Five things you can actually learn from #followateen

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If you want to take a look at Generation Overshare, there’s no better place to do it than #followateen, one of those internet things that’s grown over the past month to take on a life of its own. With #followateen, adults are picking random teenagers to follow on Twitter and then reporting back on what “their teens” are up to.

This isn’t a new idea, but it was revitalized by Buzzfeed’s Katie Notopoulos in early April, who suggested people pick a teen and find out what kids are up to on Twitter these days. The hashtag took off, and if you haven’t searched for the results recently, you should.

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