Twitter shrinks in Sweden – Snapchat grows 

Twitter users are decreasing in Sweden for the first time, reports Sveriges Radio. At the same time, Snapchat and Kik are on the rise – apps that are almost exclusively used by youths. Today, around 18% of Swedes use Twitter in some way, compared to 22% last year. Facebook is still the largest app, with 71% of Swedes claiming to use the social network. “The biggest problem for Twitter is the 140-character limit. This makes it hard to debate and opens up for so-called Twitter storms and online harassment” said Måns Johansson, a digital strategist at the Swedish Internet Foundation (IIS), which is responsible for the statistics on social media apps in Sweden.

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Edgar Mannheimer is a journalist at Mundus News. Edgar has a passion for politics, foreign affairs and music. He grew up in Egypt, the US, Stockholm, and Jordan, following his mother’s job as a foreign correspondent. Bilingual with English as an academic language and Swedish as his mother tongue, he returned to Sweden to study at Lund University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies. During his time in Lund he was editor-in-chief of Radio UPF, the radio committee of the Association of Foreign Affairs, and also started a music program as a solo project. After Lund, he moved to Stockholm and recieved a Master’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University’s media institution, JMK.