Anastasia Goodstein is an award-winning blogger and expert on how American tweens, teens and twentysomethings consume technology, new media, social networks and life on the web.
She is also the creative genius behind the Ypulse blog and Ypulse Mashup conferences. She is the author of a book about teens and technology called Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online.
In her book Anastasia explores what Gen Y is doing on the Internet and with social media and mobile technology. She also delves into issues around cyberbullying, MySpace (and other social networks), as well as how all this technology is impacting schools and educators.
Today Anastasia announced that YPulse is forming "a Ypulse Youth Advisory Board made up of 10 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations." This is an excellent opportunity for teens to share their ideas, insight and feedback on what it means to be a teen in the 21st Century. It's also a big opportunity for college-bound teens to list one of the leading youth media organizations on that college admissions form!
On a personal note, I can tell you that Anastasia is brilliant, talented and fun person. This will be a wonderful experience for any teen interested in getting a peek into the world of new media, marketing and popular culture.
So if you are a teen, or know a teen who's interested in joining the YPluse Youth Advisory Board, send them here for all the details.