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Teens' Online 'Friends' Often Number in Hundreds

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Teens' Online 'Friends' Often Number in Hundreds

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Teens' Online 'Friends' Often Number in Hundreds

Teens' Online 'Friends' Often Number in Hundreds

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A majority of teenagers who go online maintain one or more profiles at social networking websites. Most teens restrict access to to their profiles, but "friends" who access the profiles routinely number in the hundreds.

Mary Madden, a senior researcher with the Pew Internet and American Life Project, tells Robert Siegel that society will likely become more accepting of the "digital footprints" young people leave online.

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