The Facebook scandals didn’t stop anyone from using Facebook

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It turns out that social media is the bad boyfriend we refuse to dump for good.

Despite a year of social media scandals and public skepticism, U.S. adults are still using Facebook and other social networking sites at the same rates that they were one year ago, a new Pew Research Center survey has found. That’s in contrast to what Pew found in mid-2018: that people were taking measures to limit their social media use. Apparently, even if we say we want to quit Facebook, we’re not actually pulling the plug.

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Between Jan. 8 and Feb. 7, 2019, Pew surveyed a weighted, representative sample of 1,502 U.S. adults about their social media use. Many of their findings back up previous trends: younger demographics favor Instagram and Snapchat, while middle-aged and older adults are more regular users of Facebook.  Read more…

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