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This Is What 90% Smartphone Penetration Looks Like

This Is What 90% Smartphone Penetration Looks Like

By Josh Wolford May 8, 2015

ComScore just released a new report on U.S. smartphone penetration – or, if you don’t like the sound of that, call it the percentage of a certain market using smartphones. Bottom line: everyone has a smartphone. Actually, about 77% – …

Teens, Get the Hell Off Your Phones and Drive Teens, Get the Hell Off Your Phones and Drive

This post is brought to you by cranky old men everywhere. Teens, put down your goddamn phones and look at the road. Stop changing tracks on Spotify, stop texting bae. Stop dancing with your friends and looking at stuff in …

Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat

That about says it. Millennials, categorized by comScore as those aged 18 to 34, have a new favorite toy in the social media realm. According to comScore’s most-recent Mobile Metrix, Snapchat is now the third most-popular social app for millennials. …

Teen Threatens to Kill Everyone in Texas Town on Facebook

There are two things that teens should know about posting incendiary, possibly terroristic messages on Facebook in 2014. First, someone’s going to notice and you’re going to get caught. Also, they’re going to take that shit seriously. Meet Melissa Johnson, …

Facebook’s Bleeding Teen Users, Right? Not So Fast… Facebook’s Bleeding Teen Users, Right? Not So Fast…

Facebook, that magical place of college hookups, ex-stalking, and most importantly, exclusivity, is no more. To many, the real Facebook died years ago when Mark Zuckerberg and company decided that it had to be an egalitarian network. Facebook died when …

Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Little Anecdote Snapchat Has to Be Thrilled with This Little Anecdote

What’s so terrifying that it’ll make high-school students panic like they’re seven and someone just took away their recess? Apparently, it’s not a giant zit on prom night or the revelation of a secret burn book. It appears that the …

Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies

In well-that’s-just-a-horrible-turn-of-events news, a Mexican teen was stabbed 65 times after posting racy photos of herself and her best friend on Facebook, according to police in Guamúchil, Sinaloa. The NY Daily News reports that Erandy Gutierrez, 16, fatally stabbed Anel …

Teen Sues Parents for Tuition and Living Expenses Teen Sues Parents for Tuition and Living Expenses

A teen in New Jersey decided that she no longer wanted to follow her parents’ household rules, so she did what other teens of age do in similar situations–she ran away. While most teens who decide they want to live …

Another Study Finds Teen Facebook Use On The Decline Another Study Finds Teen Facebook Use On The Decline

Yet another study has come out indicating that teen Facebook use has dropped significantly. Mashable points to data from GlobalWebIndex, saying that active teen users in the U.S. fell 11%. But Facebook still dominates the landscape. “The site continues to …

New Data Shows Just How Many Teens Facebook is Losing New Data Shows Just How Many Teens Facebook is Losing
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Though it may not mean the end of the world’s most popular social network, the demographic shift in Facebook members is leaving some analysts worried. Already reports are showing that Facebook is dead to teens, who are switching to more …

Monster Energy Drinks Investigated By Attorneys

Your company may want to stop pushing the envelope of your product if it has a history for being a potential causation of five deaths from reports by the Food and Drug Administration. Monster Beverage Corporation, the makers of the …

Pretty Little Liars’ Bellisario Talks Teen Pressures
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Troian Bellisario, who is frequently recognized for her portrayal of Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars, understands the difficulties teens experience when transitioning into adulthood. Bellisario was born into a priviledged Los Angeles family, and appeared to have an ideal …

Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study
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With decade-old MySpace now considered part of the ancient history of the internet, it’s little wonder that questions are now forming over whether Facebook has long-term staying power. As the internet (and especially mobile platforms) have grown, Facebook has become …

Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens
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When Facebook released its quarterly earnings report a few weeks ago, CFO David Ebersman brought up a decrease in young teen engagement during the conference call. “I want to say a few words about youth engagement on Facebook,” he said. …

Is Facebook Losing Teens? Is Facebook Losing Teens?
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The kids aren’t digging Facebook as much as they used to be. That’s the message that has been coming through the blogosphere, and finally, even kind of admitted by Facebook itself. Do you think Facebook is at risk of losing …

Twitter Tops Facebook Among Teens In Popularity Survey Twitter Tops Facebook Among Teens In Popularity Survey
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Despite claims from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that teens aren’t losing interest in the social network, a new study suggests that Twitter has become the most important network for teens as Facebook declines in popularity. The study comes from Piper …

Facebook Now Lets Teens Post Publicly but Will Default Them to Only ‘Friends’ Facebook Now Lets Teens Post Publicly but Will Default Them to Only ‘Friends’

If you have a teenager (13-17) who’s on Facebook, you’ll probably want to listen up. Facebook is making some changes to what they call the “teen experience,” and it amounts to a couple significant alterations in teenagers’ audience on the …