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Social networking: His and Hers

Published: June 19, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

A report of the Pew Internet & American Life Project looked
at online friendships among American youth between the ages of 12 and 17. One
of many interesting findings: There were gender differences in the ways the sites were used.
Girls used them to reinforce existing friendships; boys used them to flirt
and make new friendships.

The researchers found that more than half (55 percent) of
the 935 youth they interviewed visit such popular social networking sites as Facebook and

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