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Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done

Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, Danah Boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
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Context collapse - love it - managing all those online personas can get tricky.

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The young will inherit a future they didn’t choose

The young will inherit a future they didn’t choose | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
The politically disengaged Spectators — about 25 per cent of the population — observe society from the sidelines, seeing mainstream Canadian life as a sham
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I question whether this is a new phenomenon, but I do wonder how the Internet plays into the mix.  

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Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think

Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Attn: older Digital Pioneers —The findings suggest that there is hardly any generational gap among online users in the developed world.

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..The study, conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the International Telecommunication Union, shows that only 30 percent of people ages 15 to 24 have spent at least five years actively using the Internet, the criterion used to define digital nativism.

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Maybe news is just more efficient — BuzzMachine

Maybe news is just more efficient — BuzzMachine | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Jeff Jarvis asks whether Pew’s survey on news consumption indicates that for younger people news is simply more efficient. Read the comments on this one. 

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wait but why: Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

wait but why: Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

This is a great piece that generalizes about the mindset of Gen Y. It's spot on. What do you think? Although I'm not your typical Baby Boomer —I've made some poor choices and also had some amazing rebounds — what this says about the baby boomers is generally true.

h/t @Emily Lonigro Boylan 

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32 Extremely Upsetting Facts About The Class Of 2017

32 Extremely Upsetting Facts About The Class Of 2017 | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

They were born in 1999. Wasn't that a Prince song? Who's Prince? Never mInd ..... 

 

"You might want to sit down for this."

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Computer Exposure Leads To Fears Of 'Digital Dementia'

Computer Exposure Leads To Fears Of 'Digital Dementia' | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

We know the Internet  affects our brains and how we  think. But how? Early research from Korea suggests children may be harmed by too much digital ... 


In South Korea, doctors call it "digital dementia."

The Asian country is one of the world's most wired societies, with 95 percent of the population connected to the Internet. 

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Lodi High Students Score Victory Against District Social-Media Policy - CBS Sacramento

Lodi High Students Score Victory Against District Social-Media Policy - CBS Sacramento | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Wonder what officlals were trying to achive. Would love to know the background on this story. 


The policy stated if someone liked or retweeted something that was inappropriate or considered an act of bullying, then they could be suspended from sports or other extracurricular activities.

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I'm 13 and None of My Friends Use Facebook

I'm 13 and None of My Friends Use Facebook | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
At 13, I’ve been noticing something different: Facebook is losing teens lately. And I think I know why.
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When it comes to Social, we're all teens. It's the love that moves us not the marketing. Follow the love, like Ruby and her friends do. "(Facebook) also became a huge marketing mouthpiece. No offense, but when I’m looking through my News Feed I don’t really care about Pantene’s new product." #whatsnext

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Getting young people fluent in digital

Getting young people fluent in digital | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
London–based social enterprise combines online and classroom learning to tackle youth unemployment (Fellow @bg_ventures entrepreneurs @getfluency featured in @guardian Innovation http://t.co/HxpaHfyElM...
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It sounds good but I worry that kids might forget some basic lessons about being human - do you?

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Could your Facebook page ruin your job prospects?

Could your Facebook page ruin your job prospects? | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
Terrified of employers scouring their Facebook pages for signs of fecklessness, students have started deleting content and hiding their identity. Are they over-reacting? (Could your Facebook page ruin your job prospects?
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Uncertainty is rampant in times of change. As old school HR ponders new school technologies and how to source them for useful information, we're bound to see some overreactions. Since the Internet brings to life that mythical "permanent record," I tell my young friends to follow the grandmother rule. If your grandmother wouldn't approve, don't post it. And yes, use your privacy settings diligently.

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14 Dos and Don'ts to Being a Good Facebook Friend

14 Dos and Don'ts to Being a Good Facebook Friend | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
You should never ask about a messy breakup on someone's public Facebook Wall, but if he wants to vent to you via Facebook Chat, you'd better be there.
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Brandon Stanton | These Are the 30 People Under 30 Changing the World | TIME.com

Brandon Stanton | These Are the 30 People Under 30 Changing the World | TIME.com | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
Our panel of millennials worked with TIME editors to select young digital moguls, health pioneers and teachers from around the globe.
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They are not all digital, but they are all under 30. This 30 under 30 demonstrates an amazing array of talent. 

