TECH CRUNCH - Sep 11 - Facebook is launching a new social networking platform, Facebook Campus, which offers college students a private place to connect with classmates, join groups, discover upcoming campus events, get updates from their school's administration and chat with other students from their dorm, clubs or any other campus group. The new platform requires a school email address (@.edu) to join and will live within a dedicated section of the Facebook app. Facebook likely wanted to address its "teen problem". Facebook has been losing its grip on the younger demographic, as they've shifted their attention to other social apps, like YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram. According to Pew Research Center, only 51% of U.S. users ages 13 through 17 said they used Facebook, down from 71% who said the same in 2015. At launch, Facebook Campus is only available at 30 colleges and universities across the U.S.