Chatter.myYearbook

 
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Social site's news feed gets rude and racy.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Users can rate each other's photos, and most of the posts are about looks, dating, sex, and celebrities.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Banter about sex acts, virginity, and body parts, as well as some suggestive photos. 

Language

Plenty of profanity, but users can block it from appearing in feeds.

Consumerism

Lots of ads, including some very annoying, persistent pop-ups.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some references to drinking and smoking pot.

Privacy & safety

Although there are a lot of opportunities to share personal information, the privacy controls are strong -- users have the flexibility of restricting different features.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Chatter.myYearbook is part of the popular social networking site myYearbook. It's a news feed along the lines of Facebook or Twitter that lets users post updates and photos and follow other users, including certain celebrities. Users can block profanity from their feed and limit who sees their posts. There's a lot of conversation about sex, and some of the posts are rude and offensive (like jokes about rape).

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Teen social site myYearbook is getting buzz for a new feature called Celebrity Chatter, which includes live updates from the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, plus entertainment news from MTV and VH1. Users can also follow their friends or select a certain demographic to follow -- say, all female users ages 20-24 who live in their state. It's not that much of a departure from Twitter -- in fact, some of the celebs' feeds come directly from there -- and the design cribs heavily from Facebook. Chatter does have a few unique features that up the interactivity -- users can post photos to rate, play games, or ask questions for celebrities to answer. Unfortunately, a lot of that content is rude, crude, or just plain boring.

Online interaction: As with many social networking sites, threads sometimes degenerate into flame wars, and some users resort to racist and sexist comments.

Families can talk about...

  • Since this site bills itself as a way to meet new people -- rather than just connecting with friends -- families can review guidelines for protecting privacy online and talk about what personal information is OK to post and what's off limits.

Website details

Genre:Social Networking
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 15 years old Written byJamie Brown March 30, 2013
 

Knowing This SIte

i think this should be a fine site for your teens so they could chat with their friends about homework and games and other things not inapproprite. thats what i think.
What other families should know
Great messages
Adult Written byArty August 9, 2012
 

Be carefull on myyearbook.

I don't recommend the site to anyone without knowledge about internet safety. I would not spend large amounts of my time on this site.This site should be used with caution. Be carfull what you ask, say and do. . Overall i think my year book is good and bad as it can be used for different reasons: use to connect with people safely.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 11 years old April 6, 2011
 

Easy to use..

I've browsed the site, and most people upload them selves almost naked. You get perverted questions, but then again.. The site can't control this. It's fast, and can be fun while rating. Its easy to use, and is like Facebook. You can talk with your friends, it's like a yearbook..but on the internet.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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