Teens on Facebook are using cryptic posts to convey their real expressions to their friends.

A new trend has emerged in Facebook where teens are using language hacks as a way to communicate with their friends. Termed ‘social steganography' by researcher Danah Boyd, such a status update, mostly in the form of song lyrics, looks innocuous enough to their parents who are also on their kids' friends list, but convey the real meaning behind the post to the friends for whom it was actually intended, mostly because they share the same pop culture and other interests. This helps the teens to maintain their online presence, socialize on Facebook and post candid updates about themselves without fearing about their folks suspecting anything.

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