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Facebook slips, Snapchat grows among teens

Facebook slips, Snapchat grows among teens

By Larry Magid

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News

Listen to Larry Magid’s CBS News Radio interview with the study’s lead author, Monica Anderson
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A new survey from Pew Research found that Snapchat is now the social media app that teens use most often, followed closely by YouTube.

A slight majority (51 percent) still uses Facebook, but that’s down from 71 percent compared with Pew’s 2014-2015 survey.

The report, Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018 is based on a nationally representative sample of 1,058 parents and 743 teens.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is growing among teens. It’s now used by 72 percent, up from 52 percent in 2015. Nearly seven in 10 (69 percent) of teens use Snapchat, up from 41 percent in 2015.

But the more interesting statistics aren’t so much the number of users of each service but the number of teens who use them most often.  Facebook was once the dominant platform for young Americans, but that honor now goes to Snapchat, which 32 percent of teens say they use most often. It’s followed by YouTube, which is the most commonly used app by 32 percent of teens followed by Instagram (15 percent) with Facebook at 10 percent and Twitter a distant 3 percent.

 

Although many teens post content to YouTube, most just use it to consume videos while other platforms are used by people who frequently post as well as consume content.

What I find interesting about these numbers is that the two most popular interactive services — Snapchat and Instagram — are different from Facebook in three important ways.

First, they are based around pictures and videos rather than words. Sure, you add text to your Snapchat and Instagram posts but the text is essentially a photo caption or an adjunct to a video.

The second is that users post to these apps almost exclusively from smartphones while Facebook can be fully accessed from either computer or a phone.

Finally, Snapchat and Instagram are more ephemeral than Facebook. Snapchat posts, by default, disappear shortly after they’re viewed, and an increasing number of Instagram users are taking advantage of its optional-stories posts which disappear after 24 hours. Although Facebook posts can be deleted, the default is for them to stay around forever.

Nearly all teens have smartphones

Another big reveal is that smartphone use among American teens is nearly ubiquitous, with 95 percent reporting they have or have access to a smartphone. That compares with 88 percent who say they have access to a computer at home. Unlike smartphone penetration, which is nearly universal, computer access correlates with income with 96 percent of teens from households with incomes of $75,000 or more a year having access to PCs compared with 75 percent of those in households with incomes below $30,000.

I don’t think this is just about affordability. You can purchase a low-end laptop for less than the cost of most smartphones and, unlike smartphones, you don’t need an expensive cellular plan to use them. Getting access to the internet only via smartphone has an impact on how it’s used, according to the 2016 report, Digital Equity: Technology and Learning in the Lives of Lower-Income Families. “Low- and moderate-income parents who only have Internet access via mobile phones are less likely to shop online (36% vs. 66% of those with home access), use online banking or bill-paying (49% vs 74%), apply for jobs or services online (42% vs. 56%), or follow local news online (70% vs. 82%). The same is true for their children, who are significantly less likely to look up information online about things they are interested in (35% vs. 52% with home access), or to use the internet daily (31% to 51%).”

Online constantly

One of the Pew findings that I find amazing is that 45 percent of teens say they’re online “almost constantly,” up from 24 percent in 2015. If you also count the 44 percent who say they go online “several times a day,” 89 percent are using the internet a lot.

Only 11 percent say they use it “less often,” such as once a day or several times a week. Girls are more likely (50 percent) to be online constantly compared with boys (39 percent) and the report said “Hispanic teens are more likely than whites to report using the internet almost constantly (54 percent vs. 41 percent).

The survey also found that most kids are gamers. According to the report, “84 percent of teens say they have access to a game console at home and 90% say they play video games of any kind,” whether on a computer, a phone or a console. Games are popular with both boys and girls, although 92 percent of boys have a console at home compared with 75 percent of girls. Income isn’t much of a barrier when it comes to games with 85 percent of teens with households earning less than $30,000 a year having access to a console at home.

Mixed impact on lives

The report points out that “teens have mixed views on the impact of social media on their lives.” Just under a third (31 percent) of teens say that social media has a mostly positive impact on their lives while nearly a fourth (24 percent) say its effect is mostly negative.

A bit under half (45 percent) say it has neither a positive nor negative impact. When asked to explain their views, a 14 year-old girl said, “I think social media has a positive effect because it lets you talk to family members far away.”

A 15-year-old girl said that she feels “social media can make people my age feel less lonely or alone. It creates a space where you can interact with people.”

Another 15-year-old girl said “It has given many kids my age an outlet to express their opinions and emotions, and connect with people who feel the same way.”

Yet, there were those who expressed negative thoughts such as a 13 year-old boy who commented, that it “gives people a bigger audience to speak and teach hate and belittle each other,” and a 15-year-old boy who said “People can say whatever they want with anonymity, and I think that has a negative impact.”

While almost all teens are users of connected technology, what this survey shows is that there is variance in both the types of social media they use and their attitudes toward it. As with all demographic groups, one size does not fit all, and not all teens speak with one voice when it comes to how social media is affecting them.

Larry Magid is CEO of ConnectSafely.org, a nonprofit internet safety organization that receives financial support from Facebook, Snapchat and other tech companies.

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Attackintel – Tool To Query The MITRE ATT&CK API For Tactics, Techniques, Mitigations, & Detection Methods For Specific Threat Groups

A simple python script to query the MITRE ATT&CK API for tactics, techniques, mitigations, & detection methods for specific threat groups.

