“Facebook is just not the big fad anymore,” said Kim Franklin, a 15-year-old from Gaithersburg, Md., who does not have a Facebook account and prefers social media site Tumblr.
“It was like everybody was constantly on there, but now not so much.” Franklin said her 13-year-old sister Nicole hasn’t signed up for a Facebook account either.
Meanwhile, Laura Franklin, the girls’ 37-year-old mother, always has Facebook open on her computer while working on her parenting blog, Better in Bulk. That, she said, has led her teen daughters to dub Facebook a “mom thing.”
In related news, I’ve been told by two college students that their young siblings/nieces/nephews think that Skype “is for old people” and the kids like services like ooVoo. One of the kids in this article even uses Google+ (!!!) likely because it’s the best/only free group video chat service.
Personally, I’m glad my old teenage escapades on DA, LJ, Gaia Online, etc. are safely hidden behind various pseudonyms!
Source: Los Angeles Times