Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

For all the parental and media hand-wringing, sexting remains a poorly studied phenomenon. But according to new peer-reviewed research, that concern might not be unfounded. Teen texts are indeed ablaze with sexual content – but how does technology-based sexual activity intersect with actual behavior?

Top Trends of 2012: The Visual Web

Continuing our mid-year review of the top trends of 2012, in this post we look at the emergence of the Visual Web. Two of the hottest products in the first half of 2012 are the best examples of this phenomenon: Pinterest and Instagram. But one or two swallows don’t make a summer. Beautiful design is a key part of online business in this era…

Top Trends of 2012: The Consumer Cloud

In 2012 we’ve seen amazing growth in the Consumer Cloud, meaning cloud computing for everyday users. There are three main categories in the Consumer Cloud: storage, sync, and notes. Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud and Evernote (respectively) have been the most impressive performers in each category so far this year.

More Industry Bloodletting: Nokia to Cut 10,000 Jobs Over Next 18 Months

The mobile space will see a shakeout of sorts over the next 18 months. Nokia, the Finland-based maker of mobile phones, announced Wednesday that it will cut 10,000 jobs from its worldwide workforce through the end of 2013, as it attempts to regain its once-dominant place in a market increasingly defined by Apple’s iPhone and a variety of mobile…

Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

One in every ten tablet users views video content almost daily on their device, according to a new report by comScore. The study also found that tablet users are nearly three times more likely to watch video on their device compared to smartphone users.

Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

Today at the D10 Conference, star analyst Mary Meeker gave her latest presentation of Internet Trends. You can download the presentation here (PDF), or view it at the bottom of this post. It’s well worth spending time perusing the whole presentation, but here are the main takeaways. Get ready for lots of re-imagining and proof of rapid growth!

Why Evernote Really Could Last 100 Years

Last year, after raising a $50 million dollar round, Evernote CEO Phil Libin said he wanted his company to be around for 100 years. Today, he announced a new $70 million round, giving the six-year-old company a long runway for its 100-year flight. It’s hard to imagine other contemporary software companies sticking around until 2106…

Harnessing Web Fury: #SOPA, #KONY2012 and #StephenColbert

Barack Obama is on Instagram. He’s on Foursquare and Facebook, too. He’s even on Google+. On Election Day, he suggested that his pioneering Web presence wouldn’t end with the campaign, but would continue into governance. The new administration would foster innovative engagement, and Obama would become our first wired president. But does buying…

How to Stop Teens from Texting at “All The Wrong Times”

When I was a teenager, I passed notes in class. My best friend and I drew intricate comics of our teachers, folded them up and brushed each others’ hands as we shared from desk to desk. I also doodled in class, and as a result my entire yellow folder was covered in scribbles and song lyrics and random patterns. Yet I remember being able to listen…

Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

The mainstream media always seems to suggest that teens texting is not only annoying, but it’s also a bad thing. Is this fact or media myth?

A new study out yesterday from Pew shows that texting is yet again on the rise, from 50 texts per day in 2009 to 60 texts per day in 2011. According to the survey, girls are not texting. It’s all about…

Why The Internet Cares So Much About Teenagers

The Internet is fascinated by teenagers. People are in awe of the things that teenagers do and say, online and offline.

Dr. danah boyd, a senior researcher at Microsoft, assistant professor at NYU and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, thinks that perhaps adults are worrying too much about what teenagers are doing and…

Teens Fall In Love, Share Their Passwords

In a moment of passionate texting, they decided it was time…to share their passwords.

A thoughtful New York Times article published yesterday speaks to an eerie new trend: In the digital era, teenagers in love want to share their most intimate secrets, ideas and, of course, their Facebook accounts. They leave virtual residue on each others…

Teenagers Want Face Time More Than Texting Time

Teenagers Want Face Time More Than Texting Time

Despite all of the technology available to teenagers today, they still prefer meeting IRL to texting and “liking” each others’ Facebook statuses. A new study out from Ericsson surveyed 2000 U.S. teenagers ages 13-17 to understand more about how they socialize through technology. Texting and Facebook in particular have changed the way that teenagers date, […]

Teenagers Want Face Time More Than Texting Time

Despite all of the technology available to teenagers today, they still prefer meeting IRL to texting and “liking” each others’ Facebook statuses.

A new study out from Ericsson surveyed 2000 U.S. teenagers ages 13-17 to understand more about how they socialize through technology.

Texting and Facebook in particular have changed the way that…

Infographic: The Changing TV Landscape

Did you know that almost half of the TV shows that are recorded are played back on the same day? How about that the average Netflix customer watches five TV shows and four movies a week? Or that (no real surprise here) visits to video streaming and sharing sites continue to climb?

A new infographic from G+/Gerson Lehrman Group shows these and a…

New Year’s Resolution: Get Better At Email

So, how do you feel about email? It’s a rough question to ponder on the first no-excuses work day of 2012. Email is like a treadmill. If we don’t keep running, we’re going to fall down. Maybe email would feel better if we started the new year off with some better practices for managing it.

ToutApp has built a free service called Year In Review…

NASA Debunks 2012 Apocalypse With New FAQ

NASA Debunks 2012 Apocalypse With New FAQ

We all know that the world is going to end in December 2012 because a giant solar eruption is going to swallow the Earth. Or is it supposed to be the implosion of the Yellowstone Caldera? Reversal of the global poles? Does anybody even care about how the Earth will end if we are all […]