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What Are Teens Doing with the Newest Technology?

By Lindsay Diokno
Maryland Newsline
Tuesday, May 16, 2006

1. How many youths 12-17 had made a Web log, or blog, by the end of 2004?

2 million
4 million
6 million
8 million

2. Which one of these Web sites is not a social networking site?


3. How many 12- to 17-year-olds own a digital music player?

29 percent
40 percent
51 percent
63 percent

4. What percentage of people who have heard an audio podcast are 12 to 17?

18 percent
19 percent
20 percent
21 percent

5. Who is Shawn Fanning?

The creator of Napster.
The inventor of the Internet.
The IT guy for your friend's company.
The inventor of the first MP3 player.

6. What percent of 12- to 17-year-olds spend 10-plus hours a week playing video or computer games?

9 percent
11 percent
22 percent
30 percent

7. The Century Council, a group that works against drunk driving and underage drinking, allows parents to ______ on Prom Night?

Track where their teens are going the entire night.
Hold alcohol-free post-prom parties.
Text message their teens to stay safe and alcohol-free.
Keep their teens away from bars.

8. How many teens owned cell phones by the end of 2004?

15 percent
25 percent
35 percent
45 percent

Copyright 2006 University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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