By Rachel Hynes.
A recent Internet joke saw adults following a random teenager on Twitter, and then updating followers on their teen’s life using the hashtag #followateen.
A few people may have described the meme as condescending, but as a parent of a teenager it gave me a few chuckles. You’re not really allowed to laugh at your teenager in real life, and my chuckling was done with great fondness, I promise.
Then, driven by Tavi Gevinson of Rookie Mag fame, the teens got in on the act, and started #followanadult.
This mum probably spoke for many who wondered why adults would want to follow a teen on Twitter 🙂
And finally, a dad proud of his graduating teen.