2Q EARNINGS CALL: Zuckerberg Again Denies That Facebook Is Slipping Among Teens

By David Cohen 

Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg used part of his presentation during the company’s second-quarter earnings call to again reject the notion that the social network is losing popularity among teens.

Zuckerberg said during the call:

One specific demographic I want to address is U.S. teens. There has been a lot of speculation and reporting that fewer teens are using Facebook. But based on our data, that just isn’t true. It’s difficult to measure this perfectly, since some young people lie about their age. But based on the best data we have, we believe that we are close to fully penetrated in the U.S. teen demographic for a while, and the number of teens using Facebook on both a daily and monthly basis has been steady over the past year-and-a-half.

Teens also remain really highly engaged using Facebook. Now it’s also worth mentioning that these stats are for Facebook only. Instagram is growing quickly, as well, so if you combine the two services together, we believe our engagement and share of time spent are likely growing quickly throughout the world.

Readers: Do you think Facebook is still popular among teens?

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