Saturday, September 12, 2015

EDM Helps Bullied Teens




EDM [Electronic Dance Music] has been around for decades, however the genre is most known for it's 90's underground raves, which at the beginning, was more about kids getting together, dancing to the most outrageous beats, produced by some of the best DJ's of its time.  But sadly towards the later part of the 90's the genre became  associated with drugs, promiscuity and death.  However, years later until the present time EDM has been a booming industry, especially its festival scene.  Many DJ's are paid more then some of the top well know music artists.  Festivals draw massive crowds especially among the 18-24 year olds.  I have talked to quite a few young people and there are a surprising amount that say they turn to electronic music for their respective  social anxieties and troublesome past of being bullied.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tinder and the Dangers of Use by the Teenage Population







It has been reported that 7 percent of users on Tinder are between the ages of 13 and 17 according to Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen who disclosed this information during a conversation with The Guardian.  According to Samantha Escobar, a lifestyle blogger for YourTango.com, the rise among teenager use has been astonishing and distressing. In the beginning over 90% of Tinder users were between 18 and 24, today that number is about 51%, 25-32 year olds, 32% and 35-44% is about 6.5%. The one thing the articles did not point out is the relation of these statistics to the geographical areas represented.  Tinder is an app that is used globally.  Many of the articles posted on the internet are authored by bloggers in the UK. So how many teen users are from the United States? 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tinder and the Loss of Self Esteem. " Warning this post comes with adult content only suitable for those over 18 years of age."




Warning Adult Content



As a follow up to my Tinder investigative report, I have been getting emails questioning why this dating application can in anyway be associated with bullying or cyberbullying. As stated earlier the application is used to find a love connection by swiping right for like and left for dislike.  Studies have shown women use the site for self validation.  By posting pictures women set themselves up for rejection from a variety of men. Let's say a woman sifts through male profiles, clicks on like and subsequent to that like swipe the woman never receives a match.  A woman may take this as a rejection.  The rejection as studies have shown are mainly based on the women's appearance. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tinder Part Two: The Basics









So yesterday I wrote an introduction piece to one of the biggest free dating applications available for smartphones, Tinder.  Today I am going to outline how Tinder works so you the readers are educated before you decide to download this app.

Tinder is an application specifically used for dating.  The key demographic is 18-24 however there are other more older age groups that use Tinder. Tinder is a mobile version of Hot or Not. Viewing photos of single people and rating them based on their appearance.  But Tinder is more of a system where parties seek to date the other party based on whether they find that person attractive.  Some even put a brief profile of their likes and dislikes, quips or sayings that catch the person's attention and other types of descriptions, many using emoticons.

Tinder: How To Use Tinder



This blog does not endorse Tinder however our goal is to educate readers how Tinder is used.  Please be aware that people do create fake Facebook Profiles.  Please ensure when swiping for matches that you view the photos carefully as some may be photos used from other websites such as Google images, Flicker, Facebook, Bing etc.,


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tinder Explained: Introduction


 



Social Media has destroyed the dating world. Some may say that social media has helped those seeking to connect and find mates, but what social media has done, is create an environment to foster  indiscretions or  instantaneous hook ups.  One such site we will discuss today is Tinder.  Tinder is a free dating application that can be downloaded onto your personal devices such as smartphones and various notepads. Is Tinder a legitimate way of finding a relationship:

Social Media Applications and the Hidden Dangers Introduction





It has been quite some time since I have contributed to my blog.  The reason is, I felt that I had exhausted my contributions to the world of bullying including cyberbullying to my readers; with close to a million page views on my blog I did not want to bore my readers with repetitive information just to stay relevant. So in order to keep my readers interested I have decided to devote my blog to the various applications that children and young adults and even older adults use in order to connect with others.  Social media is a must in order to stay connected.