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Police Force Studies Social Network Use

SOCIAL NETWORKING

September 10, 2010

A Nova Scotia police force conducted a five-week study to gauge teenagers' use of social networks, The Globe and Mail reports. Supervised by Truro police, university students created fictitious profiles to garner "friends" between the ages of 12 and 17. Two out of the nearly 300 teens who received the friend requests refused them, the report states. Constable Todd Taylor described the findings as "astounding."
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