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"It can make you or break you." He spends 45 minutes a day on Facebook ("My cousin Miko checks it every hour"), has 600 Facebook friends ("Oh, some have 2,000") and has not changed his profile picture for eight months ("So people are not poking me as much as they used to"). "Duh" is a slice of teen sarcasm aimed at people who state the obvious.
Mimi says, everyone, even 11-12 year-olds, has a Facebook account: "They all say they are 18". What it hides is the danger of entering the world of strangers when you are not quite ready for it.
Notes are regularly exchanged between girls after sexual encounters and discarded i-Pill packs are often found in the bathrooms of the posh convent she studies in.
"I'm sure you won't remain a virgin by the time you turn 18," her mother interjects tearfully. "I'm not stupid enough to get into trouble."Trouble is the one certain truth about her: she is a teenager.
KICK OFF: If everybody loves cricket, go for soccer. If every generation needs a cultural marker, Facebook is the canvas on which the digitally nimble teens spill their secrets.
Some of them are into serious romance, some are "just FWBs" ("Friends With Benefits. just a convenience thing".) Some boys carry condoms in their pockets because they don't know when "they might get lucky".During high school socials, dark corners of the venue are "reserved" by couples beforehand, so that they can go and "do it" in a crowded room, "just for the thrill of it", Mimi explains. And surveys reveal*, it's a generation that spends 10 hours a day on some sort of a media, two hours on social networking sites, 1.6 hours on the phone, four hours 23 minutes a week on computer games.