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Straight Talk for Teens Are people getting bored with just Facebook or all social media?

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 7:29 am

Dear Straight Talk: A middle school teacher friend of mine says he’s noticed his students are less interested in Facebook. My 16- and 19-year-old are constantly on Facebook, which drives me crazy, as a father, because I feel it distracts them from focusing deeply on anything substantial. What does the panel say? Is there a slacking off? — Hoping It’s True In Santa Ana

Matt, 19, Boston: I’ve seen a slight decline in Facebook use, too. Unfortunately, there’s no decline in social media in general. Users have just shifted to Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc. — partly due to all the parents, adults and snoopy employers on Facebook.

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