Quote of the Day

“Teens have always been connected to their peers — now they’re connected 24/7, texting in class, in the middle of the night, IMing while trying to study or leaving comments on each other’s MySpace profiles. In addition to constant communication, teens are also using technology to explore identity joining specific online groups or communities, posting numerous self portraits, creating their own MySpace layouts, downloading their own personal ringtones or creating a fantastical avatar that can fly and shop for virtual clothing. The result is that youth culture is now totally wired, while adults are slowly playing catch up.”
YPulse founder Anastasia Goodstein, writing in The Huffington Post on a year’s look back at youth culture.
(via danah)