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Teens and Facebook

Teens and Facebook

Recently there was an online posting from a 13-year-old who was saying that neither she nor any of her friends used Facebook. It was an interesting read and connected to a recent Pew study on social media use. Now a 15-year-old teen has responded, and I have to say that this is one of the most precocious, articulate, and aware 15-year-olds around. Read her post at Mashable; it’s a real eye-opener!


Digital Dementia

Digital Dementia

This is a very scary article about recent South Korean research. Here is the opening sentence of the article: “Doctors in South Korea are reporting a surge in ‘digital dementia’ among young people who have become so reliant on electronic devices that they can no longer remember everyday details like their phone numbers.” Go read it and I’d be interested in any feedback you’d like to share!


From Blair Witch to Hunger Games–Social Media Power!

From Blair Witch to Hunger Games–Social Media Power!

This article describes the remarkable success of social media in creating blockbuster hit movies. Some, like “The Dark Knight” or “Hunger Games,” were expected to do well. Others, like “Blair Witch Project” and “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” not so much. Read and enjoy!


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