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Welcome to this week's Pulse! Apparently, things don't plan to slow down around here! Another hectic
November 11 · Issue #14 · View online
Welcome to this week’s Pulse!
Apparently, things don’t plan to slow down around here! Another hectic week I’m grateful about. Being busy is a lot better than having nothing to do, I think.
Big thanks to anyone who supported me by forwarding Pulse to a friend, and a big welcome to the new Pulse members. Hope you enjoy this week’s issue.
Now, let’s dive in.

📰 News

🧠 Insights
Screen addiction - Credit: Robin Worrall on Unsplash
Screen addiction - Credit: Robin Worrall on Unsplash
Social media use increases depression and loneliness
In the first experimental study of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use, psychologist Melissa G. Hunt showed a causal link between time spent on the platforms and decreased well-being.
Read more on PennToday.
📊 Statistics
Worldwide App Download Growth - Credit: SensorTower
Worldwide App Download Growth - Credit: SensorTower
 Q3 2018 Top Apps by Worldwide Downloads
Worldwide app downloads totaled 27.1 billion in 3Q18, a 10.9% YoY increase. App Store downloads increased 3.1% to 7.6B while Google Play grew 14.3% to 19.5B.
Download the complete report from SensorTower.

Teens’ Favourite Social Platform: Snapchat vs Instagram
Snapchat has reigned supreme as teens’ favourite social platform for a couple of years now, according to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual teen surveys. But Snapchat’s rise may be cooling off, and #Instagram may be seeing renewed interest from teens, latest results show.
Asked their favourite social media platform, 46% of the 8,600 teens surveyed (almost half) cited Snapchat. That was squarely in the range set in the past 2 surveys.
What’s different about this latest edition of the survey is the uptick in popularity for Instagram. 32% reported that Instagram is their favourite platform, up from 26% in the previous survey, and reaching the highest level in at least 3 years.
Interestingly, Instagram’s rising influence isn’t coming at the expense of Snapchat, but rather Facebook and Twitter. For example, just 5% of teens named Facebook their favourite social media platform, down from 8% in the previous survey. And Twitter didn’t fare much better, with its 6% share of the vote being down from 9% in the previous study.
Read more on MarketingCharts.

📱 Tools & Apps
  • Chartify: Create beautiful and fun Charts for your pitch-decks and export them in PNG.

  • PollsGo: Simple polls to share on social media (often for the ones that don’t have one built-in like Snapchat and WhatsApp)
🎮 Fun Stuff
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