Millions of Teens Have Abandoned Facebook since 2011

from
,

The debate about whether or not young people are losing interest in Facebook has been going on for a while now. Some say it's a problem that the media invented, others say that teenagers are indeed jumping ship in favor of new, more hip services such as Instagram, Snapchat or Tumblr.

Yesterday, iStrategyLabs came out with a report that appears to prove Facebook's teenager exodus. According to iStrategy, which pulls its data from Facebook's social ad tool, the number of users aged 13-24 in the United States has declined by more than 6 million since January 2011. If the data is correct, Facebook's teenage user base in the U.S. shrank by an alarming 25 percent in the past three years, indicating that Facebook does indeed have trouble reaching young users.



Infographic: Millions of Teens Have Abandoned Facebook since 2011 | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Social Networks
    Twitter Versus Facebook

    This chart shows how Facebook and Twitter measure up in numbers.

  • Mobile App Usage
    How App Engagement Varies Across Categories

    The chart shows how many times a month apps from different categories are launched on average and how long an average session lasts.

  • IPOs
    Alibaba Pops 38% in Public Trading Debut

    This chart shows how Alibaba's first day as a public company compares to the stock market debuts of other internet companies.

  • Alibaba Raises at Least $21.8 Billion in Record IPO

    This chart shows how much capital was raised in the 10 largest initial public offerings in the United States.

  • Social Networks
    Social Media Silences NSA Debate

    This chart shows the willingness to join conversations about government surveillance.

More info on this topic
You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference

FAQ
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", , which inlcudes current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Jan Ahrens
(jan.ahrens@statista.com).