Youth, Privacy, and Texting

Youth, Privacy, and Texting
technology
Christine Huang
  • 10 march 2008

Danah Boyd offers some insightful commentary in reaction to an article in Sunday’s NY Times discussing the digital divide between tech-savvy teens and the adults that try to understand them. The article talks about the miscommunications and frustrations that result from the generational/technological gap, as well as the emergence of a “new sensibility” that comes from instant and constant communication via text and mobile phone calls. Teens’ desire for privacy, secrecy, and socializing, the story points out, are aided by unlimited SMS packages, calls, and uninterrupted connection to their peers via the web (and particularly, social networking sites).

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