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Posts from the ‘Social Media’ Category

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common

The widespread adoption of various digital technologies by today’s teenagers has added a modern wrinkle to a universal challenge of parenthood – specifically, striking a Read more

Parents and Social Media

A report recently published by Pew Research Center, shows that social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Users rely on these platforms to keep in touch with family and friends, gather information and share what is important to them. This report explores how parents – 75% of whom use social media – turn to social media for parenting-related information and social support. Read more

72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users

According to a Pew Internet report, the number of social networking site users continues to grow.

As of May 2013, almost three quarters (72%) of online U.S. adults use social networking sites, up from 67% in late 2012. When Pew Research Center first Read more

How Teens Use Social Media

U.S. teens are sharing more personal information on social media sites than ever before, but while they are taking both technical and non-technical steps to protect their privacy, they are not overly concerned about third parties Read more

A Skype Wedding?

Skype is a growing communications platform that allows users to communicate through voice, video, and chat. It’s a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of users around the world. It started as a cheaper way to make Read more

Internet Privacy Drives Alias Popularity

Do you use your real name when registering for Internet sites? Getting online means exposing yourself to an ever-expanding diversity of threats. Concerned about privacy and the security of personal data, Internet users commonly use Read more

More Options for New Years Eve

Do you have a time honored tradition for bringing in the New Year? For many of us, watching the celebration unfold in New York’s Times Square on TV is high on the list. Luckily, in today’s hi-tech society, there are many more Read more

Social Media Dominates Online Time

U.S. consumers continue to spend more time on social media sites than any other category of websites: roughly 20% of the total time they spend online via personal computer and 30% of total time spent online via mobile devices, Read more

Student Distraction on the Rise?

A survey of Advanced Placement, National Writing Program and secondary school teachers conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reveals decidedly mixed opinions on the effects digital technology is having on students’ Read more

Social Media Impacts College Acceptance

One of the most active demographic groups on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are high school and college aged kids. After all Facebook was founded in a Harvard University dorm. Kids love social media, but there are Read more