Survey: The average teenager has more than 425 Facebook friends

By Shawn Knight
May 22, 2013
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  1. It’s no secret that social media is massively popular among today’s youth but perhaps you’d be surprised to learn that a staggering 81 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 use some form of social media. Of...

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  2. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA Newcomer, in training Posts: 48   +8

    Slow news day I guess!
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,846   +887

    I went through my friends list the other day and did a nice cleanup.
  4. ravy

    ravy Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    I have like 50 and I'm 17...
  5. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +89

    I only use Facebook to keep up with old high school friends. I might have added 10 people since I graduated 4 years ago. I don't understand the people who have 300+ friends.
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,260   +464

    Vanity and a herd mentality.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +619

    The most I ever had was 150, then I deleted them all since they were boring. I now have a very relaxed <80, and everyone is still boring. :(
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,586   +863

    What is Facebook...?:confused:
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,050   +699

  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    I don't mind people not knowing who I am on FB as long as he/she doesn't spam link or doesn't have any mutual friend from my other friends
  11. I have 97 facebook friends. 70 of which I can easily remove because I don't talk to them.
    The rest of my "friends" that are left are there because I see them from time to time. Not because I like them.
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,970   +729

    And to think I have a lot with 19. Facebook is something I seldom use.
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    If there is over 100, chances are they are not friends.
  14. ypsylon

    ypsylon Newcomer, in training Posts: 44   +6

    Zuckenberg and rest of his lot should be put on trial for crimes against humanity.

    As you probably guessed I don't have account on Face**** and I despise any mention of it.
    spencer likes this.
  15. danhodge

    danhodge Newcomer, in training Posts: 80   +13

    I find it hard to believe that only 7% of teens have a Youtube account...
  16. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    I need to delete mine, this is how the NSA can frame you for stuff etc. And practically everyone at my school has a youtube account;that's most likely due to the fact we have macbook pros. Stupidest idea EVER, macbooks=expensive, and weak what a school laptop should be=inexpensive,durable and lightweight. And now everyone in this messed up 1984 school LOVES apple. WHen I say I have a computer 10x faster than this macbook kids say "that's not possible macs are the fastest in the world". Maybe people think macs are the fastest because of the price tag-_-. It seems I am ranting;but this is true.
  17. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Friends are the currency of FB. The more you have the more popular you appear to the world. I signed up again recently (with a fake name) just to look at a friend's page. Now I want to delete my account again. It's just a big waste of time and superficial nonsense.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    I have a whopping 9 friends:eek:
  19. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,352   +301

    Apparently, that demographic (ie the teenagers) is abandoning FB in droves in favor of Instagram to escape parental supervision.
  20. PC nerd

    PC nerd TechSpot Booster Posts: 324   +36

    Less than 100 here.

    Forever alone.
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,260   +464

  23. Chris Hanson

    Chris Hanson Newcomer, in training

    And ZERO real life friends.
  24. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    I'm the only one with 0 real life friends.

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