CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Technology has become a large part of our everyday lives. Walking down the street, it is not uncommon to see people on their phones checking Facebook, Twitter and other social websites.
A few years later, the general public became fascinated by another social website: Twitter. Once Twitter made its way into millions of homes, many people switched to it, sending out tweets instead of posting Facebook statuses.
Instagram, which lets users share pictures with each other, is very popular now, along with the blog-hosting platform Tumblr. The professional network LinkedIn also has made a cameo appearance in recent years.
So what social websites do teens use? A brief survey of 18 students at Hurricane High School provided a glimpse inside the heads of some teens who have active accounts on many of these websites.
Out of the 18, eight said they liked Twitter the most. It was the top vote-getter.
Sophomore Erin Pierce said, "I like Twitter the most because I can express my thoughts. I can also see what my favorite celebrities are doing, which is awesome."
After Twitter, Facebook and Instagram tied for second with three votes each. Tumblr got two votes.