All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Teens’

Tumblr Tops Facebook in Usage Survey of Teens

With over 1 billion MAUs, you may think that Facebook would be the most popular social site among those aged 13-25. But you would be wrong, at least according to a new survey. Y Combinator partner and Posterous co-founder Garry Tan, with the help of Survata, looked at the social networking habits of teenagers and young adults. What he found …

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iPhones Are Still Cool with Teens, Man

Despite attempts from other smartphone manufacturers to paint the iPhone as a boring product that’s more suited for your boring parents than cool, hip you – teens continue to want the Apple phone. How much, you ask? According to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual survey on teens and their phones, 40% of them own iPhones. While 40% is an impressive figure, considering …

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Parents Nab Daughter’s Pedophile Boyfriend with Facebook Sting

A convicted sex offender is facing charges of immoral communications with a minor after he was caught sending photos of his penis to a 15-year-old girl on Facebook. The 15-year-old girl wasn’t actually a real person, and that’s the start of what makes this story particularly interesting. The fake Facebook profile was actually a creation of a mother and her …

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Google+ Mobile Apps Get New Hangouts Features

Google has released an update for the Google+ app for Android, which has five new features. First, teens can now create and join hangouts from their mobile devices. Secondly, you can now join Hangouts On Air from your mobile device. Other new features include: – Floating timestamp in photos view – Shortcuts for post creation – Ability to report abuse …

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Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?

I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the time. Although Facebook’s current policy plainly prohibits anyone under the age of 13 from operating an account on the site, …

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Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study

A three-year study into the sexting habits of teens has found that the practice is as prevalent as ever, and that has some interesting implications on the teens’ actual sexual activity – especially for girls. The study “Teen Sexting and Its Association With Sexual Behaviors,” published in July’s issue of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, looked at close to 1000 14 …

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If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups

Facebook’s longstanding rules on preteens accessing the service may be changing, as we learned earlier this month that the company was mulling the possibility of letting kids under the age of 13 join the network. Of course, opening up Facebook to a younger and younger member base comes with a series of risks, and it has been reported that to …

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Teens Love Technology, Don’t Want Tech Jobs

I got my start in technology through video games. From there, I began to become increasingly involved with more forms of technology from computers to televisions and now my recent fascination with Android. Despite all of that love for technology, I gave up on my dreams of working in technology due to all the math that’s required. That’s why I …

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Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving

While only a handful of states in the U.S. have an outright ban on texting while driving, it’s widely accepted that the practice is dangerous and can lead to distracted driving. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone these days who doesn’t at least acknowledge the fact that roads would be safer if people could just put away their cellphones. …

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Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey

In the next six months, a lot of things will change. The weather will shift, and fashions will follow accordingly. We’ll all be treated to (and hopefully have our film-lives changed by) highly-anticipated blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers. By the end of that time period, the entire political landscape in the United States may have changed, …

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Hasidic Students Use Facebook, Get Slapped With $100 Fine

Facebook can certainly become a breeding ground for impropriety quicker than you can even spell “impropri–” but those lowbrow kicks usually don’t cost you anything. If you happen to attend an all-girl Hasidic school in a particular Brooklyn neighborhood, though, checking in on the site could land you a fine of one hundred cool ones. Beis Rivkah High School in …

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Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY]

Texting by teens is on the rise, and has far outpaced voice calling, according to a recent study. Text messages have become the dominant form of communication between teens and nearly everyone – both friends and parents. According to Pew Internet study, boys and African Americans are leading the increase in texting, with teen girls still at the head of …

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