New York, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2007
Many parents are clueless about who their children are IMing (instant messaging) with first thing in the morning and what new friends they may have added to their "Facebook" right before going to bed. Not only are these terms completely foreign, but also a bit frightening. As the popularity of online socializing increases among teens, concern over what kids are really doing online is at an all time high. TOTALLY WIRED: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online by Anastasia Goodstein arms adults with the language and knowledge they need to understand how teens are really using the internet, showing them when to set boundaries and when to just relax.
Publisher's Weekly calls Goodstein's book a "solid and accessible guide to help understand the wired generation." The book is being published by St. Martin's Griffin Press as a trade paperback and will be available in stores on March 22, 2007.
To celebrate the publication of Goodstein's first book, myYearbook.com, a social networking site founded by teen siblings David and Catherine Cook, is sponsoring a private reception on Tuesday, March 20th from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Used Book café, located at 126 Crosby Street in Manhattan's SOHO neighborhood. The event is open to friends, family and readers of Goodstein's popular blog Ypulse.com. The blog provides daily news & commentary about Generation Y for media and marketing professionals. This event is also open to members of the press. Please email if you're interested in attending.
About Youth Pulse:
Published by Anastasia Goodstein, Ypulse.com has been providing daily news & commentary on generation Y for media and marketing professionals since May of 2004 and has been featured in BusinessWeek, Forbes, USA Today, Fast Company and countless other publications. Anastasia Goodstein helped to launch the Viewer Created Content (or VC2) programming initiative online for Current TV, former Vice President Al Gore's new television network targeting 18-34 year olds. Before that she spent over 10 years working in media developing editorial and community products for television and the Web at companies like Oxygen and AOL and with brands like Teen People, Entertainment Weekly and People. She recently joined the growing ranks of successful bloggers who have decided to pursue businesses based on their blogs.
For more information, visit http://www.ypulse.com or contact:
myYearbook.com is an online yearbook for the digital age where more than 1,700,000 young people around the world -- from teens to college students to young professionals -- gather to socialize. The youngest Internet site for social networking, myYearbook.com was founded by Catherine Cook, a high school senior, and her older brother Dave Cook, who graduated from high school in June 2006 and is now a freshman at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Their first investor was their older brother, Geoff, a veteran Internet entrepreneur who founded and sold a set of online writing and editing services, EssayEdge.com and ResumeEdge.com, while a Harvard undergrad. The company is headquartered in New Hope, PA. For more information visit http://www.myyearbook.com or contact Jeannine Schechter, Fresh PR, (310) 482-3461.