Gen Z Could End Facebook

Gen Z Could End Facebook

Rachel Johnson, Writer

With the decline of in-store shopping and the rise of online shopping, it’s natural that social media sites have boomed in popularity among the Millennial generation. The Millennial generation, those born as early as the 1980s and through the mid-1990s, has seen a wide range of technological and cultural changes throughout their transition into and throughout adulthood. Millennials were the prime group introduced to advanced smartphones, flat screen televisions, online streaming websites, and so much more.


“Having a smartphone changes how you do everything whether for entertainment or to look up something,” Senior Emily Boyer said.


With Millennials growing older and Generation Z, those born between 1995 and the mid-2000s, becoming the prime group for new technological and cultural advancements, new social media sites are taking the spotlight while others are fading away. Snapchat and Instagram are the craze of the new age while Facebook is swiftly declining in popularity.


“Instagram is my favorite social media website, because I get to interact with my friends more than on other sites and see videos or information that I wouldn’t know about otherwise,” Senior Gracen McRae said.


When asked what social media they use most often out of Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook, most Gen Zs don’t mention Facebook. Instagram came up most popular with Snapchat coming up second.



Following the lead of Millennials, Gen Zs are ignoring Facebook as well, turning to the use of other social media sites. Will Facebook, a revolutionary website when it was developed in 2004, meet its end through Generation Z?