Media: Wall Street Journal

I’ve been mentioned in an article published by the Wall Street Journal:

In May last year, teenager Elliot Lee confided on his blog, “what’s really struck me this school year is my lack of friends.” His mother, Katy Lee, read the posting and tried to ease any stress she was placing on Elliot, now 17, about his school work. By reading her son’s blog every few days, “I gain insight into what matters to him,” says Ms. Lee, 46, a real-estate agent in Walnut, Calif. “It has opened doors to talking more together.”

I don’t like the quote, but hey, I’m there nonetheless. More quotes of interest from the article:

About 20% of U.S. Internet users between the ages of 12 and 17 have a blog — about four million U.S. teenagers, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a Washington-based nonprofit that researches the impact of the Internet. Many are confiding their feelings and intimate details of their lives — and sometimes posting revealing photographs — to the personal Web sites offered by free services such as MySpace, Xanga, LiveJournal and Multiply.

Like cellphone conversations or classroom chatter, teen blogs, with their high doses of misspellings, racy content, and age-appropriate angst, can be inane, earnest or rambling. A 16-year-old blogger’s 2:15 a.m. post, replete with insider shorthand, is typical of the mundane nature of many blogs: “totally lyk slept all day…haha woww…im totally wide awake and bored now…mayb ill do summore h/w [homework]?? mayb not??”

Post a comment if you have any opinions about these snippets.

3 Responses to “Media: Wall Street Journal”

  1. Luke says:

    Ok, the 16 year old’s post is annoying.

    And blogging is fun/good/whatever.

  2. Aaron Lin says:

    Elliot, you are hillarious. Maybe I should spend more time maintaining my blog. Do these people even ask you before they quote you?

  3. yandex1980 says:

    ? too reed Wall Street Journal

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