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The use of social media changes according to the socioeconomic status of the user, what do you use?

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According to the new study by the Pew Research Center, Teens, Social Media & amp; Technology Overview 2015, the use of social media changes according to the socioeconomic status of the user. In the case of Facebook, the less affluent US households use more than the wealthiest families.

The survey revealed that 51% of adolescents with fewer economic opportunities said use most often, compared with 37% of adolescents from families earning $ 50,000 or more a year.

By contrast, most American teens use application for sharing photos and videos, Snapchat, that young people with fewer resources.

14% of young people from families earning more than $ 75,000, is the most-visited site, compared to 7% of those whose families earn less than 30,000 per year.

Twitter shows a similar pattern according to income, as richer users interact in it more often than the less well off.

As for how often they visit these social networks, 41% of respondents said that Facebook is the platform used more frequently. Instagram the second shelf is used, with 20%; Snapchat is third with 11% and another 6% said they use Twitter more than other social networks.

Regarding the general use of social networks, the Pew Research Center reported that three-quarters of teens (76%) said they visit them. However, this changes with age, as 68% of adolescents aged 13-14 years use, compared to 81% of older teens who said they were users of them.

When asked about seven specific sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Google+ and vine), 89% of teens surveyed said they had used at least one of the sites, while two thirds of teens ( 71%) reported the use of two or more sites.

Between 18% of young people who use only one site, 66% is a member of Facebook, Google+ 13% and 13% of Instagram. Only 3% of users of social networks who are single use Snapchat, another 2% said they used a platform not included in the list, including YouTube, while less than 2% claimed to be users of Twitter, or Tumblr Parra as their only social network.


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