Mashable: Teens are breaking up with Facebook faster than we thought, says study

Hanscom, Donald H., Jr.

In case we needed any more proof of just how bad Facebook’s teen problem is, a new study suggests it could be even worse than we thought.

That’s a significant drop from 2015, the last year Pew published a similar study, when Facebook was the most popular social platform among U.S. teens. At that time, 71 percent of teens said they were Facebook users.

Now, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat are significantly more popular among younger users than Facebook. In 2015, Instagram was a distant second to Facebook, with 20 percent of teens, and Snapchat came in third with 11 percent. (YouTube wasn’t part of the 2015 survey.)  Read more…