71% of online adults use Facebook compared to 18% for Twitter and 17% for Instagram, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
A new Pew study on 2013 social media sites released Monday showed that Facebook remains the most used platform in the social networking space. 71% of online adults are now Facebook users, up from 67% in 2012.
Facebook saw its largest and only substantial growth amongst your parents and grandparents this year, with 45% of people 65+ years old now using Facebook, up from 35% in 2012.
A senior Pew researcher says that growth amongst the younger 18-29 demographic has plateaued at 84%.
“It’s hard to get more than 85 percent of anyone doing anything,” Pew's Aaron Smith told the Washington Post Monday. “A lot of the easy converts in the younger group, or even in the older and middle-aged group, are already on the site. The senior group is the only area that has any substantial area for growth.”
For example, Twitter use was particularly high with younger adults and African-Americans in 2013.