Teen Facebook Users are a Bunch of Liars

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ShyLinuxGuy

Because I'm a senior in high school, I can confirm that teenagers like to exaggerate, at the least. When I did have a Facebook (and didn't realize it was a waste of time) I noticed what seemed like exaggeration at the least on many people's pages.  I also notice that we teenagers (for the most part) go to the *extreme* with clothes, gadgets, even cars (you'd be surprised--or maybe not--that some kids pour $10,000 worth of mods into a sub-$1000 car). Also, the funny thing is, I've noticed that all layers of the socioeconomic hierarchy (from lower class to upper class and everything in between) wear Aeropostale, have iPods (and maybe other Apple products). Credit card-happy parents is my first guess.

I'm from what you would call from a middle-class family. I can afford an iPod and maybe a closet full of  American Eagle if I really wanted it (I have a few "name-brand" shirts and pants), but the truth is, I'm fine with a cheaper (but just as capable) MP3 player and clothes mostly from stores like Target, Kmart and Marshall's. It really doesn't make sense to buy something just to impress other people or protray something I'm not (typical Californian-ish dude/chick is my impression).

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D00dlavy

I have respect for you and your kind.

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dankirk

In a related story.... Water is wet.

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vistageek

Let's just start with the fact that they own an iPhone to be cool...

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I Jedi

Let's not forget the tens of thousands of students, who choose to buy a Macbook over a Windows-based laptop, that can do the same thing for less, if not more.

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Corsair512

Yeah, I recently got into it with my future brother-in-law over this very reason. He recently graduated high school and asked me for advice on a good laptop for college that can potentially last for 4 years and cost around $800. Of corse, his friends and girlfriend at the time are all "Go MAC, you won't go back!" and all this other bs about how cool they are. I told him the price point and hardware vs price, and what a lot of things the MAC won't be able to do any better then a PC. Even showed him the ASUS I bought my fiance on how thin, shiney and macbookish it looked. 

 

Needless the say, the coolness factor in, and he droped $1500 on a MACBOOK with less CPU power, Ram, an intergerated GPU and other crap when I paid $700 for more stuff in said laptop for my fiance, plus this laptop I'm using now from Asus' Republic of Gamers line for $1000.

 

Yeah, his mommy wasn't happy I called him a tool. 

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Ghok

To be fair, if I didn't know anything about computers or only used one to surf the net, I'd probably buy a Macbook too.

But yes, there is certainly a cool factor involved with Macs. It is somehow both mainstream and contrarian to use a Mac. Good marketing there Apple, I don't know how you do it.

 

 

 

 

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D00dlavy

Lies and hyperbole, mostly.

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SmurfEater

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