If you think teens aren't using Facebook anymore — that's simply not true. Teens in high school need Facebook, it's no longer a fad social network for us, but it is definitely a needed tool for connecting that we all use.
I saw 13-year old Ruby Karp on CNBC and read her blog post "I'm 13 and none of my friends use Facebook." Her argument is rather convincing: Facebook is not trending in her age group right now, so it's not entertaining for her to go on Facebook. She is right: Facebook is no longer a fad social network.
Teens always have a new fad social network they flock to. For my friends, we were all on a variety of small, short-lived social networks before we got into Facebook. And we got into Facebook when we were getting close to high school. I've always been pretty technical so I got on Facebook before most of my friends, when I was about Ruby's age. At the time it wasn't very exciting — or very useful. None of my friends had Facebook, so my newsfeed didn't bring me anything I wanted to see. But by the time I made it into high school, when I was 14 verging on 15, all of my friends started getting Facebook accounts. They started getting them to connect with the daunting social circles of high school.