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Most experts are concerned about social media use by younger individuals. Facebook also tends to be more popular among teens in lower-income households. YouTube and Reddit were not included as options in the 2014-2015 survey but were included in the current survey. Some respondents said that they use Snapchat the most while the others sided with YouTube. Meanwhile, Twitter (TWTR) followed at 32%, and Tumblr's popularity (14%) remained the same since the 2015 survey. Seven-in-ten teens living in households earning less than $30,000 a year say they use Facebook, compared with 36 per cent whose annual family income is $75,000 or more.
The latest survey only indicated that Facebook has a teen issue.
According to a more recent survey, Facebook has lost its dominance as a social networking platform among the kids. And, Anderson noted, one of the key themes in their study was the idea that teens "felt that social media caused distraction". Only 24% said it has mostly a negative impact, while 31% said it's mostly positive. Only 11 per cent said they were online less often. Younger social media users are increasingly migrating to alternative platforms. and coming online in droves. For them, social media has a negative effect on how teens interact in-person. In 2018, the percentage was 45 percent, up 21 points from three years ago.