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Jessica, my teen guest blogger is out with flu. She’s not alone. Some schools that were able to remain open are reporting more than 50% absenteeism which greatly exceeds the 20% rate needed to close the school. As soon as she’s well she’ll be bring you more posts on what teens are up to on […]

Hello everyone, Last week I asked 28  students if they would write a short essay about what they do online, how much time they spend online and how they communicate with their friends. It was originally due today but because of the flu my teacher gave everyone until Monday to complete the assignment. Nearly 30% of […]

My teacher asked some questions (in 5 of her classes) about cell phones, online time and access questions and here are the results. 1. Students averaged 68 text messages per week. The high was 131, the low was 24. 2. 72% of students said they spent more time on the phone or texting than they […]

Jessica will be posting on Thursdays until the end of the school year. As for me, I’ll be posting at random times on a daily  basis.

Chris Winfield asked some questions last week and I asked my class for some help with some of the answers. 1) How do you feel about video ads on YouTube (as they are now like Boost Mobile)? I don’t really care for ads, they seem out of place but they aren’t as bad as those […]

She’ll be celebrating getting her temporary driver’s license with her family. ; ) I can almost remember being that young…

Christmas break is over. :( I know that everyone thinks that music is #1 but we trade music at school, mostly rips from CD’s that we buy at the mall. Going to the mall with friends to buy CD’s is more fun than sitting at home downloading songs. I get in trouble for buying ring […]

My guest blogger Jessica returns tomorrow to let us know what teens buy with a mouse. Yes Jessica, the holidays are over. ; )

I didn’t have anything ready for tonight, today was kind of a rush since it was the last day of school before the holiday, but luckily, Michael (Graywolf) had some questions ready for me. Which websites do you visit and how often (digg, netscape, reddit, stumbleupon, myspace). What are your favorite things to do there […]

Windows Vista finally launched to a lukewarm reception, PC prices are at the lowest point they’ve been in years, even laptops are available now for under $600, but I haven’t spoken to a single teenager that’s interested. What are they interested in? Smart Phones, and yes, the newly launched iPhone. As I’ve reported before, teens […]




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    • credit mule December 19, 2014
      n. A credit-worthy person who is recruited by a scammer to sign a cellular contract to get a free or discounted phone and then sell that phone to the recruiter.Cash-desperate consumers are being lured into becoming unwitting "credit mules" via a cellphone scam, the Federal Trade Commission warns.—Ellen Ambrose, “Don't Become a Credit 'Mul […]
    • digital pickpocketing December 18, 2014
      n. The theft of data from a mobile device, particularly one that contains a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip for transmitting information wirelessly.The trousers are intended to stop thieves hacking into radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged passports or contactless payment cards.—“Jeans made that will prevent 'digital pickpocketing […]
    • silent traveler December 17, 2014
      n. A traveler who has almost no direct interaction with a destination's tourism industry, preferring instead to navigate, make arrangements, and find information using a mobile device.Theyre known as the Silent Traveler, the "mobile-first" travel consumer. These are consumers who dont just use their mobile devices to research and book hotels, […]
    • ASMRtist December 16, 2014
      n. A person who makes videos that invoke an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), which creates a pleasurable, tingling sensation in the heads of susceptible viewers.But shes not after exposure or money, she says. Videos by other "ASMRtists" once helped her through a period of depression, and now she wants to pay it forward.—Caitlin Gibson, […]
    • Ebolanoia December 11, 2014
      n. An unwarranted and overblown fear of the Ebola virus.When I wrote a few weeks ago about "Ebolanoia" and the ways the media has been fanning its flames, I suggested that the scary headlines and fear-mongering has been cooling off. I spoke too soon.—Tara Haelle, “Ebola Response Can Be Rational, Cruise Ship Passengers Show,” Forbes, November 3, 201 […]
    • pre-cation December 10, 2014
      n. A vacation taken before starting a new job, particularly a paid vacation.The pre-cation policy flows from Atlassian's view that memorable perks and a livable workspace make for happy employees without busting the companys budget.—Will Oremus, “You Deserve a Pre-cation,” Slate, September 30, 2014See the full entry
    • gastrophysics December 9, 2014
      n. The theories and experimental methodologies of physics applied to food, cooking, and eating.Spence and his peers have, through a line of scientific inquiry that is informally referred to as gastrophysics, studied in minute detail how we experience food and drink. Who we eat with; how food is arranged and described; the colour, texture and weight of plates […]
    • kickstopper December 5, 2014
      n. An online fundraising campaign to help stop a project that is being financed through the Kickstarter crowdfunding website.Kickstarter to stop things = KICKSTOPPER. RT @katemond: Kickstarter to stop Papyrus font being used on anything vaguely historical.—Stan Carey, “Kickstarter to stop...,” Twitter, November 25, 2014See the full entry […]
    • under-happy December 4, 2014
      adj. Not as happy as one ought or would like to be.Many Singaporeans are "under happy" at work, or so says a recently released survey. The people behind it coined the phrase "under happy" to describe an in-between state between being happy and unhappy. ... Might being under happy be worse than being unhappy, since misery might spur a pers […]
    • GAFA December 3, 2014
      n. The corporations Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon viewed as a group, particularly one that wields significant power and influence in modern affairs.In France, theres a new word: GAFA. It's an acronym, and it has become a shorthand term for some of the most powerful companies in the world--all American, all tech giants. GAFA stands for Google, Appl […]
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