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How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Apps

How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Apps | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Our online personna is another image that we need to tend - like it or not. Keeping it tidy is made all the more complex by the fact that it is split and distributed over multiple channels.

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 “Many scholarships, organizations and companies see social media as the ‘true view’ of a student’s character,” Crawford says. “One could easily be outstanding in an interview, then tarnish the image by an irresponsible post on their profile.”

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Video: Mutual Funds or Designer Shoes? | Squared Away Blog

Video: Mutual Funds or Designer Shoes? | Squared Away Blog | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Another great find from colleague @KimBlanton who writes the @SquaredAway blog. Terrific animation by a young woman who knows the value of investing vs. spending.

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What inner city kids know about social media, and why we should listen

What inner city kids know about social media, and why we should listen | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Todays teens aren't clueless about social. They are in the know. Great hands-on insight from Smart Chicago, written by Ars Technica's Jacqui Cheng. Photos by Dan O'Neil

 

I know which of my teenage students smokes weed in the park after class on Fridays, and which other students are with him.

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Glendale Unified Hires Local Company To Monitor Students’ Social Media Posts - CBS Los Angeles

Glendale Unified Hires Local Company To Monitor Students’ Social Media Posts - CBS Los Angeles | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

So what do you think? Is this an appropriate social listening practice?

 

The Glendale Unified School District has hired a Hermosa Beach company to monitor public social media posts made by its students to find out when teens are in trouble or causing it.

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Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing

Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Great little film, by an astute young lady - Charlene deGuzman.

 

Quintuple threat (actress/comedian/musician/tap dancer/awesome person) Charlene deGuzman stars in I Forgot My Phone -- a short film she wrote about life in these modern, soul-sucking, smartphone-saturated times.

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I'm 15 and All My Friends Use Facebook

I'm 15 and All My Friends Use Facebook | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Adora Svitak is a remarkable young lady. She thinks a few more years might change Ruby Karp's perspective on Facebook. My question: were either of these kids or their parents compensated for these posts? I've asked Adora - I'll let you know what she says.  


"13-year-old Ruby Karp and I are both teenagers. So why should our opinions on Facebook be so different?"

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Get a life!

Get a life! | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

People in their 20s were used in this study. It will be interesting to see follow up studies that look at a more diverse audience in terms of age, ethnicity and circumstance.


THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the Public Library of...

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Hamas Uses Social Media to Crackdown on Dissent Amid Fears o | Focus!..World News

Hamas Uses Social Media to Crackdown on Dissent Amid Fears o | Focus!..World News | Digital Youth | Scoop.it

Power of social media spreading among youth in the Middle East.


The protests that left more than 500 dead yesterday in Egypt have understandably put Hamas on its toes, with the terrorist organization and political ruler of Gaza fearing that yesterday’s spiral of...

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From Facebook to Facetime; Using Digital Platforms to Engage + Empower Youth - Best Practices For Youth Conference

From Facebook to Facetime; Using Digital Platforms to Engage + Empower Youth - Best Practices For Youth Conference | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
Best Practices for Youth Conference sponsored by the Alliance for Positive Youth Development (From Facebook to Facetime; Using Digital Platforms to Engage + Empower #Youth http://t.co/3MIK6DsV5T ...
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Social Networking Sites | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Social Networking Sites | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
Social Networking Sites | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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Young, urban Hispanics lead Internet users taking to Twitter 

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Connected Youth Drive Digital Behaviors in the Middle East and North Africa

Connected Youth Drive Digital Behaviors in the Middle East and North Africa | Digital Youth | Scoop.it
The Middle East and North Africa have among the lowest penetration of internet users in the world, but the online population is young and growing fast. For these connected youth, access offers opportunity—from education to entertainment.
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Look for social change in the Middle East and Africa as young poeple get engaged in the social Web.

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