Point/Counterpoint: Social Media in High School

March 2, 2018

Editor’s note: It’s a little-known fact that CBM Account Coordinator Jeanie and CBM Account Executive Anaïs went to the same high school! They were actually in the same theatre class circa 2010 (shout out to Mr. Vodicka) when Jeanie was a freshman and Anaïs was a sophomore. One recent day over lunch, they got to thinking about the good old days and how social media has changed since they were a couple of awkward teens walking the path at PHS.


Let’s start with the basics.

What social media was like when we were in high school vs. nowadays:

Without sounding ancient, how did we access social media in high school vs. now?

Okay, flashback moment over. Although we went to the same high school, at the same time, and had similar experiences with early, pivotal days of social media, we do have differing thoughts about what social has become for Generation Z.

The Digital vs. the Physical World

Jeanie, put your slider phone down and enjoy the moment! Also, what are you wearing…?

Mirror Mirror: Who Are You Really on Social?

From this photo, I’d say my personal brand was something like Pocahontas meets school teacher.

I’m Just Looking For Some #RealFriends

Meine Freundin von Deutschland, Lisa!

“Come Together, Right Now…” over Social Justice

What do you think? How has social media changed since you’ve been a teenager? Let us know in the comments below!