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The Atlantic: The Enduring Appeal of the ‘Fake Relationship’ Rom-Com
It’s thus hard to react with anything but genuine glee as the smitten Peter twirls Lara Jean around in the cafeteria, makes a sojourn all the way across town to get her favorite yogurt drink from the Korean grocery store, and writes her daily notes with an increasing sense of urgency. None of these acts officially breaks the rules that Lara Jean established for their false union, but that’s the point. Even in the face of self-imposed barriers, love—teenage or otherwise—finds a way to make itself known.
movies  film  story  love  teenagers  books  southkorea  asianamerican  relationships 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying -
Using the maps, the researchers tracked the students most often accused of aggressive behavior. They found that increases in social status were associated with subsequent increases in aggression. But notably, aggressive behavior peaked at the 98th percentile of popularity and then dropped.

“At the very top you start to see a reversal — the kids in the top 2 percent are less likely to be aggressive,” Dr. Faris said. “The interpretation I favor is that they no longer need to be aggressive because they’re at the top, and further aggression could be counterproductive, signaling insecurity with their social position.

“It’s possible that they’re incredibly friendly and everybody loves them and they were never mean, but I’m not so convinced by that, because there are so many kids right behind them in the hierarchy who are highly aggressive.”
children  education  teenagers  status  attention  reputation  power  school  social  celebrity 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: "Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out": A Conversation with the Digital Youth Project (Part Two)
[...] For example, interest-driven genres of participation tend to have a more geeky identity associated with them, involve congregating on specialized and often esoteric interests, and reaching beyond given, local school networks of friends. This is a whole package of things that goes together, a recognizable genre for how youth participate in online culture and social life. We also think of hanging out, messing around, and geeking out as genres of participation. [...]
teenagers  children  online  internet  games  creativity  youth  sociology 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge Interviews - Richard Price
"All the dialogue is made up. The worst thing you can do is try to go around like a sociologist and record a glossary of slang. It's so mobile, it changes by the time you get it in print, it's so outdated it's embarrassing, so I just make up my own."
language  writing  teenagers  english  sociology  creativity 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What would Beth Ditto do? | Lifeandstyle | Life and Health
"What's important is that we try to understand each other. We have no control over other people's response to us, but we do have control over ourselves."
identity  gay  aesthetics  beauty  gender  teenagers  arkansas 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - Forums - "If It Catches My Eye"
"We found teens are unlikely to follow serious news online, but that they will click on news stories that appeal to them when they find them on other sites. Teen after teen told researchers that they'll view news stories 'if something catches my eye.'"
journalism  teenagers  media  newspapers  news  television  internet 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Readership Institute: Get Smart About Your Readers
"A story from CNN, for example, carries more weight for them, because it comes from a large and well-reputed news organization that, in their minds, cannot afford the risk of reporting false information."
youth  research  reading  journalism  internet  teenagers  news  media  television  cable  newspapers 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Sex and the Teenage Girl - New York Times
"There was a girls’ bathroom next to my classroom, which was more convenient for me than the faculty one on the other side of campus. In the last stall, carved deeply into the metal box reserved for used sanitary napkins, was the single word 'Please.'"
sex  teenagers  parents  children  women  feminism  health  movies  cinema 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Generation Y biggest user of libraries: survey | U.S. | Reuters
"These findings turn our thinking about libraries upside down. Internet use seems to create an information hunger and it is information-savvy young people who are most likely to visit libraries."
internet  books  library  youth  teenagers  children  education 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead | CNET
"It's a problem for teens--you're like losing out on some of your friends if you choose just one. To have all your buddy lists in one place, that's where this is going."
youth  yasns  social  news  internet  email  education  culture  blog  teenagers  communication  online  children 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Kennedy School Press Release: Young Americans’ News Use Is Half That of Older Adults
"[S]ome recent surveys have overestimated young people’s news consumption and the capacity of non-traditional media to take up the slack from young people’s flight from traditional news sources."
journalism  media  news  usa  teenagers  children  newspapers  radio  television  cable 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Space Odyssey of Danny Boyle - New York Times
"Kids with talent form bands. With film it’s still regarded as an Oxbridge thing, as though making a film is some kind of intelligence skill, which it’s not, clearly."
film  music  rock  pop  teenagers  creativity  art  story  social  education 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
"The mythical sensitive boy! How Sassy loved the idea of him! He was the kind to court you with mix tapes. He had a subscription to the Sub Pop Singles Club. He not only edited a zine, but he had The Beauty Myth on his bookshelf."
magazines  marketing  1990s  music  pop  rock  men  beauty  women  teenagers 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
It Ain’t Easy Being Green : the signifier
"From the outside we look like closed books, hiding behind our headphones and laptop screens, but we are connected a vast world that is updating itself in real-time, constantly evolving like an organism."
social  music  pop  rock  identity  parenting  children  youth  mp3  college  punk  teenagers  radio  marketing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Hooking up on :: Life ::
“One of the elements of globalization is a dissemination of information across borders. But more importantly is the movement of people across borders: it’s not a one-directional phenomenon anymore.”
globalization  public  social  internet  ethnicity  ethnic  asian  canada  usa  china  relationships  teenagers 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: Dealing with Hatred: How the Torrent of Anti-Americanism Affects Teenagers
"They burned the flag every week in front of the [U.S.] Embassy. I didn't understand how they could hate us so much, because I know we have freedoms they don't have. They don't see the whole picture. They see only our mistakes."
usa  world  education  teenagers  youth  protest  media 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: So the Torah Is a Parenting Guide?
“Indulged, coddled, pressured and micromanaged on the outside, my young patients appeared to be inadvertently deprived of the opportunity to develop an inside. They lack the secure, reliable, welcoming internal structure that we call the ‘self.”’
judaism  children  education  parenting  families  criticism  psychology  thinking  teenagers 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #39
"And I found myself wishing, while it was playing, that I could be Kate Bush sitting at a piano. This, instead of playing air guitar to Page's solo on 'Stairway to Heaven.' What could it mean?"
aesthetics  popmusic  rock  teenagers  music  memory  men  children  friendship  gender  detroit  school  uk  drinking 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge
APvia Y! News: Mags drop print for Web to reach teens
"As consumers generate media themselves, the idea of an authoritative voice becomes more diluted. What is an authoritative voice? Is it a popular teenager, a brand, a magazine, a journalist or best friend? The whole thing is very fudgeable."
media  marketing  magazines  teenagers  women  gender  journalism 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge Hispanic teen sex study puzzling
"As a culture, we have problems with openly discussing the whens and ifs of sex with our children. This is one of the outcomes of that."
sex  latinos  men  women  teenagers  studies 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
ABC News: Sex Map Shows Chain of Almost 300 High School Lovers
"They know they are not going to date their ex-boyfriend's girlfriend's partner. That's too close. It forces people to find new partners instead of recycling."
teenagers  sex  men  women  gender  social  aids 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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