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Teen use of Facebook plummets, says report

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The habits of a teenager are fickle and ever-changing, but a new report by Piper Jaffray shows that teenage interest in Facebook took a sharp drop over the last year.

According to a report in The Washington Post, the investment bank found that Facebook use among teens 13 to 19 dropped sharply from 75 percent to 45 percent. (Hat tip to BI.)

Where did they go instead? Twitter and Instagram, mostly. (Piper Jaffray polled 7,200 teens nationwide between spring and fall of 2014.)

This is of course, not the first time this supposed trend has been observed, and in the first half of 2019 the trend reversed. So-called Facebook killer Ello may be another destination eventually, but for now it remains a niche player, despite growing quickly.

The Washington Post has the full story.