What Websites Do to Turn On Teens

If you’re designing a website aimed at teenagers, you’d better not make the text too small. That’s not because teens have bad eyes, but because teenagers tend to lean back in their chairs when they’re at their computers. That advice and much more about how websites for teens should be different from those for adults can be found in a study recently completed by Jakob Nielsen, a principal at the Nielsen Norman Group. —Daniel TerdimanWhat Websites Do to Turn On Teens  (Wired)

Another intersting passage, since students dont’ blog anonymously at SHU’s site:

Also important, [Susanna Stern] said, is enabling teens to explore their identity by providing them with an environment in which they can experiment with ideas of style, the way they talk, the way they dress and the way they think about the sensitive issues in their lives — all anonymously.