Infographic: How teenagers are using social media in 2013


Jim Dougherty

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You may notice that a lot of the data in this infographic is strange or misleading. Frankly, even if it looked cleaner, it still would be incorrect. What I appreciate about this graphic is that it shows that Gen Z is a disruptive force for what we think is intuitive about social media platforms. While the utility of social remains, what they use and how they use it are sometimes quite different from previous generations.

Let me know what you think about this one.

Teens ans social media infographic

Infographic by NextAdvisor
Photo by Tebatman (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty

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I'm the guy that wrote the article you just read. Sorry for the typos.


  1. edward says

    Is the man laying on the yellow bed a picture of you Jim? If so, it’s kind of strange. If not, I’m at a loss as to why it’s even there.

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