An interesting segment with Pew Senior Researcher Mary Madden on teenage behavior in regards to privacy, but one thing really caught my attention. Madden at around 1:46,
But they also have a variety of ways to customize and cloak their messaging on social media. Teens use private messaging channels, they use slang, they use jokes that may only be understood by peers. So just because someone is posting something broadly to a network it may not actually be intended for everyone in the network.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out Mary Madden’s discussion of teens, privacy, and social network sites with Brooke Gladstone in last week’s On the Media here.
PS: The findings Mary discussed are from a larger report about teens’ positive and negative experiences on social media; the full report is available (for free!) on our website.