Rivaling Facebook in today’s day and age of social media is the little blue bird and hash tags that comprise Twitter. Twitter has really picked up steam in these last few years by taking teenagers favorite part of Facebook and magnifying it, drama. To start with, few parents have a twitter, and if they decided to check up on their child’s tweets one could simply lock their account so no one can see them unless they “follow” you. Similar to being “friends” with someone on Facebook. I personally have gotten back into twitter, because unlike Facebook, it’s socially acceptable to constantly update your tweets. Many people use twitter as their diary, and most of the time you don’t even know what somebody a talking about, they are just randomly saying shit. The hash tag was a big thing, but even on twitter now, the hash tag is mostly out. Maybe 1 out of 20 tweets actually includes a hash tag. Twitter is also the source of a lot of drama and problems. Sub tweeting for instance causes lots of problems. Sub tweeting is basically addressing someone or talking about them with out actually including their name. Sometimes people will include a name but will not mention the person. A mention is the same thing as a tag on Facebook. Twitter doesn’t have games, or a great photo storage, or really includes anything about that persons life (job, home, family) like Facebook does. When you open somebody’s page it’s a picture of them, a small quote or about me, and their tweets. Twitter I have learned is not very appealing to adults, and most of us our fine with that. Personally my mother and aunt follow me on twitter now because I used to tweet things I would be mortified to let my grandma or teacher see. I also tweeted a lot about things that could get me in serious trouble. I keep my twitter relatively clean at this point. Honestly I think my mom likes it because she can keep tabs on what’s going on just by checking my tweets. To bring this full circle, my question today is, how fucking sad is that? How sad is that us kids can open up to billions of people on the Internet about our most intimate moments of our lives but can’t tell our own parents? How sad is it that girls in school with have “twitter battles” from across the classroom, but can’t actually say anything to their face. The next you read through somebody’s feed and are piecing together their life, what they are doing, who they are dating, just out of curiosity and the ability to be anonymous, just remember some stranger is doing that to you. And you could be a screen shot, retweet, or favorite away from that person having something you emotionally posted one bad day..forever.