This is a very interesting article about the latest trend of teens moving away from Facebook and towards the next big thing. The article claims that there are two reasons reasons young people are moving away from Facebook. One is because of the “encroachment of the grey-haired ones”. The other is that messaging apps offer “private chatting with people you are friends with in real life” (Olson, 2013). If this second reason proves true, it is great news because it means teens are taking control of their online privacy, embracing real-time chatting with real-life friends and becoming more critical of advertising.
Olson, P. (2013, November 10). Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps. The Observer. Retrieved November 18, 2013, from http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/10/teenagers-messenger-apps-facebook-exodus?CMP=twt_gu