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Teens Increasingly Migrating to Twitter

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 7, 2012

USA TODAY reports that teens are increasingly migrating to Twitter, partly because the platform offers more privacy than other social networking sites with the permitted use of pseudonyms. A Pew Internet & American Life Project survey last July found that 16 percent of young people--ages 12 to 17--said they use Twitter. That's up 50 percent from the previous year. Nearly one in five 18- to 29-year-olds are using the site. But parents shouldn't assume that Twitter accounts, even on a "locked" setting, are private, said one expert, adding that online privacy is "mythical privacy."
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