Why Read This
In 2014, it would be difficult to find a US teen that doesn't
use social media on a regular basis. The majority of young consumers ages 12 to 17 connect with their friends on social networks every day. They start using social media at a young age and continue to ramp up their usage as they get older. But even when they're still young enough to rely on their parents to make purchases, they're already using social media — not only to connect with friends but also to discover and explore new brands, products, and services. This report examines the social media behaviors of US online youth and shows marketers how they like to interact with brands on various social platforms.