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US teens migrating to Twitter

22 May 2013, 12:24

Washington - A new poll finds that American teens are sharing more about themselves on social media.

They are also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook.

In the Pew Research Center poll, 94% of teens who are social media users have a profile on Facebook - flat from the previous year.

Twenty-six percent of teen social media users were on Twitter.

That's more than double from the figure in 2011 of 12%.

In focus groups, teens said there were too many adults on Facebook and too much sharing of inane details, like what a friend ate for dinner.

- AP


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