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What do teens typically do on social networking Web sites?

Shawn Edgington
Pediatrics
The time that teens spend online has dramatically increased over the last twelve months, especially within the social media sector. According to surveys, when teenagers network online, they:
  • Post photos and videos from their mobile devices
  • Build online profiles and communities
  • Connect with friends
  • Send photos to friends
  • Play games
  • Watch videos
  • Broadcast what they're doing to everyone in their network
  • "Check In" by mobile phone -- letting everyone know their location by using GPS technology

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