A Teenager’s View on Social Media

If you’re a parent or simply interested in how teenagers and young adults use Social Media? Check out this two part series written by Andrew Watts, a 19-year-old male attending The University of Texas at Austin.. He provides fascinating insights as a teenager and user of all things social media.

Here are some of my memorable quotes from his series:

Part One: A Teenager’s View on Social Media

“Facebook is something we all got in middle school because it was cool but now is seen as an awkward family dinner party we can’t really leave.”

“Facebook gets all of the photos we took — the good, the bad, etc—while Instagram just gets the one that really summed up the event we went to.”

“Snapchat has a lot less social pressure attached to it compared to every other popular social media network out there. This is what makes it so addicting and liberating.”

Part Two: What Teens Really Think about YouTube, Reddit and Other Social Media

“YouTube has been a major part in replacing the amount of time I spend watching television due to the high quality of both original content on the site and more companies agreeing to put clips of their broadcasted content on the site.”

“Vine is an application where I feel a lot of people in my group consume content but do not necessarily make content.”

“If I download your app and can’t find anything useful or interesting when I first play around with it, I’ll probably close it and forget to go back to it again.”

For more information, check out the full articles by Andrew.

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