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Teens And Social Media: Young People Who Used The Internet To Do Major Good (VIDEO)

From Huffington Post – Teen, 06/26/2013

HUffHuffPost Teen blogger Patrick Mott wrote in his latest post: “Our social networks can tell a story about us and, if you’re like me, you want to make sure that the story your Twitter or Facebook tells about you is a good story.”

Patrick was definitely on to something. According to a 2012 study, teens who use social media are more sympathetic to other people; about 55 percent of teens from the ages of 13 to 17 said that Facebook and Twitter opened their eyes to what others are experiencing.

And if anyone understands how to inspire others through their own personal experiences, it’s this list of teens. From challenging a major corporation, to promoting equality at school, to touching the hearts of thousands of strangers through song, these young people recently used the power of social media to change the world.

Go to Teens And Social Media: Young People Who Used The Internet To Do Major Good (VIDEO) read their incredible stories and see more videos like this that shows cancer patient Zach Sobiech who posted a song he wrote for his friends and family onto YouTube as a way to say goodbye.

[youtube http://youtu.be/sDC97j6lfyc]
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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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