What Parents need to know about Messenger

While teens are not interested in Facebook, Facebook is still interested in them. Facebook is doing its best to draw them back in. Recently, Facebook launched a new app only for teens. I have doubts about the success of Lifestage (and this may be a subject for a future post). Where Facebook has been successful is splintering…

How Teens Are Using Facebook May Surprise You

When I first joined Facebook, my teen’s friends appeared often on my newsfeed. Most of my friends had friended their own kids and sometimes their teen’s posts popped up on my newsfeed. The last few years, I have rarely seen updates from them. Not seeing them, I assumed that moved on to Instagram and Snapchat.…

Do you know the 5 sites teens are on?

In December, Josh Miller interviewed his 10th grade sister about how she and her friends are using technology. His interview inspired Gerry Tan  to conduct a survey of teens and young adults about which services they used regularly. For teens, he found the top 5 sites were Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and Twitter. The most used…

Meet social video apps, Socialcam and Viddy

Kids love video. YouTube is the second most visited website right behind Google. The largest demographic watching YouTube are kids under 18. So, it is not surprising that social video apps are some of the fastest growing Facebook apps. This week, I downloaded the two biggest video apps, Viddy and Socialcam. Viddy and Socialcam are part of…