Adults and Teens definitely use Social Media differently, research findings confirms this.

According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 81 percent of teens and 72 percent of adults are active on social media. While that’s a sizable audience, the two age groups use each network differently.

Their research found that both groups use Facebook the most – 94 percent of teens and 67 percent of adults. However, adults are Pinning and Instagramming more while teens are more active on Twitter.

The infographic below compiled by independent research firm NextAdvisor has more on how adults and teens use social media differently. Happy reading 

HOW WE USE SOCIAL MEDIA

The Pew Research Center recently released a study about how adults use social media, which made us wonder how teens and adults stack up when it comes to social media use. Teenagers today grew up in a digital world,

so it is no surprise that they are pretty savvy when it comes to all things online and technology. Surprisingly, though, when it comes to early adoption of newer social mediums like Pinterest and Instagram, adults seem to

have teens beat, if only slightly. Here’s a breakdown of how both teens and adults use social media.

WHO USES WHICH SOCIAL NETWORK MOST?

ADULTS VS TEENS

Teens seem to dominate the traditional social networks like Facebook and Twitter, while adults use Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest more than teens.

AGE BREAKDOWN (OF SOCIAL MEDIA USERS)

Source: Pew Research Center studies from August 2013. MAy 2013 and February 2013

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