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How a teenage girl uses her iPhone – Yahoo! might want to reconsider that Tumblr deal

by | 24th, May 2013

THAILAND TRENDY BRACES

HOW do teenage girls use their phones? Answer: all the time. Bianca Bosker spoke to a 14-year-old girl about her life on a white iPhone S.

These are the pick of the quotes:

“I’ll wake up in the morning and go on Facebook just … because,” Casey says. “It’s not like I want to or I don’t. I just go on it. I’m, like, forced to. I don’t know why. I need to. Facebook takes up my whole life.”

Casey only parts with her phone during the hours she’s at school, when she leaves it in her locker. The rest of the time, she and seven friends keep up a running conversation over text messages.

One friend never got an iPhone.

“She wasn’t in the group chat, so we stopped being friends with her. Not because we didn’t like her, but we just weren’t in contact with her.”

They went to the SAME school!

We are privy to a sample chat:

“Shorts? Should I?”

“I’m not.”

“What are you wearing?”

“Leggings.”

“Would it be weird if I wore my Hunters [rainboots]?”

“Is the bus there?”

Oh. And here’s news for Yahoo!, which spent a billion plus in cash to buy Tumblr:

“I don’t like that they bought it. I’d rather it was how it was before because I’m afraid they’re going to change it and make it worse.”

Kids, eh.



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