Pangea Media Survey Reveals that Most Tweens and Teens Think They are Overweight

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Pangea Media, the leader in online quizzes and quiz technology, has released the results of its latest "Pangea Pulse," which tracked the attitudes and preferences of its tween and teen users about body image and how their related perceptions will impact their New Year's resolutions.

Pangea Media, the leader in online quizzes and quiz technology, has released the results of its latest "Pangea Pulse," which tracked the attitudes and preferences of its tween and teen users about body image and how their related perceptions will impact their New Year's resolutions.

When asked how they feel about their current weight, in a recent survey conducted on Quibblo.com, more than half of the respondents (60 percent) said they believe they weigh too much. More than half said they feel like their life would be dramatically improved if they achieved their ideal weight. When asked what motivates them to improve their physical appearance, over half of the tween and teen respondents cited seeing photos of themselves and picking flaws from these photos, followed by comparing themselves to friends and seeing "perfect" models and celebrities in magazines, TV and movies.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they have compared their bodies to those of celebrities. When asked to choose which celebrities have the most ideal bodies, the majority of respondents chose Beyoncé (approximately 60 percent), followed by Paris Hilton (33 percent) and Scarlett Johansson (26 percent).

To get in shape in '09, tweens and teens say they will eat healthier (46 percent) rather than diet (36 percent). Fifty-three percent of tweens/teens respondents have never been on a diet, while 17 percent said that they have tried a few different diets and had some successes.

About Pangea Media
Pangea Media is a casual entertainment and online advertising company that uses the power of quizzes to bring consumers and marketers together. Pangea operates a network of quiz sites including Quibblo.com, QuizRocket.com, MyCareerQuizzes.com and DumbSpot.com that enables users to share quiz-based content within the Pangea network and through other social media channels. With more than seven million unique visitors each month and almost 100 million page views per month, Pangea is one of the dominant players in the quiz space. Pangea Media was selected as a finalist of the Kids, 'Tweens & Teens category in the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) 2008 annual awards. Pangea Media is located in Watertown, MA and can be reached at 1-617-923-0000 or pangeamedia.com.

About Quibblo.com
The ultimate online quiz experience, Quibblo (Quibblo.com) offers users the opportunity to create and take quizzes, polls and surveys, and view the results. At Quibblo.com, users can create custom avatars, share comments, invite friends and post badges. In addition to Quibblo.com, users can access Quibblo through applications built for various social networking sites, embed the Quibblo widget in their personal website or blog, or use the Quibblo Polls Widget available on the Apple iPhone. To learn more about Quibblo.com, contact Pangea Media at 1-617-923-0000 or http://www.pangeamedia.com.

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