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1. Why do today’s teens feel the need to use social networking sites compared to our parent’s generation?

A. Teens today feel like they need to belong to a social networking site in order to fit in at school, and outside of school B. Today’s teens chat through social networking sites when not in school, they might feel the need to use the internet, or a social networking site to talk. 2. Why did my parents not use social networking sites? A. My parents nor most parents from the 70’s had the means to use the internet B. Computers in the 70’s and in earlier decades were hard to come by 3. How many people today use the internet, and social networking sites? A. Statistics show today that 58% of people in America use the internet or other social networking sites.
Social Networking Today I feel today’s teen’s think that it is necessary to belong to some form of a social networking site. When I was a teenager I felt that need as well. I felt out of place till I finally got a Myspace my freshman year in high school. 90% percent of today’s teens have used, and do use a social networking site (All Twitter pg. 1). Today’s teens and my generation around early twenty’s either have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account. Teens begin getting these accounts more, and more throughout middle school through their high school years. My parent’s generation did not have access to the internet or even computers, therefore, they couldn’t belong to any social networking sites. Most people in the 70’s and in earlier generations could not afford to buy a computer, and let alone afford the internet. Minimum wage in the 70’s was at $1.85, and by the late 70’s was at $2.90 (Department of labor pg.1). With that being said there was no way most people from that generation could afford to have the luxury of a…...

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