Myspace is one of those social networking sites that once was at the top, only to fall behind as others prospered and took the lead. So, does that mean that Myspace is dead and gone? Not exactly, but that depends on what you think of it now and whether you'd still consider using it.
Movies, television shows, and music are no longer viewed by parents as the sole culprits behind smoking and alcohol use among teens. The Internet — specifically social networking sites — now plays an integral role in how information is disseminated, and can even exacerbate risky behavior in school-age children. Sites such as Facebook and Myspace can elevate levels of peer pressure because of easy accessibility and widespread usage in this age group.
Myspace stylized as myspace is an American social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world from to It was headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. Myspace had a significant influence on pop culture and music  and created a computer game platform that launched the successes of Zynga and RockYouamong others.
Social media use has become so pervasive in the lives of American teens that having a presence on a social network site is almost synonymous with being online. We focused our attention in this research on social network sites because we wanted to understand the types of experiences teens are having there and how they are addressing negative behavior when they see it or experience it. How often do they intervene to stand up for others?
High school sucks a little more now, thanks to social media sites, like facebook, Twitter and Myspace, and the rise of text messages and picture texts. In my mind, because of facebook and Myspace, nasty rumors can spread even faster than they did before. I read an article one time about a girl that committed suicide because of stuff that was said about her on Myspace.
Academic journal article Young Adult Library Services. Read any parenting book or ask any psychologist and they'll tell you that young people need space in which to discover their identities. What kind of "space," you ask?
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Furthermore, concerned parents have expressed discontent with the amount and type of personal and private information youth seem to reveal on their profile pages. View PDF.
Teenagers who see friends smoking and drinking alcohol in photographs posted on Facebook and Myspace are more likely to smoke and drink themselves, according to a new study by USC. Valente and his team surveyed 1, 10th-grade students from the El Monte Union High School District in Los Angeles County in October and April about their online and offline friendship networks and the frequency of their social media use, smoking and alcohol consumption. At the time of the study, El Monte was the ninth largest city in the county, with a population of about ,
A research organization said Wednesday that teens who regularly log on to Facebook and other social networks are considerably more likely to smoke, drink or use marijuana than teens who don't visit the sites. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York found that teens who spend time on the social networks are likely to see images of their peers drinking or using drugs — images that could help to convince them that substance abuse is a normal, acceptable activity. The findings are in keeping with a new wave of research into how social networks might affect teen decision-making. Several studies have suggested that Facebook, Myspace and other sites have created a new form of peer pressure, exposing young people to risky behaviors they could be tempted to emulate.