57 percent and Twitter at 46 percent.

7 Responses

  1. t martial

    Yeah – they’re doing real great …in AFRICA!
    Westerners are sick of it. US numbers are flat.
    UK kids are embarrassed by it.
    Facebook is over and done.

    • GGG

      lulz. The anti-Facebook crowd always makes me laugh.

      Poor Facebook, only has like a third of the US population instead of half. What a failure of a company…

    • mdti

      UK kids are embarrassed by it.

      French kids and teens too, because they don’t wanna be “friend” with their parents (what a shame when you are a teen :-) ) .

  2. spoken X Digital Media Group

    Inside the music industry it’s about doing it very big. But after ten straight Christmas with no car to drive, I don’t do it big–I do it right. . .Sales tax on income paid in full :$-8,467,173,700.80 ; your friendly digital neighborhood poet , Literati X. . .

  3. Danwriter

    Worth noting that FB acquired Instagram in April 2012.

  4. Matthew

    This study seems like apples to oranges to me. Granted they’re all a form of social media, they all do very different things. I guess comparing Facebook to Google+, Myspace, and Friendster would just be a slaughter, but I’d still like to see the numbers.

  5. Ryan

    These studies offer little insight if they do not explain how each platform is being used. I’m sure that most of us would agree that Facebook users interact with the website and services much differently now as opposed to 5 years ago. “More popular” means little to an industry such as ours.
    -Ryan (