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Instagram, Snapchat woo teens away from Facebook

Forecasting firm eMarketer says the number of people using Snapchat on a monthly basis in the US this year will grow 25.8 per cent to 79.2 million. The biggest jump in Snapchat use was expected to be among young adults. Instagram use will likely grow 23.8 per cent this year to 85.5 million people monthly.

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FACEBOOK use in the US will slow as teens and young adults opt for smartphone image-sharing services Instagram and Snapchat, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Tuesday.

The market tracker expected Facebook's online community to grow, saying it would be due...

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