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New Literacies Practices of Teenage "Twitter" Users

Learning, Media and Technology Volume 41, Number 1, ISSN 1743-9884


This study is an empirical study into the new literacy practices of five teenage "Twitter" users on Twitter. Qualitative methods were used to describe the most prominent ways of participating on "Twitter." Results indicate that teenagers used "Twitter" for self-expression, communication, friendship maintenance, and information sharing. In addition, young people used a mix of both traditional and emerging literacy practices in this popular social media space.


Gleason, B. (2016). New Literacies Practices of Teenage "Twitter" Users. Learning, Media and Technology, 41(1), 31-54. Retrieved April 2, 2023 from .

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