There is no doubt that teenagers spend a lot of time in social network sites and most of them are “Shooting the breeze, showing off, and just plain hanging out amongst the people they call friends”. (Boyd).
SNSes can be a great opportunity to, not only teenagers but all of us, exchange culture, information and also all kinds of networking. Its an easy and fast way to reach and communicate with a big number of people at the same time.
I think its important to understand and explore this new way of social communication, but we also could be over reacting in terms of thinking that SNSes could be interfering with teen’s social skills. A lot of teenagers tend to lock and exclude themselves from anyone that doesn’t share their opinions and preferences anyways, but that doesn’t mean necessarily that they going to be like that in their adult life.