Some findings of the digital youth project:

  • On social networks they mostly hang out with their real-life friends (Facebook, Myspace), not with people they don’t know. They pick up social and technical skills while hanging out, it’s a good thing.
  • On niche content sites, a much smaller number hangs out with other people they didn’t know before around specific interests. They get all geeky, which, contrary to popular belief, is actually a very social activity. This is where adults can also be part of the group, functioning as role models and experienced peers.
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