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    Default Facebook Losing Popularity With Younger Ages

    There is more recent interesting news that Facebook user rates are dropping in the younger age groups. This will become a big problem for Facebook as they are no longer as relevant to the younger population and is more popular with older age groups. If you think about it, what was once a younger social media tool is widely used by wider and older age groups such as our parents and grandparents. What is growing is Instagram (owned by Facebook) and Snapchat.

    What this means is companies using Facebook and other traditional social media will need to start thinking fast how to incorporate Instagram and Snapchat into their social media strategies before it is too late. Those that are first to adopt new social media will have the most to gain as they did when Facebook first became popular.

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    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/22/facebook-may-have-a-grown-up-problem-young-people-leaving-for-instagram-and-snapchat.html

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    Not to mention the older population not sharing as much on Facebook these days. It's become just a news tool for quite a few people I know. I think a lot of people got turned off it by all the arguing people did over Brexit/Politics and stuff like that.

    For me it's actually become a negative in my life, mostly people I don't know, barely sharing anything bar the odd smug couple picture or smug family shot, so I've removed myself from Facebook - if people want me they have my number. I don't know how much I am representative though of the wider population, being an online affiliate home worker I guess I could be a bit of an outlier.

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    It was bound to happen at some point. I guess I'm out of the younger age group now since I'm 33, but I don't go into Facebook anymore. I'm pretty tired of it tbh. However, I have been using Instagram a lot now.

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    My son stopped using Facebook as soon as I started using it. That was 4 years ago. I think the younger generation wants the freedom to express themselves uninhibited by perceived supervision. Interesting. Thank you for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingJim View Post
    Not to mention the older population not sharing as much on Facebook these days. It's become just a news tool for quite a few people I know. I think a lot of people got turned off it by all the arguing people did over Brexit/Politics and stuff like that.

    For me it's actually become a negative in my life, mostly people I don't know, barely sharing anything bar the odd smug couple picture or smug family shot, so I've removed myself from Facebook - if people want me they have my number. I don't know how much I am representative though of the wider population, being an online affiliate home worker I guess I could be a bit of an outlier.
    I couldn't agree more, especially re: politics and Brexit, this is around the time I stopped using it so much. Nowadays rarely use it; I felt like I was wasting precious time that could be spent on 'real' things. I haven't deleted my account as its handy for work related stuff.. but maybe it's only matter of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    My son stopped using Facebook as soon as I started using it. That was 4 years ago. I think the younger generation wants the freedom to express themselves uninhibited by perceived supervision. Interesting. Thank you for the post.
    I think that sums it up perfectly. Where the parents follow, the kids will flee from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    My son stopped using Facebook as soon as I started using it. That was 4 years ago. I think the younger generation wants the freedom to express themselves uninhibited by perceived supervision. Interesting. Thank you for the post.
    This. Got to the stage where anything I posted / got tagged in got 'liked' by my mother and one of my grown up sisters within 10 minutes... even they have slacked off a bit now. Still use it, though unfollowed most people (inc anyone who talks politics, on any 'side') and just have funny / techy groups left.

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    It is a proven fact, that in the meantime Facebook is only a political propaganda tool for the lunatic Left in the U.S and also in Europe.
    Here in Europe, everything, that is against German and French leading politics, because of the refugee disaster, is very fast "hate speech" and will be censored.

    Already before the last Presidential election in the U.S. it was known - also from former employees - that Facebook is a supporter of the Clinton Crime Family and that they routinely suppressing conservative news.

    Facebook also created a special censorship tool for China to get into that country. A country, with mass executions, without human rights and without freedom of arts.

    The same with Google, Youtube and Twitter. They are all censorship tools for the Liberal and the Left. Most conservative YouTubers have been demonetized. Conservative Twitter account have been shut down without reasons. Google tried to hide the truth about the "Clinton Body Count"!

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    Of course as soon as the parents start to like/use something it will be become "uncool" to the younger generation.
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    I still use facebook - mind you I'm harder anyone's definition of "younger generation".


    I find facebook very useful for organising and grouping people with like minded interests still.

    I use it specifically for pages and groups that I've set up ...
    - Site Writers Group.
    - Local Entrepreneurs Group / Lunch Club
    - Site Readers Page
    - Two local football teams.

    As well as the pages for several local sporting and neighbourhood organisations, and the occasional distant friend who can be 500 - 12000 kms away.

    But do I notice that I post VERY little on my own personal (me) page, maybe once a month, there are far more posts from others tagging me on news items etc.

    As for the OP - I'm not surprised - younger gen is only interested in selfies and trying to look cool ..
    Perhaps they find all the reading on facebook just too hard / time consuming?

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    I have a lot accounts for sites using facebook lol, who really uses it anymore for what it was intended for? I see it as an Evil necessity only.

    I assume for ever 300 FB accounts there is one real person on average.
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    Remember when it first came out and you could only do status updates in the third person? That was annoying.
    e.g. Bill Smith is....

    Looking back though I guess it was a novelty, something new and we all bought in to it for a time, now it's just boring.

    I agree with Gooner's way of using it, I can see the poiint of it in that respect as a meetup/group organising tool, unfortunately a lot of people don't use it in any sort of constructive way any more. From the annoying political experts and millions of tit for tat 'left vs right' political arguments and posts, to the abundance of annoying click bait news stories and as I mentioned earlier people being smug in their family/relationship stuff. I just had to turn it off, it hurt my brain.

    I'm a happier human being without logging into that nonsense every day, I don't get so annoyed about politics and I tend to live my own reality more, rather than doing that life-comparison thing all the time. e.g. "oh why didn't person X invite me to their wedding, that looked good fun", or "hey they look a really happy couple - I'm not as happy as them." Most of it's fake and for show, people only showing one side of their life and exaggerating it - I find it all very insidious and disruptive to basic human happiness. There are many studies that have been done that show people are a lot happier without it.

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    That's a good thing.

    I use it for promoting some websites, although typical Facebook-traffic is low-quality traffic in my opinion. It's full of click bait stories and they're doing actually nothing about that. As long as someone is paying per click, it's cool for them or something like that.

    I prefer a forum to discuss or to read things, actually. I also don't feel the need to stalk the woman living in front of my house or show the whole world how cool my life is, what sun glasses I've bought for my kids or send a picture of an ice cream I am eating to the whole world.

    I also do not trust Mark Z. at all.

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    Facebook's had it's day. It's boring. People over glamorise their ****** lives and lie. Other than that it's people complaining and desperate cries for help..... I wonder what the next big thing will be in social
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    I think Facebook is still okay, but it doesn't seem to be as good as it once was. I also agree that it seems to appeal a lot more to the younger generation (especially teenagers and pre-teenagers). I really miss those times. They were very special and unique to me. It's such a shame that we all have to grow older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutthebets View Post
    Facebook's had it's day. It's boring. People over glamorise their ****** lives and lie. Other than that it's people complaining and desperate cries for help..... I wonder what the next big thing will be in social
    Social media gives individual people a voice ...
    The problem is that not many people have something interesting to say every day, every week ...

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