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They check out hot "English" (non-Amish) women on but don't message them directly. "They are very practical; they think it is childish." The irony of people wasting their time on Farmville is definitely not lost on them."The average Amish person on Meetme is a just curious guy. "As long as it's another Amish teen, like, out of state, they will likely talk to them, but very seldom to non-Amish people." They are mostly using technology to facilitate the kinds of things they would do anyway, not as an end in and of itself. Plus, Facebook helps them stay in touch with people they meet at those parties and maintain long-distance relationships.Rumspringa's unofficial motto is "What happens in Rumspringa stays in Rumspringa." But that doesn't stop teenagers from creating a lasting record of their exploits on Facebook. "Like, they shy away from sexual comments or posts on Facebook because it can give them a bad reputation." But when it comes to party shots, of them and their wasted friends, it seems like there is no holding back.Now it doesn't take long to set it up and 700 kids show up.Everyone is connected, everyone is texting everyone."After the parties, the pattern is familiar: Attendees post photos, thank the hosts, and get stoked for the next one."Parents know about [the drinking], but there are cops around." All things considered, these teenagers are pretty tech-savvy. "They love the stuff, but they don't have a lot of experience with it," says Weber.
Facebook also creates a new avenue for publicly showing off a new Rumspringa identity, and everything that entails. "They have no interest in being famous, not even among friends," says Weber.
"It is just deep in their bones that they don't want a lot of attention." Most refuse to even be photographed. The focus is on the good of the group, not the individual.
But during Rumspringa, it's all about the selfies and showing off your new non-Amish haircuts and fashion.
At Rumspringa's end, the teenagers make a choice: to leave their community, or to accept Baptism and stay.
There is a huge spectrum in terms of how much different Amish communities embrace the modern world, even during Rumspringa.
Starting in their mid-teens, Amish teenagers enter Rumspringa (translated: "to run around").