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All posts by Isaac Maltzer

Teen Media Consumption Trends in 2019

November 15, 2019 | by Isaac Maltzer | Digital Trends

Common Sense Media just released the findings of their 2019 teen media consumption survey, cataloguing teenagers’ continuously evolving media usage patterns. The report compares and contrasts 2019 media habits among teenagers aged 13-18, against 2015 teenage media habits. It also includes media habits of tweens (aged 8-12), but for the sake of this post, we’ll…

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Exploring Instagram’s Desktop Reporting Dashboard

June 23, 2019 | by Isaac Maltzer | Social Media

Facebook recently added an Instagram reporting dashboard to their Creator Studio, which allows account owners to easily view insights on their desktops that were previously only accessible on mobile devices. We took a dive into the new tool to get an understanding of what’s available. Here’s what we learned. The Instagram dashboard allows users to…

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Social Media’s Privacy Rebuild: Where Users Are Going Next

April 23, 2019 | by Isaac Maltzer | Digital Trends, Social Media

Facebook is no stranger to controversy. After a maelstrom of bad press ranging from poor data privacy practices to election tampering, public trust in the social media giant—and, let’s face it, social media at large—has been irrevocably damaged. While some might think this is finally the death knell for social media, we at Civilian think it’s…

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How Teens Use Social Media in 2018

September 12, 2018 | by Isaac Maltzer | Digital Trends, Social Media

The findings of a recent study by Common Sense Media have been released, revealing the social media habits, preferences, and behaviors of American teenagers aged 13 – 17.  The latest research completes the second round of a study first conducted in 2012. The result is a measure of how teens’ relationship with social media has evolved over a period of exponential growth (2012 –…

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Facebook’s New Ads Transparency Tool

July 5, 2018 | by Isaac Maltzer | Advertising News, Digital Trends

In an effort to rebound from a string of controversies spanning the past two years, Facebook has just introduced a tool that is taking ad transparency to new heights. The “Info and Ads” feature allows users to look through all ads a Business Page is running in a given country. The tool also provides additional page…

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