And when their eyes weren't glued to the coolers of beer they couldn't drink, they were looking at their smartphones: swiping around and giggling about whatever appeared on their tiny screens. So, I conducted
An Ohio teenager was stuck with a big problem when he accidentally inhaled a homemade blowgun dart and it lodged in his throat. The boy had made both the guns and the darts after getting information from
Pranks with friends are all fun and games... until someone gets hurt, and it gets caught on film. "Smack Cam," a new trend on the social video network Vine, started out as a joke between a handful of friends.
It starts with a certain angle: a smartphone tilted at 45 degrees just above your eyeline is generally deemed the most forgiving. Then a light source: the flattering beam of a backlit window or a bursting
Ask.fm could have learned from Formspring's mistakes — but didn't Teens bullied through an anonymous question-and-answer site. A spate of suicides among the young people who used it. Growing outrage, headlines,
Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as
"We did see a decrease in daily users, specifically among younger teens," Facebook acknowledged. Here's why that matters. The good news for Facebook is that its business model is maturing. The bad news
Most people don't think of funerals as an ideal time for an Instragram (or Kodak, if you're over a certain age) moment. But plenty of teenagers are snapping photos of themselves in funeral home bathrooms
Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're
Girls are relying on the opinions of others in a public forum to evaluate how they should perceive themselves based, of course, on how others perceive them. Let's face it. I am a clinical psychologist
"Remember when human bodies could 'run'?" -Person of the Future At an international meeting held by the American Heart Association yesterday, Dr. Grant Tomkinson presented research that said cardiovascular
For the past few years, I've seen teens' shift their social media habits to apps and sites that provide illusions of ephemeral and anonymous interactions -- illusions that are quickly eroding their social
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dropbox Inc has secured $250 million from a fund managed by BlackRock Inc and other investors in a new funding round that values the provider of online storage services at almost
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The wife of an Indian minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, police said, days after she was involved in a row with a Pakistan-based woman journalist over Twitter.