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Figment: Is Next Hemingway Lurking on New Website for Young Writers?

Young writers are hoping to grab the attention of young readers with the launch of Figment, a site for teen novelists. Credit: Getty
"Represent," a novel by Maggie Halickman, is 7,700 words long and takes about ... 39 minutes to read? Whoa! ...
Would Shakespeare have posted "Hamlet" online?

Facebook Triggers Asthma Attacks, Doctors Say

Facebook may be to blame for breathing problems. Credit: Corbis
If you've got asthma, you'd better think twice before you log in to Facebook. That's right, folks. In a letter published today in The Lancet, one of the world's most prestigious...
A jilted teen couldn't breathe when he checked out his ex's profile.

Teenage Girls Portray Themselves as Sexy and Crazy Online, Survey Finds

You may be shocked by your daughter's online image. Credit: Getty Images
The time your teenage daughter spends on social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter may be causing identity confusion, as her online persona probably...
She may be all sweet and smart at home, but on Facebook, your teen wants to be known as sexy and funny.

Amazon Yanks Pedophile "Guidebook" After Twitter Storm

"The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" is no longer available on Amazon. Credit: Amazon
When Catherine Connors clicked on a link in a friend's Twitter stream Wednesday afternoon, she found herself looking at a guide to enjoying pedophilia....
When one mom clicked on a link in a friend's Twitter stream Wednesday afternoon, she found herself looking at a guide to enjoying pedophilia.

Mom Gives Daughter $300 for Facebook Fast

Is it time for your kid to go on a social media diet? Credit: Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
It's a parenting strategy for the social media age. A mom in South Carolina offered her college-age daughter $300 to abstain from Facebook for one month,...
Student goes on Facebook cleanse for cold hard cash.

Kids, Parents Say Other People Share Too Much Information Online, Poll Says

Watch how much personal information you're giving away online. Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Before reading the rest of this article, would you mind answering a few simple questions? What's your home address and telephone number?...
Online companies don't really need to know your home address and work schedule.

Teachers to Students: Let's Not Be Facebook Friends

Maybe teachers should keep their relationships with kids offline. Credit: The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld/AP
Let's face it, there's a certain creep factor when you think your teenage daughter is exchanging photos, news feeds and friend requests on...
Sorry, kids, schools don't want you to friend, poke or comment on your teachers' Facebook pages.

University Bans Facebook, Twitter for a Week

Could you survive a Facebook blackout? Credit: Photo illustration by Chris Jackson, Getty Images
What's it like to go cold turkey on Facebook? Do you get the DTs? Is there a detox program for that? One higher education institution is...
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg, Pa., is enforcing a week-long social media blackout this week for all students who live on campus, National Public Radio reports.

Teens Increasingly 'Unlike' Parents as Facebook Friends

Study shows kids are unfriending parents to avoid public embarrassment. Credit: Corbis
Drat. They figured it out. Many young people already suspect that parents stay awake all night dreaming up new and sadistic ways of driving their kids...

'Snobby' Parents Don't Care for Teacher's Facebook Post, Have Her Deleted

Let's face it: Most teenagers are germ bags. In fact, if you're going to describe them as bags of anything, suggesting they are full of germs is one of the more benign alternatives. Likewise, when you're speaking about their parents,...

Could Facebook Keep Your Kid Out of College?

A few mindless posts could prove to be your kid's undoing when it comes to college admissions. Credit: Karen Bleier, AFP / Getty Images
As the first generation to grow up with the Internet, our kids think nothing of revealing the most intimate...

Survey Shows Positive Signs for the Economy as Back-to-School Shopping Begins

Parents doing back-to-school shopping are showing stores the money. Credit: Steven Senne, AP
In what might be a positive sign for the economy, parents in a national survey say they plan to spend more this year on back-to-school clothing and...

Facebook Reunites Mom With Kidnapped Kids

A California mom who says her children were kidnapped by their father more than 15 years ago has been reunited with her son and daughter after she searched for them on Facebook. Police say Faustino Utrera disappeared from San Bernadino,...

Opinion: Is Tweeting Our Family Tragedies the New Normal?

There is a little girl named Layla Grace who died yesterday. She had cancer, and I followed this 2-year-old's downward spiral from the time she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma 10 months ago. Layla Grace was not my neighbor. She was not my...

Student, Teacher Face Discipline Over Separate Facebook Postings

Maybe your mother was right. If you don't have something nice to say, perhaps you shouldn't say it all, at least not on Facebook. As recent incidents have illustrated, school disputes are being played out on the social networking site, and at...

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