Teens don't tweet, will never tweet - too public, too many older users. Not cool.
That's been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter early on.
The migration has been slow, but steady. A Pew survey last July found that 16 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, said they used Twitter. Two years earlier, that percentage was just 8 percent.
I say YAY, I've always loved Twitter. I'm torn about the recent news that they'll help censor tweets in countries whose governments demand it (article here)... that's been a weird story. Are they doing what they can to give those countries *some* access, or helping oppressive governments who don't support free speech? Totally sketchy.
But here's what I love about Twitter:
1) Really simple.
2) You don't have to use your real name or talk to your real friends.
3) People who are interesting get attention and retweets and followers. (on Facebook, everyone is just really fucking boring, am I right?)
4) It's origins are with a couple guys who had a good idea to broadcast texts, not some a-holes who wanted to rate women at their college.
I say go Twitter, I'm happy to see more people on it, it's a much better platform than the confusing tripe facebook keeps putting out.