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Response to Orrex (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 09:51 AM

12. largely false?

the claim that young people are abandoning the platform.

The first point seems undeniably true, while the second seems largely false

You are the first person I have seen to dispute that. They have been leaving FB in large numbers for years (this is for the US, not all users globally, which is the focus of the article)

Why teens are leaving Facebook: Itís Ďmeaninglessí (February 2015)


Younger users flee their parents' favorite social network, Facebook, at surprising pace (Feb 2018)


Why People Donít Use Facebook Anymore? An Investigation Into the Relationship Between the Big Five Personality Traits and the Motivation to Leave Facebook (academic article from July 2020)


Facebook is rapidly losing millennials, US user base down 15 million since 2017 (March 2019)


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