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Study: Teen Facebook enthusiasm down, Twitter use up

3:05 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Teens on Facebook don't 'like' the popular social media site as much as they used to. 

A Pew Research Center study of 802 teens showed that many teens "have waning enthusiasm from Facebook."

Teens dislike the increasing adult presence, people sharing excessively and stressful "drama" according to the study. 

But, research showed that teens keep using Facebook because participation is an important part of overall teen socializing.

According to the study, teens are sharing more personal information than they did in the past. 

Teen Twitter use has grown significantly, growing from 16 percent in 2011 to 24 percent in 2013 according to Pew.

Most teens in the study, 60 percent, said they keep their profiles private and reported high levels of confidence in their abilities to manage their settings. 

Most teens still enjoy their online experience. 

According to the study, 52 percent of online teens say they have had an experience online that made them feel good about themselves. 

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