Teaching Teens to Use Social Media Responsibly

I read an interesting article in The Washington Post last week, that provided some statistical proof that teens are growing tired of certain social networks.  In “Why teens are leaving Facebook: It’s ‘meaningless’, author Nico Lang discusses the attrition rate in terms of platform design.  Facebook is not as appealing to teens (according to the article) because teens are bored with it, and find less value in sharing there, than they do on other social networks.   It’s not the first article to address the lack luster adoption rate (and strong abandonment rate) of certain networks by the next generation of social super users (it’s a big concern for advertisers), but what was insightful was the “why”, which has a lot to do with parental and family supervision.

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