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 TS Booster Posts: 72   +13

    Slow news day I guess!
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

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

    ravy TS Rookie Posts: 19

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

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,897   +940

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,540   +2,337

    Vanity and a herd mentality.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    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: 11,683   +1,876

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

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

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

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

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

    ypsylon TS Enthusiast Posts: 75   +10

    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 TS Member Posts: 80   +13

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

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +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 TS Guru Posts: 457   +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 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,590   +335

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

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

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

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Less than 100 here.

    Forever alone.
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,590   +335

  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,540   +2,337

  23. Chris Hanson

    Chris Hanson TS Rookie

    And ZERO real life friends.
  24. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

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

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