Facebook asks that users be 13, but we all know there are thousands of kids committing “underage social media.” It’s a big question – how young is too young for facebook? One mom we spoke to said her daughter is already 13, but she won’t let her have a facebook account. Why not? She said kids at this age don’t yet have the right judgment about what should go online and what shouldn’t. (Anything you say can and will be used against you.)
At 13, this mom said, girls put all their petty arguments online and it’s just nonsense, it’s not meaningful; it’s only potentially hurtful or personally damaging. In fact, she said, two of the girls in the class already had their facebook profiles revoked by their parents.
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A newsletter is an important channel of communication with your readers. The purpose of the newsletter is to encourage return visits to your site from readers who have already discovered you. These readers are quite likely to click on a link in the newsletter to read an article on a subject they are interested in. And they wouldn’t have signed up for the email unless your niche is of interest to them.
The problem is that getting people to sign up can be a challenge. Picture how you read the web: You Google a question and find the answer on a website. A bit of browsing on the site shows you that this website contains many articles you would enjoy reading, and that new content is continually being posted. You see a prominent “sign up for our newsletter” button. Your… Continue reading →