The San Jose Mercury News reports on FreshBrain, a social-networking web site created to enhance the education of youth in the areas of business and technology through interactive experiences. Because FreshBrain is a nonprofit organization, the web site service is available to users free of charge. The web site,, gives youth ages 13-18 the chance to explore and create through activities and projects, such as changing the image of the Mona Lisa by putting a new face on it, creating a video game, or social networking to start a small business. Students can learn to create a web site or design a computer game or mash-up. They can learn the inner workings of software programming, graphic design, and more. Each of these areas includes contests with prizes such as an iPod and T-Mobile phones. Also, the web site tallies how active users are, in case teachers and parents would like to keep track…

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