Among teens who have online profiles, 66% say that their profile is not visible to all Internet users. They limit access to their profiles in some way.
Among those whose profiles can be accessed by anyone, 46% say they give at least a little and sometimes a good deal of false information on their profiles. Teens post fake information to protect themselves, but also to be playful or silly.
We sat at our laptops and typed away, and found that we each had something to say. Web-logged our fears, our hopes and dreams. Individuated by digital means. Hey! You’re part of it. Talking about the iGeneration. . .
Opportunity: Creation What tools and techniques will you use to find your voice? What do you have to say?
Sources Teens and Social Media: The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media , report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Dec. 19, 2007, retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/230/report_display.asp Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks: How teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace , report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, April 18, 2007, retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/211/report_display.asp Music: “Television Rules the Nation,” by Daft Punk from Human After All, released March 15, 2005