A word cloud of social media infomation by Coal Cracker Kids.

Taking the OMG and SMH out of Social Media

Photo of Coal Cracker reporter Oceana O'Boyle.By Oceana O’Boyle





Kids these days have a lot of new technology. Our kids at Coal Cracker youth-led news decided to keep everyone updated on the social media of today.

We mainly use phones or social media for contacting friends and family or playing games. Games include making videos of yourself and posting them or just playing videogames on a phone.

Talking to friends and family over the phone is good because you can make plans to hang out or just chat, but you can also make sure you’re safe by being able to tell parents when you’re home or in danger.

Some of our favorite apps are Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You might think they’re all the same, but they have different purposes.

Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook are mostly used for posting pictures, while Twitter is used for posting thoughts. They all can message people in different ways, so you may like one over another.

In our chart, below, we explain some tricks, tips and a few good and bad sides of each app. So, for adults who may not know that OMG means “oh my god!” and SMH means “shaking my head,” some of this might be helpful!

A social media chart created by Coal Cracker Kids to help adults understand Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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