Facebook Is Starting to Suck for Adults, Too…

The Pew Research Center has released the results of their 2014 Internet Project survey, and have compared it to the two previous years.  In this chart they’ve compared five of the most popular social media sites, based on online adults in the United States. 81 percent of adults in the U.S. use the internet.

All sites are seeing increased growth year-by-year, except Facebook. Use of Facebook stagnated at 71 percent.

Facebook does have the highest rate of engagement, with 70 percent of adults using the site daily.

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Facebook use is still growing among older adults: 56 percent of internet users 65 and older now use the site, according to the study.  That is the first time usage among the older demographic has gone over 50 percent, though grandma and grandpa aren’t welcomed additions for the younger set.

Indeed, young adults continue to use Instagram more often: 53 percent of internet users age 18-29 use Instagram, the highest percentage ever.


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

8 Responses

    • The Ghost Of Jerry Garcia

      Hey John,

      Why haven’t you accepted my Facebook friends request ?!

  1. Versus

    What exactly is the appeal of Instagram? I just don’t get it.

    • Tone

      What’s there not to get? It’s a social network where people share photos. It’s about as simple as they get.

    • Adam

      Maybe this is why nobody knows how to fix the music industry – what is there to “get?” This isn’t some complicated plot line in a David Lynch film, it’s a website where you share photos and videos and add effects filters. You’re trying to say that you don’t “get” that? Sigh. or maybe you are just trying to be passively cool by pretending there’s more that you need to pretend that you don’t understand? Makes absolutely no sense.

      • Me

        Maybe he’s blind and can’t see the pictures. That would explain why he doesn’t get it.

  2. Evan

    Well, I know a new social network designed specifically for working bands and artists, live music venues and for die-hard live music fans. Go to http://www.eatnoise.com – it’s only just starting but it will get there …