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University of Minnesota researchers say they have discovered educational benefits of social-networking web sites such as MySpace and Facebook, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul reports. The study also found that low-income students often are just as technologically savvy as their wealthier counterparts. The university says this contradicts results that previous studies have suggested. The information was collected over six months from students, ages 16 to 18, in 13 urban high schools in the Midwest and was released June 20 by the university. The study found that 94 percent of students use the internet, and more than three-fourths (77 percent)
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