Face it, our life's an open book

Why do kids put themselves on display like this? Of the very few empirical studies about their motivations for doing so, is one by a Texas Tech professor published in the Journal of Interactive Advertising in 2007, which found that social networking sites were platforms for college students to do three main things. First, users can

Written by: Jessica Behnham

A COLLEAGUE whose son is at university in Britain says he knows more about what the boy is doing now than when he was at home. This was after he became his son's Facebook 'friend', jargon that the popular social networking site uses to identify individuals you permit to view the private sections of your page or profile.

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