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Colin Differ

Official: Facebook is just not cool anymore

7th Aug 2009 Social Media, Facebook, Social Media Less than a minute to read

It happens with every fashion trend and it seems that social media is no exception, the young have deemed it no longer ‘cool’.

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According to research from Ofcom, the media regulator, the percentage of 15-to 25-year-olds who have a profile on a social networking site has dropped from 55% to 50% and the blame has been placed firmly on the laurels of those between the ages of 25- to 34, in which 46% of them are now regularly checking their profile up from 40% last year. It has commonly be known for a while that the majority of users on Twitter are over 25.
Paul Lee, director of technology research at Deloitte, added: “Young people are saying, ‘Now that Mum and Dad are on Facebook, do I really want to be there?’

This does not mean however that the younger generation are abandoning the Internet; Peter Phillips, Ofcom’s Head of Strategy has said “There is nothing to suggest overall usage of the Internet among 15-to 24-year-olds is going down, data suggests they are spending less time on social networking sites.”

Which begs the question, what have they found that we don’t know about?…yet.

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