Facebook: Yeah, kids still think it’s cool


Teens still think Facebook [fortune-stock symbol=”FB”] is awesome, according to a new report, dispelling fears that the social network is losing its luster with teens who prefer newer services like Snapchat.

Seventy-one percent of teens said they use Facebook, the Pew Research Center found, making it the most used of any social media service. Meanwhile, half of teens said they use Facebook’s photo sharing site Instagram, and 40% said they use Snapchat, the app for sending messages that disappear.

The findings, released Thursday, counter concerns in recent years that Facebook is in decline with school kids, whose fickle tastes mean that no social media service can count on their loyalty for long. In 2013, for example, Facebook’s chief financial officer acknowledged that the social network’s growth among teens had plateaued, raising investors’ fears of an impending exodus of a core group of users.
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