Teens: Um, Twitter Is for Lame Oldsters

Turns out it's only un-hip adults who use it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2010 9:02 AM CDT
Note to parents: Your kid does not want to follow you on Twitter.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Sure, you keep hearing about the 140-character miracle that is Twitter, but that’s because old people are writing about it, not because all the cool kids are doing it. When old person Patrick Goldstein asked some teenagers about the microblogging site, he found out how the next generation feels: “It's something for adults who feel like it makes them hip or something,” says one 17-year-old.

Another youngster really hits where it hurts: “I hate it when they say, 'Follow me on Twitter,' as if we're interested in every little thing they have to say.” So, wait: High school kids don’t care where Ashton Kutcher ate for dinner? Apparently not, Goldstein writes in the Los Angeles Times. “It's just an adult thing," the teen continues. "You keep hearing people talk about it, but I don't know anyone my age that uses it.”

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