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Facebook New Launch: Lifestage App only for Teens

FB launched a new iOS app Facebook Lifestage aiming video-loving adolescents. Designed by the 19-year-old Facebook product manager, Michael Sayman, This new app allows teens watch clips about their classmate lives.

Lifestage is exclusively for those who are under 21 years of age. This new video-first take app on social networking let you post a video about how you’re doing rather than a status update.

Lifestage is a kind of video diary where iOS users can answer biographical questions about themselves. Users can record a small video snippet which others can view on their profile instead of filling answers with the annoying texts.

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The app promotes to check out each time when someone updates their page. It seems the designer wanted to replicate the readymade vitality of Facebook. Lifestage is a new virtual barrier to entry, the updated version of age restriction needs an appropriate .edu email address.

Users won’t be able to see their profile and communicate with any other users if they are 22 or older.

Facebook LifeStage

The developer hopes the local high schools can grow the app like Facebook’s earlier college-by-college approach back in 2004. The app lets users select their school. However, the user cannot find other users unless a least of 20 people from the same schools starts using it.

“Everything you post in Facebook Lifestage is always public and viewable by everyone, inside and outside your school. There is no way to limit the audience of your videos. We can’t confirm that people who claim to go to a certain school actually go to that school. All videos you upload to your profile are fully public content.” Says,  iTunes store description.

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It is yet to be known how exactly the app will prevent older ones from sneaking onboard. Facebook Lifestage cannot confirm the users who claim to enrol, actually are. This teens-only app restricts users to only one school and doesn’t allow to change. Lifestage also have progressive blocking and reporting features which keep unwanted visitors away.

Facebook-owned Instagram launched its very own Instagram stories back this month. The attack snap chat user base, and Facebook tried launching many apps such as Riff, Slingshot and Poke. However, the app is exclusively available on iOS now, and we have no clue about its release in Android.

New Report Forecasts Big Threat: Youngsters Addicted to Mobile Devices

teens addicted to their mobile devices

Recent analysis on addiction on phones explicitly known with a new study conducted by common sense media, 50 percent of teenagers is digitally addicted to their mobile devices. But the fact is how many say that they are addicted?

Can we say it teen’s use their mobile phones for learning purpose which they can technically upgrade themselves rather than use it in an unusual way!

Let us see what the Common Sense Media study says, whether is it an addiction or not. The present teenagers agree themselves that they use much time on their mobile devices, and two third of teen parents also feel the same scenario. 66% feel their teens spend more time on their mobile devices and 52% teens agree according to the poll.

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“27% of parents believe they themselves are addicted. The survey polled 620 parents and 620 teens”, a report published in Top Tech News informed.

Hope you have remembered the Vodafone formerly “Hutch” commercial add stating “where ever you go I will be there,” the same situation arises here. You go anywhere; mostly you can find someone on their handling their mobile phone either by calling, texting, or tweeting or else on Instagram or Facebook.

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Recent polls said that nearly 70 to 80 percent of teens look at their phones on an hourly basis. While 70 percent feel that they need to respond immediately said Mick Lesitsky of Youngstown.

One more person, Jason Sop of Youngstown, told that nine times out of 10 every teenager is always on their phone. It’s not even just teenager. I’d even seen younger children, adults who have any social networking, who are all having a cell phone, android, tablet, anything of either always in their hands.

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“I think there is a real limiting on the amount of expression that people have now because they used to look on their cell phones and such,” said Caro of Youngstown.

But as per the U.S. physicians, mobile addiction is not considered as a disorder or The Internet is not viewed as a public health threat in other parts of the world. Doctors say studies to be undergone to done to determine how real addiction went to be.

So as of now let us considered to be a bad news according to the study, only 40 percent of teens are trying to cut down the time spent on their mobile devices.

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The recent survey by DSM 5 in 2013, states that behavioral disorder on Internet gambling and gaming already set online. Cell phone rehabilitation programs already conducted in the U.S.

Finally, Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization, San Francisco that provides education and advocacy to promote safe technology and media for children.

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