By Lauren Roberts
Social media can be an outlet to knowledge all around the world, a way to stay in touch with your friends, or maybe just a place to look at puppies. No matter what accounts you follow, social media is used by most teens, so you should get in the know. According to Pew Internet & American Life Project teens ages 12-17, about 81% of teens use social media.
Ally Turner happens to be a teen in the percentage.
“I follow pretty much people I know and cute dog accounts,” said Turner. One may ask “why follow puppy accounts?”
To Turner, the answer to the question is obvious. Turner says “[I follow them] cause they’re so cute!”
Following lively cheery accounts on social media can brighten your day and provide a needed smile.
Cami Gonzalez follows funny viner accounts on Twitter. She says how it “helps her relax after school and have fun at the same time.”
A few accounts she follows is @thenickcolletti and @codyko.
Following funny accounts is much needed, but you should always make sure you follow a good amount of acquaintances too. Cami says “I follow people that I know, but it’s fun to have a humorous side on Twitter too.”
According to stageoflife.com, only 35.5% of teens watch the news daily. That leaves a lot of world knowledge in the minds of teens empty. Following an important news station like @CNN can be an easy way to get in the know without taking the time to watch the news.
Social media can be utilized in many different ways, and getting a variety of all of them is important.