Flashy newspaper headlines drive clicks but they can also mislead readers.
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project just released a study of teens’ use of social networks. It was a joint project with the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), who featured the study at their annual conference in Washington. Like all of Pew’s work, this study provides a deeply nuanced view of the subject, breaking down behaviors and identifying emerging trends.
At the FOSI conference yesterday, I thanked Pew for helping to describe what they call the “emotional climate” for teens using social networking. But the media wants to write headlines about “emotional climate change” when it comes to meanness among teens – and then blame it on the Internet. Read more