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Are teens starting to abandon social media?


According to the New York Post, a recent survey conducted by Piper Sandler, an investment banker, suggests that many teens (referred to as zoomers) are starting to delete their social media apps, calling them a waste of time.

The Daily Wire reports:

“Zoomers are known for being glued to their phones, but some twenty-somethings are taking a stand against all-consuming apps such as TikTok and Instagram,” the New York Post reported. “Calling them ‘toxic’ and ‘obsessive,’ these young people say they’re regaining control of their time by stepping away from the scroll.”

The Post piece cites a recent survey of 10,000 teens commissioned by investment bank Piper Sandler that found “only 22% of respondents between the ages of 7 and 22 named Meta’s popular photo-sharing platform as their favorite app, down from 31% in spring 2020.”

“When you delete it you realize you don’t need it,” Gabriella Steinerman, 20, told the Post. “The economics major dumped both Instagram and TikTok back in 2019, and said the relief she felt after unplugging was almost immediate.”

READ: ‘Toxic And Obsessive’: Young People Bailing On Social Media

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