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Social media is not a separate entity for teenagers, but part of their interconnected social landscape. They fluidly navigate between digital and physical social connections.
For most teenagers, though, it is part of an interconnected social landscape. They may not necessarily need to distinguish social connections as either online or offline. These can be fluid across digital and physical spaces.
Teens are aware of the nuances of interacting on social media, where multiple different types of audiences exist within a single context.
Social media accounts are often characterised by what is known as context collapse. This means that there are multiple different types of audience in a single context.