Tech & Science Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey

18:30  12 february  2018
18:30  12 february  2018 Source:   afp.com

Parents of terror offence teenager told ‘don’t blame yourselves’ by judge

  Parents of terror offence teenager told ‘don’t blame yourselves’ by judge The boy previously admitted booking a flight aiming to fight for a banned organisation in Syria. He appeared before the district judge at the youth court on Monday where he admitted using the internet without adult supervision.The court heard police believed the boy was posting inflammatory comments on the Telegram messaging service – he later told investigators he was “bored”.Addressing the boy’s family as he was remanded in custody, Ms Arbuthnot said: “They must not blame themselves. Look at the time he’s been accessing (the internet) – they’ll have been asleep.

Washington (AFP) - With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker

Facebook is losing younger users in the US at a faster clip than previously thought, a survey has found. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than Facebook -owned Instagram.

Facebook is still growing in the US market, according to research firm, mainly due to increases in usage by older age groups © Provided by AFP Facebook is still growing in the US market, according to research firm, mainly due to increases in usage by older age groups With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday.

A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than Facebook-owned Instagram.

Facebook is still growing in the US market, according to research firm, mainly due to increases in usage by older age groups.

The report is the latest to highlight Facebook's problem with attracting and keeping young people, who have long been a core user base for the world's biggest social network.

Dublin pub launches €20 chicken fillet roll challenge - and it looks very achievable

  Dublin pub launches €20 chicken fillet roll challenge - and it looks very achievable The roll contains three and a half chicken fillets on an extremely large French baguetteThe Shamrock Lodge in Finglas launched the challenge this week, inviting chicken roll lovers to consume three and a half fillets with lettuce, butter and mayo in a huge French baguette.

With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday.

With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than

The research firm said it expected the first-ever decline in the 18-24 age group in the US, a drop of 5.8 percent this year.

It also said that for the first time since its research began, less than half of the 12-17 age group in the United States would be on Facebook, with a 5.6 percent drop in that segment.

The under-12 age group meanwhile will see a decline of 9.3 percent this year, eMarketer said.

The same trend is expected to continue into 2019 and 2020, with declines in all segments of US users under 25, the report added.

Facebook will lose an estimated two million users under 25 this year, with Snapchat and Instagram the main beneficiaries.

The report said Snapchat will add 1.9 million users under 25 in 2018 and Instagram will add 1.6 million.

Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation

  Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation Today, screenshots depicting a new “downvote” button on Facebook began circulating on Twitter, leading some to speculate that the social network is actively testing a ranking mechanism similar to Reddit’s community-controlled comment system. The company has officially confirmed the test to The Verge, but a Facebook spokesperson says it’s only intended to be a method for flagging questionable comments on public posts. Tapping the downvote button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks them to say whether the comment was “offensive,” “misleading,” or “off topic.

NEWS DESK: With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday, reported AFP. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from

Snapchat, which is known for its disappearing messages, will continue to have more users aged 12 to 24 than Instagram, the researchers said.

But Snapchat could end up facing a similar problem as it seeks to increase its user base and reach all ages.

"Snapchat could eventually experience more growth in older age groups, since it's redesigning its platform to be easier to use," eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson said.

"The question will be whether younger users will still find Snapchat cool if more of their parents and grandparents are on it. That's the predicament Facebook is in."

Facebook remains the most popular social network in the US market with an estimated 169.5 million users this year, according to eMarketer.

But faster-growing Instagram will be used by 104.7 million Americans and Snapchat will reach 86.5 million users, according to the forecast.

Last year, eMarketer predicted Facebook would see declines among some youths for the first time in its history.

A report last year by investment firm Piper Jaffray showed Snapchat is the preferred social network for US teens, with 47 percent using the platform.

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Mexico, buildings sway in capital .
<p>A 7.5 magnitude quake shook southern Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that rocked buildings across the capital Mexico City.</p>The epicenter was close to the Pacific coast in the southern state of Oaxaca and had a depth of 26.7 miles (43 km), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The area is already reeling from an earthquake that caused widespread damage in September.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!