Here are the apps teens actually love, in 5 charts

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Teens. Since the beginning of humanity, they’ve always represented what the future of humanity would look like. Now, thanks to a new survey, we have an idea of what kinds of websites, apps, and online services the future of humanity will enjoy– at least for the next few years of existence. Then, an entirely new crop of startups replaces the upstarts that recently rose to power.

Curator startup Niche conducted a sizable survey of 7,000 teens, and this is what it found:

Popularity in general

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Facebook and Youtube reign supreme, with 61 percent and 55 percent of daily active users, respectively. Instagram and the Facebook-nemesis team over at Snapchat are neck-and-neck in the race for photo sharing apps (around 50 percent).

Signs are good for the beleaguered micro-messaging app, Twitter, with 35 percent, a trend that has seen dramatic growth over the past two years.

The sad panda award goes to Foursquare, with a self-reported zero-percent daily active userbase among teens (3 percent overall). Of course, there are certainly teens that use Foursquare daily, but not enough to be picked up in a pretty large survey.

Finally, no shocker: The largely unemployed slice of teens legally required to attend high school do not spend much time polishing their Linkedin Profiles (2 percent daily use) — this in spite of LinkedIn’s efforts to court college applicants.

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson has a nice graph ranking all of the popular websites/services by daily use.

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News

Teens must love listicles and sideboob stories: 15 percent report reading Buzzfeed occasionally, and 21 percent visit the Huffington Post. The Onion and Reddit are tied for the semi-serious news gold medal, at about 10 percent of occasional users.

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Entertainment

YouTube dominates video with 55 percent daily users. The fact that Hulu is at around 23 percent of daily users is more evidence that teens aren’t just watching TV online — they are watching traditional TV programming much less.

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Pandora leads the pack on music (37 percent), meaning that discovery could be more important than random access(14 percent report using Spotify, and 32 percent, iTunes).

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You can see the full survey here.


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42 comments
Eddy Resnick
Eddy Resnick

It continues to show the dominance of Facebook even with the teens who were supposed to moving en masse to Whatsapp which scores rather low in the overall usage. There is still room for some more competition in the social media space.

Eddy Resnick
Eddy Resnick

And of course Yo! is nowhere to be found (TG).

Shannon Lee
Shannon Lee

...there's really nothing interesting about this...

Joe Miller
Joe Miller

Do teens these days have any disposable income?

Patti Wilson
Patti Wilson

Fascinating view, they get their news from Huffington Post and BuzzFeed they communicate by text , they listen to free music Pandora not itunes they don't watch TV they watch YouTube

Adam Reed
Adam Reed

Teenagers on the internet. Most annoying thing since some bastard put hot sauce in my eyedrops. Seriously, look at those attention seeking missiles.

Andrew Lackie
Andrew Lackie

James William Henri thought you would find this interesting.

Johnatan Alperson
Johnatan Alperson

Something tells me these stats has nothing to do with reality.

Darius Han
Darius Han

"Texting" as in the old school way or the digital way?

Barry Pixelflip
Barry Pixelflip

'Whisper' should be on there.   Pretty popular in my area.

Muhammad Waqas
Muhammad Waqas

1 teen likes, Business Insider :D She will be billionaire

Jason Ball
Jason Ball

Yes. In my circle of influence, it's people my age - 40's - who don't use FB (never did or deleted), whereas younger folks pretty much are always active on it.

Mike Herman
Mike Herman

Ha, thanks Jonathan! It's my nephew actually! And I actually meant that the peak of the echo boom is currently 23 - so in 2 years at age 25 they will start having *some* disposable income.

Danny Liggins
Danny Liggins

I find what's app better than kik and I use deezer over Spotify

Jonathan Kleiman
Jonathan Kleiman

Also, I had to look at your pic to guess your age. Your son or nephew or stolen child or whatever is adorable

Jonathan Kleiman
Jonathan Kleiman

Echo Boom means people born in the 80's and 90's. They are well into the workforce. You are an echo boomer. What the heck are you talking about?

Jonathan Kleiman
Jonathan Kleiman

good for foursquare. still on the chart without being relevant at all

Mike Herman
Mike Herman

We're still (at best) 6 years away from this group having any major serious purchasing power. Yet we have the Echo Boom only 2 years away from entering the workforce. Why do we care so much about teens?

Brendan Wright
Brendan Wright

I'll be sure to send this link to the next tech/media snob on Twitter who insists that "Facebook is for old people."

B W
B W

I'll be sure to send this link to the next tech/media snob on Twitter who insists that "Facebook is for old people."

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

Foursquare made the list?  Maybe she's not dead after all...

Erik M.C. Peterson
Erik M.C. Peterson

FB messenger != FB app does it.. this actually doesn't show FB app anywhere. That's bad

Sean Paul McCloskey
Sean Paul McCloskey

Rumors of Facebook's decline in the teen market seem to be exaggerated.

Dave Chan
Dave Chan

So, that contradicts the idea that FB is no longer popular with teens.