Friday, November 21, 2008

Several New Studies

A recent study by the McArthur Foundation concludes that teens believe that their time online using social sites is very important to their peer relationships. Teens connect with their friends online rather than talk on the phone and in some cases rather than hang out together. Because of the Internet, teens have friends from great distances they have met through online gaming sites, or social sites. They are very content to leave comments for one another on their MySpace or Facebook pages as their form of communication.

As posted before, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has done extensive research on several topics of teens and online activity. "Teens and Video Games", "Networked Families" and "When Technology Fails" are a few of the research topics you can read at their site.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Site for Harassment

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This article from the University of Delaware shows the danger of commenting without regard for someone's feelings or the truth. Since I do not know the truth of the entire story, the concern from my point of view is that students can post absolute lies on several sites and destroy someone's reputation, career, or mental well being. Visit this link to read the story from November 18, 2008.
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