Despite the articles provided for our Week 9 readings, it seems that teens are getting bored with Facebook. From the looks of the world maps of social networks, it seems like Facebook is taking over the WORLD, but some say teens are feeling differently these days. According to this article, teens seem to gravitate more towards Instagram and Snapchat. I have actually found cases of this myself among teenagers. My boyfriend's cousins and their friends have described Facebook as "lame" or "dumb", and have deactivated or deleted their accounts. They rave about Snapchat, something I don't know anything about. Honestly, I too have grown tired of Facebook. I only maintain my page to stay in touch with a few people, and if I'm being really honest with myself, to snoop on people's lives that I really care nothing about. It's some sick need for gossip that I know everyone has... It's terrible. I am almost 100% less active on Facebook now than I was a few years ago. I just don't have the time or energy for it. It's exhausting trying to paint a picture of a life that is this or that, good or bad. I have better things to do, and I really hate being wired anyway.......... Again, I ask myself, am I in the right profession/era if I'm not completely on board with all this social networking?
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