Teens getting tired of Facebook drama: Pew study

Teens are leaving Facebook and turning to Twitter.

Teens find Facebook to be more an extension of their daily interactions at school and home than a place where they can relax and be themselves, according to the latest data from Pew. The unease the teens are feeling isn’t from concerns about third parties accessing their data, or even their parents discovering unflattering photos — it’s from the “drama” that goes along with maintaining a presence on the network, including jockeying for likes, agonizing over profile pictures, and the politicking and cliques that characterize teenage life.

 

 

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189 million people use Facebook without ever touching a computer

Facebook has a grand total of 189 million “mobile-only monthly active users (MAUs).

Facebook has for some time been focusing on getting its network into the hands of everyone around the world, be they tech sophisticates in urban centers or nomadic herdsmen in South Sudan.

 

 

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How many pages does an average Facebook user like?

Americans like an average of 70 pages.

Facebook wants you to like more pages so they have really been pushing users to like pages and it seems to be working.  As Socialbakers notes, the average Facebook user in 2009 liked 4.5 pages. Now that figure has risen to 40. In the U.S., Facebook users like an average of 70 pages.

 

 

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Gamification increases site engagement 29% according to billions of online user actions

Are you looking to increase commenting, social sharing, and other user engagement on your site? Billions of user actions with partners like Pepsi, Nike, and Dell, adding gamification to your site boosts engagement by almost a third, according to a Gigya study.

 

 

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Blogs are more influential than social networks for driving purchases

Consumers agree the value of online communities comes from sharing information and ideas.

According to Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report,  blogs are more influential than social networks in shaping consumers’ opinions and purchase decisions.

 

 

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Why the internet is a surveillance state

Facebook even tracks non-Facebook users.

We are going to start with three data points.

One: Some of the Chinese military hackers who were implicated in a broad set of attacks against the U.S. government and corporations were identified because they accessed Facebook from the same network infrastructure they used to carry out their attacks.

 

 

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Job-seekers with a strong online social network are 5 times as likely to find a job

Users with strong social networking ties found new jobs at a rate of 33.2 percent.

It appears that being active on Facebook can get you that new job.  According to a new study by Facebook data scientists, job-seekers with a strong, deep, and rich social network online are five times as likely to land that new job.

 

 

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