Tag: teens

by Jenny Xie

Teens are using more social media and sharing more on those platforms, says a major report from Pew Research Center. Key findings indicate social media-using teens are not very concerned about third-party access to their data on the sites, are more likely to use a range of social media sites if they have a large […] more »

by Mark Glaser

It’s been a rough week on many fronts. At the end of the Boston Marathon, two bombs went off, killing at least three people and maiming dozens of others. The news quickly spread on social media, with crucial updates and offers of support. But there was also people spreading misinformation, and the media blundered by […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter shows how the news is made, and it’s not pretty – but it’s better that we see it (PaidContent.org) 2. Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism’s ombudsman (Washington Post) 3. Google Boss: Whole world will be online by 2020 (CNN) 4. The digital lives of teens: The Internet never takes a rest (Edutopia) […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Judge: News outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter (Reuters) 2. Facebook announces ‘Graph Search,’ promises privacy (Forbes) 3. US Postal Service pushes digital envelope (Guardian) 4. Maltreated teen girls more likely to engage in risky online behavior (Mashable) 5. Social […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

Much of the anxiety around tweens and social media lies in the fear that they don’t care about or understand privacy settings. Parents worry that kids will either willingly or unintentionally expose themselves to dangerous anonymous predators, or that they don’t fully understand that the information they share about themselves can be used against them. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

SAN FRANCISCO — A curious thing happened at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco today during the Ypulse Mashup 2007 conference about those wired teens. Yes, a lot of older folks dressed business-casual tried to look hip and decipher what the kids were doing online in social networks, on mobile phones and in virtual […] more »

by Mark Glaser

While the media has been abuzz about Second Life and adult virtual worlds, a bevy of virtual worlds for kids have been even more popular than their adult counterparts. Tween world Club Penguin has more than 4 million visitors per month, according to a New York Times article on the virtual world craze for kids. […] more »

by Anastasia Goodstein

Anastasia Goodstein I remember the first time I watched Dateline NBC’s To Catch a Predator, a TV series where they snared sexual predators using online venues. It was a train wreck — the kind you can’t keep your eyes off of. These predators were so creepy and so dumb. Some of them were lured into […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Forget about Second Life. The big buyout talk in virtual worlds lately has been around sites such as Club Penguin, a squeaky-clean world catering to kids aged 8 to 14, and Webkinz, a kids site with games and virtual pets. A recent BusinessWeek article noted that Big Media companies such as Sony and News Corp. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Earlier today, I had the unusual experience of giving a speech to a group of academics at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. The unusual part was that I talked and interacted with them via AIM instant messaging on video. They could see and hear me talking from my home office in […] more »