So So Social Media

Shared by Leigh Blackall on Google +, via Facebook (ironically but then again, he is over 25):

Teens aren’t abandoning “social.” They’re just using the word correctly.

What is Facebook to most people over the age of 25? It’s a never-ending class reunion mixed with an eternal late-night dorm room gossip session mixed with a nightly check-in on what coworkers are doing after leaving the office. In other words, it’s a place where you go to keep tabs on your friends and acquaintances.

You know what kids call that? School.

For those of us out of school, Facebook is a place to see the accomplishments of our friends and acquaintances we’ve made over years and decades. We watch their lives: babies, job promotions, vacations, relationships, break-ups, new hair colors, ad nauseum.

For kids who still go to school, Facebook is boring. If one of their friends does something amazing or amazingly dumb, they’ll find out within five minutes. If they’re not friends with that person, it will take 15 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “So So Social Media

  1. teacheristia64

    This is not the only reason they are bored. They are resentful and feel an intrusion by parents becoming too involved with Facebook. My kids have pretty much abandoned Facebook because of too many parents on it. They have moved on to more exciting social media.

  2. Sweetwater Episcopal Academy

    That is so funny-my 17 year old says that no one uses Facebook anymore but she really couldn’t tell me why. This is great!


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