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Over 10 of young adult Tweeters in 2011 admitted to making theswitch over from Facebook to Twitter so they could have a more privatesocial networking site apart from family Greenfeild It is easier forpeople to use fake names and follow pop culture and people they areinterested in They claimed it was their own space and they werefree from family Young people need be given an opportunity toexpress themselves but not to the extent Twitter provides More than 55Of all American Teens ages twelve to seventeen use social networking andjust out of those a little less than 60 claim to use it as an escapeCourtney 67 Twitter has been tested to have addictive qualitiesassociated with needing to see anothers thoughts and needing totell others what you need Lowenthal Twitter can also become acompetition between who gets more like and retweets a popularitycontest is not uncommon among the youth on twitter especially younggirls I myself am a young adult with a Twitter account and over twothousand tweets in the past year I too look to Twitter for up to minuteinformation and I do find it truly helpful and intriguing In no way amI attempting to tear to pieces Twitter as a whole nevertheless Ibelieve the youth of today has approached Twitter in such a way that itrules their actions Twitter is invading the minds of todays youths andcausing them serious harm Twitter itself may provide communitycommunication and a region for young adults to publish originalthoughts nevertheless the manor by which teens approach Twitter hascreated a space for sensationalism selfishness and issues pertainingto true communication memory and attention Sensationalism is using extremely connotative word choice and phrases tobring about a certain feeling when others read your writing Usingprofanity gossip and completely unexpected comments appears to manyyoung people a good way to get their feelings across MacArthurTwitter also brings about issues of Subtweeting or IndirectTweeting Subtweeting is when a statement is directed at someone orabout someone without saying their
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