Summary: Teens are over confident in their web abilities, but they perform worse than adults. Teens are wired. To succeed in a world where the next best thing is a click away and text message interruptions are the rule, not the exception, website and app creators must clearly understand what teens want and how to keep them on a site.
Wattpad is a global sensation in young adult literature. And I fell for it hard. I downloaded the app on to my iPod Touch — you can also get it on iPhone and iPad — and when I saw I could read stories offline it began a reading marathon as I commuted between work-experience jobs.
But teenagers can be a finicky lot: if the adults in their lives are too excited or too supportive of a new goal, suddenly that aspiration is gone. Rather than bombard them with fancy pens and motivational reading, direct them to a comfort zone: the Internet. These sites are great resources and landing spots for future storytellers.
Do your teens know that every time they go online they leave a digital footprint or trail, like cookie crumbs leading from the kitchen to their bedroom? The only difference: these trails of crumbs will never be erased and could either hurt or help them later in life. Kids are growing up in the instant data era, where photos can be taken and uploaded to the Internet in a matter of seconds. Let's take a step back.
They use Google Docs. As more and more laptops find their way into middle and high schools, educators are using Google Docs to do collaborative exercises and help students follow along with the lesson plan. Teens told me they use Google Docs to chat just about any time they need to put their phone away but know their friends will be on computers.
Stardoll on Monday announced a merger with Piczo, the San Francisco-based social network site for teens that has struggled to find an audience against stiff competition from BeBo and MySpace. The new network says it will reach more than 20 million teens a month, mainly young girls. Stardoll is a Stockholm-based company founded three years ago with 27 million regisgtered members worldwide.
It was founded by David Wilkerson in and headquartered in OzarkMissouri. The organization faces accusations regarding severe abuse and ill treatment at its rehabilitation camps. In13 years after the ministry began, Teen Challenge established a national headquarters.
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