Move over, FOMO, and make room for FOBO: A study by culture experts Crowd DNA for Facebook found that fear of being offline is the new fear of missing out, as 70 percent of respondents aged 13 through 24 from 13 countries said they have to be connected, no matter where they are.
Filter this: Instagram topped the 300 million user mark, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom revealed in a blog post, in which he also announced that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network was adding verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands, as well as deactivating spammy accounts.
Facebook users between the ages of 13 and 24 turn to the social network to express themselves by sharing photos, videos, jokes and information about themselves, according to the fourth installment of a joint study by Facebook and culture experts Crowd DNA.
Facebook users between the ages of 13 and 24 own or use at least five different Web-connected devices, according to the latest installment of the social network’s study of users in that age group from 13 countries, conducted by Crowd DNA.
Facebook released the second part of its study of users aged 13 through 24 in 13 countries, with culture experts Crowd DNA, and it found that it was able to divide users in that age group into three segments, based on age — optimists, explorers and realists.
Don’t you hate it when you get blamed for something someone else did? A recent ruling held parents liable for their child’s harassment of another student, but should mom and dad really be sharing the responsibility for their wild child’s reckless behavior? Speaking as a fellow parent, I think the answer is obvious: Hell, yes!
If you have a child of a literate age with computer access, chances are they have a Facebook profile. They also probably don’t want you looking at it. Here are at least 10 reasons why you shouldn’t:
People in the 13-through-24 age group are optimistic, want to learn about other countries and cultures, forward-looking, value friends and family, and use social media to stay in touch with those friends and family, according to a study by culture experts Crowd DNA, commissioned by Facebook.