UK Teenagers Leaving Social Networking Sites In Droves Says Ofcom Report

A striking report from the UK media watchdog Ofcom revealed that the lustre of the phenomenon of social networking has been fading away among the UK youths, while the older generation is increasingly logging onto these platforms nowadays.

The report from the regulator, dubbed as “Ofcom’s Communication Market Report 2009”, disclosed that there is a notable six percent rise in the number of people in the age group, 25 to 34 years, who currently have social networking platform profile. In addition, 35 percent of the people in the age group, 35 to 54 years, are there on the social networking sites.

But the percentage of youths between, 15- and 25-year-old age group, touting to have a social networking profile dropped considerably from 55 percent from a year ago to 50 percent this year, the report added.

However, the figures didn’t include kids under the age of 15, who the regulator said formed a “substantial” number of users of the social networking sites.

Furthermore, the report further claimed Facebook to be the most influential social networking platform in the UK, with almost nineteen million unique users logging onto the website every month, along with YouTube as the most popular video sharing platform.

The microblogging phenomenon Twitter has also been showing positive trends, users count of which reached to a whopping 2.6 million users this year, the report added.