Goals
  • Quickly align updated tactics, techniques, mitigation, and detection information from MITRE ATT&CK API for a specific threat
  • Brush up on my python skills and get familiar with GIT while drinking coffee
How To
Use one of two methods:
  • If (python3 is installed):
    • Download script from git
    • python3 attackintel.py
  • Else:
  • Select a threat number from the menu to get tactics, techniques, mitigation, and detection information
Resources
Requirements
  • Python ver.3+


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Top 10 UK Drone Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2018

Top 10 UK Drone Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2018

Top 10 UK Drone blogs

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CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top UK Drone Blogs list! This is the most comprehensive list of best UK Drone blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.

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1. sUAS News | The Business of Drones

sUAS News | The Business of Drones UK About Blog sUAS News is the leading news and information source for unmanned aviation. started and collated by UAS pilots and professionals. Separating the wheat from the chaff in a snake oil filled market. stay informed and learn how to earn in the business of drones with sUAS News.
Frequency about 21 posts per week.
Also in Drone Blogs
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Facebook fans 16,493. Twitter followers 41,399.

2. COPTRZ Blog

COPTRZ Blog Leeds, LS2 7LY About Blog Follow the COPTRZ blog to stay up-to-date with the latest drone news, reviews and studies related to the world of commercial drones.
Frequency about 5 posts per week.
Since Feb 2016
Website coptrz.com/blog
Facebook fans 7,661. Twitter followers 11,288.

3. Oscar Liang

Oscar Liang London About Blog Oscar Liang’s blog is perfect for the DIY drone builder and operator. He has some of the sharpest technical drone knowledge I’ve seen online. Oscar’s blog is a must-read, especially if you’re into FPV drone racing.
Frequency about 5 posts per week.
Website oscarliang.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 424.

4. Drone Scotland Blog

Drone Scotland Blog Uddingston, Scotland About Blog Drone Scotland Blog. Regular updates and useful information relating to the UK Drone industry. A must read for everyone who loves Drones/ UAVs.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Website dronescotland.com/blog
Facebook fans 290. Twitter followers 34.

5. The Drone Guide UK Blog

The Drone Guide UK Blog About Blog Advice on buying, owning and flying drones in the UK, including reviews of the best drones for sale under £50 and under £100, advice on UK Drone Laws and Insurance as well as guidance on where to fly your drone.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Since Nov 2015
Website droneguideuk.com/droneguideu..
Facebook fans 23. Twitter followers 237.

6. The Drone Lass

The Drone Lass England, United Kingdom About Blog I’m northern-based, I fly a drone, with UK CAA permission (PFCO) please read the blog I’m sharing my experience. I come from TV land camera op/filmmaker.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Since Mar 2016
Website thedronelass.wordpress.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 1,429.

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Top 10 Tesla Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018

Top 10 Tesla Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018

Top 10 Tesla blogs

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The Best Tesla Blogs from thousands of Tesla blogs on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.

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  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
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Best 10 Tesla Bloggers

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1. Tesla News

Tesla News About Blog Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy, offering the safest, quickest electric cars on the road and integrated energy solutions. Tesla products work together to power your home and charge your electric car with clean energy, day and night. Follow this blog to read the latest updates and watch videos from Tesla.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Since Jul 2006
Website tesla.com/blog
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 2,704,360.

2. Tesla Motors Club

Tesla Motors Club The World About Blog Tesla Motors Club is an online community for EV enthusiasts to discuss and learn about Tesla Motors and electric cars in general.
Frequency about 8 posts per week.
Since Dec 2006
Website teslamotorsclub.com
Facebook fans 2,840. Twitter followers 79,637.

3. Teslarati.com | Tesla News, Tips, Rumors, and Reviews

Teslarati.com | Tesla News, Tips, Rumors, and Reviews California About Blog The leading source for Tesla news, rumors and reviews. Also covering the latest developments in the world of SpaceX, Elon Musk and the premium EV market.
Frequency about 24 posts per week.
Since Mar 2013
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Website teslarati.com
Facebook fans 14,078. Twitter followers 43,281.

4. EVANNEX Aftermarket Tesla Accessories | Tesla News

EVANNEX Aftermarket Tesla Accessories | Tesla News Deerfield Beach, FL About Blog EVANNEX offers aftermarket Tesla accessories, Center Console Insert, parts, gifts, and gear; designed by Tesla owners for Tesla owners. Follow this blog to get News about Tesla Motors, the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and more.
Frequency about 7 posts per week.
Since Mar 2013
Website evannex.com/blogs/news
Facebook fans 2,722. Twitter followers 9,116.

5. Reddit | Tesla, Inc

Reddit | Tesla, Inc San Francisco, CA About Blog The original Reddit community of enthusiasts and fans of the Tesla Inc. mission. Tesla vertically integrates products in energy generation (solar), storage (batteries), and use (electric vehicles), to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Frequency about 2 posts per week.
Website reddit.com/r/teslamotors
Facebook fans 1,189,293. Twitter followers 558,084.

6. Ride the Lightning | Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast

Ride the Lightning | Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast About Blog Tesla Motors enthusiasts looking for a show about the latest news and analysis on the all-electric high-performance vehicle company need look no further. Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast is a weekly show made for Tesla fans and owners by Tesla community veteran Ryan McCaffrey. Each week we’ll cover everything happening with the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory, and more!
Frequency about 3 posts per month.
Since Aug 2015
Website teslapodcast.libsyn.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers n/a.

7. TESLA OWNER | Life in the green fast lane

TESLA OWNER | Life in the green fast lane San Francisco Bay Area About Blog TESLA OWNER blog shares resources and articles on all the Tesla model’s, Superchargers, Energy and much more.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Since Mar 2009
Website teslaowner.wordpress.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 1,791.

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