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Young'uns more guarded about online privacy than older folks

Ars technica: "The stereotype that it's the young people who are the ones going wild and posting questionable content online may not be entirely accurate. According to a new report out of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, those between the ages of 18 and 29 are the most active when it comes to managing their reputation online, and they're the most likely to make use of privacy settings on social networks.

Pew surveyed 2,253 users over the age of 18 and found that 71 percent of young adults (18-29) changed their privacy settings on social networks—a significant percentage more than any other age group, including the just-as-savvy 30-49 group. The young adults were also the most likely to untag themselves in photos uploaded by others and to delete unwanted comments on their profiles. Surprised yet? They were also the most likely to take active steps to limit the amount of personal information about them online."

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