Take Two for August 9, 2013

Ask.fm is the latest hotbed of cyberbullying among teens

Ask.fm

Ask.fm

Screenshot of Ask.fm website.

There really aren't enough social networking sites, so let's add another one.

It's called Ask.fm and it's all the rage among the kids these days. Unfortunately, it's also become a popular site for cyberbullies. So much so that companies have started to pull their ads.

The site is similar to the now-defunct Formspring question-and-answer site. Half of the site's 57 million unique users are under the age of 18.

Casey Newton is senior reporter for the technology site Verge based in San Francisco. He joins the show to explain. 


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