Fortnite Is More Popular Than Ever… Good Time to Buy Activision?

Recently, we wrote an Article on Fortnite’s monumental success through the last few months and the effect that it would have on Activision. Since we wrote the article Activision’s stock has fallen over ten percent, dropping 6 billion in market cap.

Fortnite’s popularity doesn’t seem to be fading. Not only has the game gained more users, but Epic Games(The creators of Fortnite) have also come out with a mobile version of Fortnite. Enabling people without a PS4, Xbox, or a computer to access the game.

From our perspective, Fortnite hasn’t slowed down and is more popular than ever. Kids in our school play it in every moment of spare time they have.

Fortnite is doing a good job of coming out with new guns and features to keep the game progressing.

How much room does Fortnite have to grow? Fortnite is getting just about as much publicity possible right now, being featured all over social media, just about everyone has heard about Fortnite. That being said, they simply don’t have much room to grow. Nothing stays cool and popular forever, while Fortnite is popular now, soon the hype around the game will begin to fade. People will get tired of posting about it and talking about it eliminating the buzz around the game. Additionally,  Activision is expected to release a similar Fortnite gameplay to their popular games such as Call of Duty and Overwatch. As of now, there is no one else offering the same style gameplay as Fortnite other than PUBG, when Activision and other companies begin releasing a similar style game, it will become harder and harder for Fortnite to maintain their current active user base.

As Fortnite popularity fades, Activision will be able to reclaim much of their lost market share. Understanding that Activision’s recent dip is due to Fortnite’s success, it is crucial to figure out when Fortnite begins to lose popularity. Identifying this could give you a good entry price in Activision’s stock

Disclaimer: Do not invest your own money without doing your own research, our content is not meant to convince you to buy or sell a stock, but simply to share ideas and unique viewpoints.

What Social Media Networks Teens Use The Most – Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, or Instagram?

Teenagers are always looking at their phone, circulating between social media networks, but do you know which platform teens use the most?

Did you guess Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter?

You probably did. These 4 social media platforms make up 87 percent of teens top preferred networks. However, Snapchat prevails as most popular with almost half of the teens selecting it as their top social media network.

A survey conducted in 2017 shows that 47 percent of teens prefer Snapchat as their top social media network over any other social media networks. Next was Instagram capturing 24 percent of teens. Facebook came in at 9 percent and Twitter 7 percent. 

Our View: In our eyes, the statistics are spot on. Snapchat is absolutely the most common to the teenager life. Streaks, which are created by sending at least one Snapchat back and forth to your friend per day are what keep users coming back day after day. This is why Snapchat has been able to accumulate over 187 million daily active users. Stories, which are 24-hour posts, are an awesome way to keep up to date with what your friends and favorite celebrities are up to. The snap map, which shows where all of your friends are geographically, is an incredibly cool feature that Snap has created, that allows friends to locate each other.  And last but not least, the discover section, which is a place where users can explore news, sports, and anything meaningful going on in the world.

Instagram is incredibly popular for teens. This is where teens usually post their best photos from their best experiences. When people post on Instagram, it is a big deal, compared to posting on Snapchat and twitter which are basically daily updates, posted more casually. 

Our experiences match up with data as we see teens spending the majority of their time on these two networks.

This leaves Facebook and Twitter. Facebook, by the looks of it, has lost all hope with teenage users. We see very few teens still using Facebook as most teens are on Instagram and Snapchat. Only 3 percent of Facebook’s users are teenagers with the majority of their demographic belonging to older generations. For Facebook to increase their number of teen users they will need to make a serious change. However, it is not as bad as it sounds since many of the teenage users they are losing are going to their very own Instagram.

Although Twitter is only 7 percent of teens favorite social media platform, they are still important to the teenage life. We see Twitter as a site that is typically not used every day but more of an impulse site when you need quick updates on a matter or when you want to see what is trending. Although Twitter isn’t the number one site for teens, they definitely provide a unique platform for the uses stated above.

In conclusion, Snapchat and Instagram are running the show, capturing the majority of teens. Twitter is not as essential and appeals to a smaller amount of users. Facebook has really slowed down and has become less and less popular to the ever-changing teenager. Understanding the teenager’s favorite platforms is important because they not only make up a huge part of society but they also provide insight into the future of social media.

Sources:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/187041/us-user-age-distribution-on-facebook/

https://www.statista.com/statistics/250172/social-network-usage-of-us-teens-and-young-adults/

Disclaimer: Do not invest your own money without doing your own research, our content is not meant to convince you to buy or sell a stock, but simply to share ideas and unique viewpoints.