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jeffespo
jeffespo

Did you see FB's rebuttal to the Princeton study? They openly mocked how by using bad data one can show that Princeton will lose all enrollment by X year. If not, I can ping it over to you... pretty funny. @bdroth makes a good point about the dynamic of High School and moving away. I would also add that college's add to the fear of HS and younger kids using FB's platform. In talking with my sister who is a college freshman, she noted that it creeped the hell out of her that some schools asked her friends to show them their FB profiles or peeped out their social profiles during the admissions process. 


I also think that kids are now starting to realize the impact of lax security of some of the sites that show more teen usage like Snapchat. Plus as the sister noted, Snapchat is lame and is really just a source of sexting which is creepy. 

bdroth
bdroth

Thank you for bringing up the teen-to-college point. Every time I hear people decry Facebook because teens use other platforms, I remind them to wait. Teens see their friends every day in the halls of their middle or high school and Facebook has been built around a theme of staying connected from afar. Once those teens have friends spread across the country (or world), then that kind of interaction has stronger potential to take off.

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