YouTube Beats Facebook As Top Teen Social Media Brand
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According to a new poll, YouTube is the most popular social media brand among American teens -- beating out Facebook for the top spot.
Many of the most popular YouTube channels target young people: internet powerhouse Shane Dawson has the fifth most subscribed channel of all time and in 2010 was the highest grossing YouTube star at $315,000. Dawson's subscribers are teenagers. In terms of young users, the list of current teen idols who got their start through YouTube is growing every day: Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance, Rebecca Black, and Cody Simpson were all YouTube-made, to name a few.
More than 5,000 Americans ages eight to 24 participated in the study, which also ranked other youth brands, such as TV Programming, where Nickelodeon beat Disney, and soda brands, where Sprite beat Coca Cola.
Watch the teen-made YouTube series about bullying, "We Stop Hate," below.
These Teens Stop Hate!
"Every person on this planet has a flaw, whether or not you want to admit it." <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em> </br>
"I guess I'm not exactly your average 16-year- old boy.. I pretty much have Hello Kitty everything!" <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em> </br>
"This life is yours. Nobody else's. Not your parents', not your friends', not your grandma's, nobody's. Just yours." <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em> </br>
"People will treat you the way you feel about yourself." <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em> </br>
"It's only four years of your life... be who you are, that's what draws people to you." <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em> </br>
"I am the kind of kid that still pulls the door when it says push." <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em></br>
Gabby and Brianna
"Nobody has the ability to make you feel less than you are. They're Jelly! " <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em> </br>
MisterKenzie - WeStopHate
"I know people tell you to be yourself, and you may not know who that is at the moment, but you will." <br><em> WeStopHate.org</em></br>
Dani California - WeStopHate
"Make a list. Make a list of anything and everything you like about yourself." <br> <em>WeStopHate.org</em></br>