The Strangers in Your Room: Rise of Teen Social Apps

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When Facebook was launched 12 years ago, you could easily count social networking applications on one hand. Today, it has become nearly impossible to track their latest number. Now one may feel awe at the pace by which the web has grown in such a short amount of time, but it hasn’t been without any costs. As many of you would be aware, the most dangerous cost associated with World Wide Web has been cyber bullying.

The recent rise in social apps might have gone unnoticed by even the most socially online of you. This could be because of the obvious reason: you do not fit the target demography. Most apps namely Omegle, Kik, Snapchat, Chatous, Chatroulette are created specially to target the teen user base. They allow one to not only talk with people they know (friends, family) but their USP lies in allowing for strangers to connect with…

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