Half of young people is concerned by sales data Facebook




Half of Dutch youths worried about reselling or manage their data through social media like Facebook. According to a survey by research firm Newcom among more than a thousand young people.

Of the sample of 17 young people, aged 18 and 19 were found to be the most worrying. Of people aged 15 years who have been interviewed, said a third having to worry about the resale of data from social media, as is apparent from an examination of Newcom. The study was not about what young people do with those concerns. The social network in recent years, most under fire was due to the use of user data, Facebook, and remains the most popular social network among young people.

Of the surveyed social media was Twitter which most young people drop out, 22 percent of respondents had Twitter been tried, but was stopped. With Google+ showed that 12 percent, 8 percent Instagram. Facebook has at least 2 percent of the dropouts.

The research also shows that young people of 17, 18 and 19 years of Facebook is by far the most used social media is, 82 percent of the nineteen-year-olds surveyed use it daily. The number two, YouTube, stands at 24 percent, Twitter at 17 percent. Fifteen-year-olds is that difference is much smaller, 47 percent of them used daily on Facebook and Twitter 39 percent. Newcom concludes that Facebook is used more as young people get older. Also, many young people use Facebook’s photo service Instagram and instant messaging Chat Snap, 34 and 31 percent, respectively, used daily.

The study took place in January 1116 among young people, while nearly one million young people in the age range in the Netherlands. Thus, the margin of error of the survey a few percent.

Newcom: social media use among young people (January 2014)


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