As someone who needed a lot of convincing to get a Twitter account, I’ve since discovered that the social network is a magical, beautiful place.
Since joining, I’ve been able to keep up to date with the news, win contests and even have celebrities like Jay Baruchel reply to my tweets.
But with that said though, Twitter can also be a place where you can be exposed to the deterioration of humanity itself. Filled with spammers, bad grammar and boring and offensive tweets, it isn’t hard to lose faith in society when you’re going through your Twitter feeds.
That’s why Reading Rainbow‘s LeVar Burton is doing his due diligence in teaching young kids how to use Twitter in a segment for Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
In the video, he talks about how anyone can tweet how they’re feeling at any given moment (he uses Mario Lopez’s tweet,”Woke up with a huge zit in the middle of my forehead. Look like a unicorn”). Later on, he even takes the kids on what looks to be the shortest “video field trip” ever to see “how a tweet is made.”
But as helpful as all of this is, I’m willing to bet that all those kids already know how to tweet, seeing that young people are already so glued to technology these days.
Rather, it might be best to teach them about the importance of good grammar, especially because half of the tweets I see from young people are atrocious nowadays.