Why Don’t Teens Tweet?

Tuesday's World Events - August 25, 2009

Questions

1. Define social network.

2. a) What two reasons does 16 year old Daniel Brusilovsky offer to explain the fact that teens are not big users of Twitter?
b) Do you agree with Daniel's assertions? Explain your answer.

3. a) What percent of Twitter users are teens?
b) What group do you think makes the most use of Twitter? Why?

4. a) By what percent did the amount of minutes used in Facebook overall raise? By what percent did My Space usage fall?
b) Why do you think this is so?
c) Do you have one, both or neither of these accounts?

5. Which of the following do you have/use? Which do you want/would like to have?
Facebook
MySpace
Twitter
iPhone
iPod
Blackberry
Palm Pilot
Who pays for your technology - you or your parents?
How do your parents view your use of this technology?
Is it necessary for teens to use all of this technology? Explain your answer.