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I worry that Facebook is killing meaningful communication.

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OMG like totally.

MY sense is that the leading edge of teenagers has already moved on. To an extent, they've moved on to Instagram where they stamp their "like" on a picture (instead of text) with a follow, no words at all. I don't know whether it's good or bad, but it IS significant.

Fear not: Verbal communications is not a lost skill. Teenagers have NOT lost their ability to talk, they've simply morphed the platform for communication to a new level. It was getting creepy having all those adults underfoot in Facebook.

Instagram does allow comments; in practice said comments are a sentence or less.

Facebook has lost a lot of the young people, which is why Facebook bought Instagram.

Eggzactly so.

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