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Virtual Possessions Have Powerful Hold on Teenagers, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say
May 9, 2011
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.
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