One of my colleagues on the Circuit programme flagged up an insightful Channel 4 series about teenagers
– it makes great, if scary (at times) watching! There’s also very impressive evidence of young people who have opinions, a strong sense of justice and what it is to be part of society, and who are prepared to stand up as agents of change.
But the first episode’s snippet for arts marketers is on the subtleties of social media relationships …
“[There’s someone you’re interested in] … You follow them on Twitter or Instagram or something, [so they followed back]. Once you’re on DM (Direct Message) then you’re on good ground. When you get [their] mobile number, you go on What’s App. Who texts? Texting’s too serious. You text your Dad, your Mum … I think it’s really weird talking to people over text coz text, it’s not your true personality.”