"I think Facebook can be fun, but also it’s drama central. On Facebook, people imply things and say things, even just by a like, that they wouldn’t say in real life."
Teen, on Facebook.
"I am basically dividing things up. Instagram is mostly for pictures. Twitter is mostly for just saying what you are thinking. Facebook is both of them combined so you have to give a little bit of each. But yes, so Instagram, I posted more pictures on Instagram than on Facebook. Twitter is more natural."
Teen, on using different social media sites.
Along with The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, we conducted focus groups with teenagers in a variety of locales. Here’s a list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy. http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9
- 2/3 of online U.S. adults (67%) are Facebook users, making it the dominant social networking site in this country.
- 61% of Facebook users say they have taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.
- 8% of online adults who do not currently use Facebook are interested in becoming Facebook users in the future.
These facts and more from our recent report on coming and going on Facebook: http://pewrsr.ch/VGNMNO
"[Facebook users] are adding up the pluses and minuses on a kind of networking balance sheet and they are trying to figure out how much they get out of connectivity vs. how much they put into it."
— Lee Rainie, in the New York Times, on taking Facebook hiatuses.
(Source: The New York Times)