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Teen Takeover on Tumblr

A teen meeting, during which we talk about prom, driver tests -- and the latest in social media.
At several meetings now, I’ve been asking Teen Takeover if they’d like to start a Twitter account. No, resounded most of the teens. They’re not on Twitter. They don’t understand Twitter. They don’t. like. Twitter.

They DO like Tumblr. “We tumble all day long!” they tell me, except, not in unison like you’d hope. Usually it’s one of them overtalking another one, while another group in the corner starts a conversation of its own.

Sure, they’re teens, they’re loud at times — but they’re smart. And they know what’s trending. And I figured I should listen to them and heed their advice on social media.

Teen Takeover is now on Tumblr, a blogging interface that seems to be part Pinterest (instead of repinning, you’re reblogging) and part WordPress — what we already use for all of York Blogs.

Because Tumblr is an easy-to-use app, I’m hoping that teens will be able to do more blogging while out and about in York County. If they’re at the York Fair, at a concert or a theater production, they can take a photo right away and get it on Tumblr.

Keep an eye on the Teen Takeover Tumblr account here: http://teentakeover.tumblr.com/

Of course, teens will still be blogging (hopefully more in-depth stories) on the York Blog account here: http://www.yorkblog.com/teentakeover/

We welcome your advice — if you have any helpful Tumblr tips and suggestions, please share. Or, let us know what you’d like to see from Teen Takeover on Tumblr.