14
Oct
09

Twittering Teens? Not so much

ZTNov18SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR ZEYNEP TUFEKCI

Why aren’t teens flocking to Twitter? Social media applications are not identical; they are communities with different norms, values and expectations. Twitter is structured as a text-based broadcasting medium which may not appeal as much to teenagers who are more likely to seek peer interaction and visual communication. At the moment, Facebook seems to fit that mold better. It is unsurprising that different platforms appeal to different audiences.

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