TechCrunch posted Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe. While I can understand why some are not, this is not the case. Anyone on Twitter witness the junk @dfizzy and his friends spread throughout Twitter, between June 5th through June 11th,2009.
Teens ARE using twitter, but in a way that Twitter was not intended. Instead of using it to talk with friends, it is to cause pointless shenanigans that were quite defamatory, like the #MileyisPregnant and quite a few other trending topics. In fact, it was a real lesson to these kids on the laws protecting people from defamation. I could care less about comScores. Remember, these surveys and usage scores are just a percentage. I had a recent encounter with an 11 year old girl on Facebook… yes… Facebook. I thought they had some laws about how old a user can be in their terms.
Teens may not use Twitter more out of cost if they use the text features. I have known people to remove their text option because their service providered said they were abusing their ‘unlimited’ text package. That was one thing I was shocked to hear.
Teens are using Twitter. You just have to open your eyes and see where they are that. Of course, Twitter is still in a place of going mainstream at this point, but it is noticeable to those who are huge Twitter addicts. As for the 15 year old kid who ‘interns at Morgan Stanley’ wrote why other kids do not talk about Twitter as a hot topic, is probably because he is not an average student. I think once school starts up again, I might visit the local high school in town and ask around to get a survey.
Do you see teens using Twitter regularly? How do you feel about teens that do use Twitter?