Teens still don't think Facebook is cool but they use it more than any other social site


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These teens probably have Facebook downloaded on their smartphones

Teens might think Facebook has been taken over by their parents, but they're still using it more than ever.


A new study from research firm Forrester found that while only 65% of 12 t0 17-year-olds consider the social network "cool," (ranking it below most other popular apps), it still generates more "hyper usage" than Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter. About 61% say it's the social network they use the most.

Even more interesting: 47% use the site more this year than they did last year.

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That matches with anecdotal evidence from Business Insider reporter Maya Kosoff who hung out with a bunch of teens who said that Facebook is essential for their social lives.

78% now use Facebook at least once a month, which is more than Instagram (55%), Twitter (50%) and Snapchat (45%).


The perception...

The reality of usage:

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