Survey: The average teenager has more than 425 Facebook friends

Shawn Knight

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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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yRaz

Posts: 3,481   +3,142
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.
 
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davislane1

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.
Vanity and a herd mentality.
 

St1ckM4n

Posts: 2,887   +628
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. :(
 

TS-56336

Posts: 603   +110
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
 
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Guest

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.
 

ypsylon

Posts: 245   +99
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.
 
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spencer

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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.
 

avoidz

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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.
 

jobeard

Posts: 14,024   +1,801
Apparently, that demographic (ie the teenagers) is abandoning FB in droves in favor of Instagram to escape parental supervision.