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Virtual Possessions Have Powerful Hold on Teenagers, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say


May 9, 2011

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Digital imagery, Facebook updates, online music collections, email threads and other immaterial artifacts of today's online world may be as precious to teenagers as a favorite book that a parent once read to them or a t-shirt worn at a music festival. The fact that virtual possessions don't have a physical form may actually enhance their value, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute and School of Design discovered in a study of 21 teenagers. Full Story

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