I remember how I felt the first time I found out that teenagers were no longer using email. My first thought was something along the line of, “Well that didn’t last long.” Here I am still teaching people how to set up an email account for the first time and the younger generations were already abandoning it.

They were abandoning it in favor of sending text messages. And why not, text messages are short, easy to send and don’t require a computer. And on most phones in the hands of teenagers, sending pictures and videos along with the message is a breeze.

Some teens aren't liking Facebook as much as older usersWell, guess what’s happening now? Teenagers are starting to abandon Facebook. But this time for a slightly different reason. For them Facebook just isn’t as cool any more. Mainly because old people (like me) embraced it a little too easily.

In other words, we’re the adults showing up at the teenager’s party dancing to our favorite 80s hits. Not cool mom and dad!

So where are the teenagers going now? According to this article on the Los Angeles Times website, they are hanging out more and more on Tumblr and Twitter and still favor text messaging.

Don’t know what Tumblr is? Good. That’s exactly what your kids hoped you would say.

Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.

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