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Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?

Youth and alienated populations are inclined to spend more time going through identity development processes because they are trying to “figure out who they are.” Blogs and profiles are particularly supportive of this. Of course, blogs require having something to say while profiles let you write yourself into being via collage. People do grow out of ongoing identity production, but not for quite some time. (Hell, i still haven’t.) Friendster…

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For students, eMail already is outdated

“Students have told us that eMail is still valuable–mainly for storing and transmitting documents and for communication with adults,” said Julie Evans, chief executive officer of the nonprofit group NetDay. “IM is more valuable to them because it is instant, and they can speak with multiple people at the same time. I believe that this highlights a greater sophistication in student tech use–and a trend for us to watch.” –For…

In Search Of A Better Life, Teen Moves Downstairs

According to Jankowski, the move offers the opportunity to escape an oppressive regime. “Mom and Dad watch everything I do,” Jankowski said. “But now, I’ll be able to hear them coming down the stairs. And, if I’m slick about it, I’ll be able to sneak out the basement window and, like, party.” Across the country, millions of suburban teens have sought better lives in the subterranean realm, a topic Dr.…

Christie's to hold "Star Trek" garage sale

Trekkies will be setting their phasers to “bid” this fall when Christie’s holds the first official studio auction of memorabilia from all five “Star Trek” television series and 10 movie spin-offs. –Christie’s to hold “Star Trek” garage sale (Reuters) I’m proud — or, more accurately, nerdy enough — to say I recognized every one of the props mentioned in this article. I think the “10-inch Resikkan nonplaying prop brass flute used…