I think this is just the evoluation of social networking. When we first got facebook and it was just for college kids, I would say things like “going to the cafeteria now, anyone want to join me?” and I knew it was only people that went to my college, and that I knew personally would see the post. It was more like a message board.
I think we pushed it to its limits and there are definitely repercussions to that. They are right, you do have to manage your reputation on there. It’s sort of the new LinkedIn (because LinkedIn is dying as well). You parents, teachers and friends that you value, are all right there, clinging on every sentence.
I don’t think kids will go back to Facebook. It’s a hassle and there is a lot of drama when people dont “manage” their page. A lot of people don’t care how they are perceived on Facebook, just like they would say whatever they want in in real life. Those are the people that irritate you on FB and IRL.
I post nice things on facebook that I wouldn’t mind everyone and their momma seeing—therefore, I post a lot less than I used to. Instagram is more private right now because older people don’t have the same necessity to take a photo of every single thing they look at (and they may not be great at using their phones). My opinion on Twitter, is that it is what you make it. Teens post their every thought, but I ususally don’t see that crap, because I don’t follow teens.