Archive for January 7th, 2007

Just back from a house concert by Muriel Anderson. Some very very fancy and very smart acoustic guitar played there by Muriel.

She also had a tale of some very fresh fish served to her in Japan. Fresh as in still alive. And she has evidence on her website. Down in the Japan section click on the┬á picture above the title “Live sashimi dinner.”

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The Pew Internet and American Life report on Social Networking and Teens is out. Brief on findings: 55% of teen in America use social networking sites. Girls use them more than boys.

Both genders (91%) use them for relationship maintenance (just like Brett Bumgardner’s honors thesis found), but older girls even more for that. Of those who use social networking to flirt and make new friends (49%), older boys make up the largest section of that group.
Fred has his reactions posted here. And danah boyd has hers here. BBC reports the story in this way.

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