02.27.2018 10:46 PM

Teenagers, the destroyer of worlds

And this is why I’m in the middle of writing a trilogy about teenagers: they’re more interesting, and intelligent, and fearless, than any adult.

“Facebook announced a decline in daily users in America and Canada for the first time…globally, users were spending around 50m fewer hours per day on Facebook. [This] translates into users worldwide spending 15% less time on Facebook year over year.”

Reasons why here.


  1. Peter says:


    Youngsters are spending more time on other apps such as Snapchat, and Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram, where their parents and grandparents are less likely to lurk.

    And this is evidence that young people are more interesting, intelligent and fearless?

  2. Pedant says:

    The kids all fled Facebook when their parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents started joining in droves and, even worse, attempted to “friend” them.

    • The Doctor says:

      Exactly. For young people, the ideal social media platform or app is one their parents and other oldsters don’t understand, haven’t heard of and/or can’t use.

  3. Sean says:

    Snapchat and Instagram “Stories” disappear after 24 hours, and they notify you if someone’s taken a screenshot or saved a picture, so there’s much less concern that something you post is “forever” – something we’ve constantly been warning them.

  4. Derek Pearce says:

    As noted, they aren’t spending less time overall on social media, just on Facebook. If Snapchat and Instagram make someone more interesting, then I’ve got some magic beans to sell you…

    *nb Facebook does need to get it’s shit together re manipulation from troll farms…

    • The Doctor says:

      The cheesy ads and “suggested” this and that in my facebook feed are really irritating. And personally, I find targeted ads creepy. It’s like you’re getting stalked by a bot. Furthermore, it’s obvious that FB and others are on a constant campaign to collect as much personal info about me as possible. Again, it’s creepy and I personally stopped providing stuff like that long ago.

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