The New York Times reports some good news for worried parents and educators: All those hours their teenagers spend socializing on the internet are not a bad thing, according to a new study by the MacArthur Foundation. "It may look as though kids are wasting a lot of time hanging out with new media, whether it's on MySpace or sending instant messages," said Mizuko Ito, lead researcher on the study, called "Living and Learning With New Media." "But their participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They're learning how to...

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