Friday, January 18, 2013
The number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between ages 12 and 13, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
About 76 percent of teen Internet users are also social media users, according to a survey of about 800 teens surveyed in 2011 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Of those teen social media users, 93 percent have a Facebook account and the number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between the ages of 12 and 13, according to the Pew data. Most social networking sites restricts children under 13 years old from creating an account, but it’s not uncommon for children to lie about their age when signing up. From Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and many other social networking sites popping up on the web, Patch wants to know: At what age do you allow your children to have a social media account…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Congresswoman will invites questions and ideas at 9 a.m. and will respond at 6 p.m.
Is the Twitterverse outside the beltway? That's a question for philosophers to ponder, but U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is planning to host her first Twitter town hall tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 13) from her Twitter account @janschakowsky. She's inviting constituents in Illinois 9th District to submit questions, ideas, and comments via Twitter on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon Central time. Schakowsky will answer questions on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. “I am always looking to use new ways to stay engaged with constituents while I represent the 9th district in Washington,” said Schakowsky. “I believe it is important to use any tool available to not only listen to people’s concerns but to also let them know what I’m doing as a member of Congress…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Tuesday, March 1.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: UPDATE: Marni Yang Murder Trial Set to Begin SHALVA Dispels Myths, Helps Abused Women Evanston Resident Behind @MayorEmanuel Twitter Evanston Police Take a Polar Plunge
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
High school columnist Britni Berg shares her thoughts on Facebook, social networking and their relevance to today’s teenagers.
"How do you not have a Facebook? Like, how do you survive? What do you do when you get home?" Within a sea of high school hallway chitchat, this was an exact phrase I overheard the other day as I breezed by lockers between classes. Two freshman girls still giddy with the idea of being in high school walked in front of me as one precisely planned which pictures she would put on Facebook from school that day. Perhaps most importantly, she assured the other that she would tag her in photos. I wasn't deliberately eavesdropping, I promise. But c'mon— is not being tagged in a picture really the biggest catastrophe known to mankind? What made this exchange so interesting is that the other girl—the one who was listening eagerly to promises of …