The New York Times reports that sites such as MySpace and YouTube have recently hired the virtual equivalent of hall monitors, and because of this, youth are turning away from these sites in increasing numbers. Now, new web sites such as are going into areas where other sites have traditionally resisted venturing: unfiltered live web cam broadcasts. Stickam combines elements of other popular sites by allowing users to design their own pages, upload video and conduct face-to-face video chats, but without intervention or monitoring by site staff. Traditionally, other social networking sites have opted against this, for...

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