#Teens & Social Media

1. What are 3 things you learned that you did not know?

` Three things that I learned that I did not know was that eighty percent of American teens use a social networking site like Facebook, according to Pew Internet Research. The frequency at which they edit and review their online identities is severe, as 70% of teen internet users admit they go online daily and nearly half (46%) log on several times a according to one Pew study and  that brands can contribute to the 65% of social media-using teens who have had an experience on a social network site that made them feel good about themselves and foster supportive online communities, which in turn further the 58% of social media-using teens who have felt closer to another person because of an experience on a social network site evidenced by recent research.

2. Which statistics apply to you or your friends?

` The statistics that apply to me or my friends are :

– 70% of teen internet users admit they go online daily.

– (46%) log on several times a according to one Pew study.

– 65% of social media-using teens who have had an experience on a social network site that made them feel good about themselves and foster supportive online communities.

– 58% of social media-using teens who have felt closer to another person because of an experience on a social network site evidenced by recent research.

–  74% of teen girls agree that “most girls my age use social networking sites to make themselves look cooler than they are.”

3. How can you use social media to advance your personal branding?

` I can use social media to advance my personal branding because it would help appeal to more people and other ages.

4. How does “Identity” play a role when talking about personal branding and social media? Give examples/quotes.

` ” Identity ” plays a role when talking about personal branding and social media because it can cause a good or bad factor to your name. In the article 74% of teen girls agree that “most girls my age use social networking sites to make themselves look cooler than they are.” According to the article, “Interestingly enough, the results of the study revealed a very unique take of the teen’s portrayals of themselves within social networks via the insight, “Many teens told us that they just felt like different people on these sites and thought that people they see online often act very differently on social media from how they act in person and at school.”

Article: http://www.talentzoo.com/digital-pivot/blog_news.php?articleID=13197

Supporting Statistics: Pew Internet Research.

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