YouTube Is The Most-Used Social Network For 14-17 Year-Olds

When it was decried that Facebook doesn’t matter as much to younger teens than it does for older millennials, it turns out it was very true. According to a new polling by NuVoodoo, teens are much less interested in Facebook than their older counterparts. So, what platforms matter most to them

YouTube, as it turns out, is their social platform of choice, followed by Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Twitter, Google Plus and Tumblr. Although Twitter and Vine are integrated, younger users prefer the video platform as opposed to the microblogging one, preferring the immediacy of video. This shows that younger users are most attuned to social platforms in which video is shared than anything else.

Separately, Tumblr is seeing rising popularity among younger users, with 23.8 percent of users on the platform as opposed to 15.6 percent of 18-34 year-olds. Pinterest, while user rates for teens are comparatively low, sees higher numbers in the 14-17 range than older users, showing that teens are more interested in the platform.

What this polling also shows is younger teens’ preference for mobile platforms is something to pay attention to. Snapchat, Vine and Instagram are all inherently mobile platforms and their index in usage is high.


CREATIVE: Top Trailers For The Week – 10/23 Edition

Welcome back to the Top Trailers For the Week, where we select the best in movies, TV and video game highlights for the period ending October 23. Today, we’ve got some exciting stuff on tap, so let’s start with an obvious favorite…


With the game set to launch in about ten days, the hype for Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare couldn’t be greater. Featuring a new futuristic approach to the popular series, this entry also features the presence of Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who promises to deliver an impact as the main financier of one of the nation’s most powerful private armies. Advanced Warfare releases on November 4th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, although purchasers of the Day Zero pack can access the game 24 hours earlier.


Microsoft took a huge leap forward with its original programming for Xbox consoles, with the debut of a teaser trailer for its forthcoming Halo series, Nightfall. Featuring impressive visual effects and strong performances, this live-action spin-off of the popular game series promises to be a hit – especially with executive producer Ridley Scott behind the project. Nightfall will be available for viewing on November 11th, as part of the forthcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One.


Sony announced that it will be holding a PlayStation Experience event on December 6th and 7th in Las Vegas, enabling thousands of fans to come down and play exclusive games, as well as chat with developers and take part in other contests and giveaways. Tickets will be available through the PlayStation site starting tomorrow.


Last but not least, Sony also scored big numbers this week with its new live-action “Friendly Competition” ad, featuring a pair of players facing off in a variety of games in real-time, including NBA 2K15, Far Cry 4 and Destiny.