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The Psychology behind a Selfie from a Teen’s Perspective……

A Selfie is defined as – taking a pic of yourself, often sexualized, and posting it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram with the sole intention of getting ‘likes’- the more the better. Celebrities do it, and tweens, teens and twentysomethings follow.   Why? Take … Continue reading

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Pornography Alert – Twitter’s Vine is now Age Restricted, 17+

I recently wrote and asked parents to talk to their teens and tweens about Twitter’s Vine, which allows users to upload 6 seconds of video onto Twitter. Twitter is now warning users and viewers that it “contains age-restricted material” and that no one under 17 … Continue reading

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Vinepeek is Addictive. What is it?

Vinepeek is an endless stream of six-second videos (called Vines) filmed by thousands of random people all over the world and uploaded on Twitters’ new video sharing platform called Vine. While most ‘vines’ are harmless some are not. The Vinepeek … Continue reading

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What is Vine? Your Teens will be Twittering about It!

On Thursday Vine exploded onto the Social Media scene. It is an App that connects with Twitter. Fundamentally, Vine lets you make and share six-second video clips. It is easy to use and videos can be made straight from your … Continue reading

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Call to tighten the laws around social media

In the past few weeks there have been a number of disturbing cases of cyber bullying and harassment involving the micro-blogging website Twitter. Both Charlotte Dawson (Australia’s Next Top Model judge) and Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers NRL captain) have been on the receiving end … Continue reading

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Facebook Approaches 1 Billion Users

According to an article in Mashable, Facebook will reach 1 billion users before the end of 2012. Facebook currently has 901 million active users, up 56 million since the start of the year! Other staggering figures quoted in the article are … Continue reading

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A “dummy’s” guide for parents to Twitter

You’ve definitely heard about Twitter. You’d have to be living in the desert not to. But could you articulate what it is? Could you explain its value? Maybe, you sort of know, or pretend to know, or don’t know. Maybe … Continue reading

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