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Facebook Isn’t Losing Popularity Among Teens, Says Zuckerberg

The report of the death of Facebook’s popularity among teens is most definitely an exaggeration, at least according to Mark Zuckerberg. The narrative posited by various recent studies is that Facebook is just not cool anymore, and teens specifically have been migrating to other social platforms. In Wednesday’s Facebook earnings call, Zuckerberg denied this claim, stating that teens’ use of …

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Victim Finds Thief’s Phone, Calls His Mom

Eliza Webb, 29, of Seattle, had a unique situation before her. She had come out to her car and found that her running shoes and sunglasses and been stolen from inside the vehicle. But the thief had also left something behind, quite by accident: his cell phone. Webb thumbed through the phone and found the thief’s contacts. One of them …

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Teen Rides Shark In The Gulf Of Mexico

A 19-year old spotted his opportunity to hitch a ride on a whale shark recently while on vacation in the Gulf of Mexico and took it, grabbing the creature’s fin for a photo op. Chris Kreis, who was with his family at the time, saw the 30-foot long shark coming at him in the water and knew he had to …

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Kids Steal Wheelchair, Get Arrested After Pics of Joyride Hit Facebook

Two 14-year-old New York boys have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny after stealing an electric wheelchair and posting photos on Facebook. According to police, the kids took the wheelchair from a house that’s undergoing some renovations near midnight on Saturday. They allegedly took the wheelchair on a joyride until the battery died, upon which …

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Teen Misses Trip That Killed Five Friends in Fiery Car Crash

A California teen who missed a Memorial Day trip with his friends is now coming to grips with how close his life came to ending. According to an Associated Press report, 17-year-old Tamer Mosallam’s friends were the teens that died in a fiery Memorial Day car crash in Los Angeles. The teens, who have now been identified, were all students …

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14-Year-Old Girl Nails Van Halen Guitar Solo

You know the Van Halen song “Eruption” – that two-minute blister of a track where Eddie Van Halen just shreds. Yeah, you know it. Well, this 14-year-old girl named Tina knows it. She knows it well. And she’s so much better at guitar than you are. How does that make you feel, guy-playing-Wonderwall-at-the-party? Huh? Best YouTube comment: Typical 14 year´╗┐ …

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Teens Arrested after Posting Rape Video on Facebook

Three Chicago-area teens are facing charges of aggravated sexual assault after they allegedly raped a girl and posted the video on Facebook. Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, are named in the attack. According to prosecutors, Fritz lured a 12-year-old girl to his home, took her into the basement, and sexually assaulted her. Reports indicate that …

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Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving

If you didn’t already think it was a major problem, two new studies on teens, texting, and driving should prove rather informative. To paint with a borad brush, teens are texting while driving at an alarming rate, it’s indicative of other risky behaviors, and it’s now killing kids at a rate similar to drunk driving. First, a study just published …

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Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months

Is Facebook losing its stranglehold over young social media users? According to some data from an bi-annual survey, the answer is yes. And it’s not that social media in general is losing its cool factor, it’s that other networks like Twitter and even Instagram (owned by Facebook, of course) are stealing Facebook’s mojo. The data comes from Piper Jaffray’s 25th …

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iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens

If this is the look of waining popularity, I’m sure Apple is quite content to let it continue. Piper Jaffray’s 25th bi-annual teens and devices survey just came out. And in continuing what has been a trend over the last few surveys, Apple comes out on top. Although Android OS smartphones made some (very) small gains, the iPhone is far …

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Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix

Kids these days take the Internet for granted. When I was their age, I had to wait my turn to use the family desktop in the kitchen. Even then, it was on a painfully slow 56k dial-up connection. The accelerated spread of smartphone use among teenagers will ensure that they never have to experience true hardship like I did. The …

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Miami Curfew Begins For Teens During Weekdays

Miami police this week began enforcing a curfew that affects teens living in the Miami-Dade area. An ordinance forbids children under the age of 17 to be out on the streets alone from 11 pm to 6 am, Sunday through Thursday. Exceptions to the ordinance include traveling for work, traveling with a parent, running an errand with written permission from …

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