Tumblr more popular than Facebook among young people, survey says


A survey released this week found that there were more teens and young adults who said they use Tumblr on a regular basis than those who said they use Facebook.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents between the ages of 13 and 25 said they use Tumblr regularly; 54% said they use Facebook on a regular basis.

Among those 13 to 18, the percentage who said they use Tumblr regularly was even higher -- 61% compared with 55% who said they use Facebook regularly.


The survey was conducted by Y Combinator start-up Survata. It surveyed 1,038 people after Gerry Tan, one of Survata’s investors, became curious about which social networks younger Internet users are turning to.

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The results aren’t too surprising. Just last year, the Los Angeles Times reported that while teens are still logging on to Facebook, they are also turning to a variety of other social networks.

The Survata survey also found that 20% of respondents between 13 and 25 said they use Twitter regularly. That was followed by 16% for Instagram and 9% for Snapchat.


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