Much has been made in the tech and social media news circles regarding Facebook’s eventual demise because teenagers don’t make up a large group on the social network. Brittany Darwell, co-editor of sister site Inside Facebook, wrote that just because teenagers aren’t on Facebook now doesn’t mean that they won’t sign up in the future.
Teenagers don’t need News Feed to figure out what’s going on in their friends’ lives. They chat enough at school and after school. Additionally, in high school, you don’t really have many circles of friends, like you would in college and later in life. So it’s not too surprising that teens aren’t on Facebook — there’s not really a need for them to have an account. Plus, mom is also on Facebook now.
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