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Are there any teens on this site?

I ask this because I am a 17 year old frustrated by her old habits. It's summer and I can admit to having many idle days sitting in front of my computer, bored. So bored as I am, I often resort to FB (facebook), which as great as it CAN be, ends up becoming a forum for complaints, beauty affirmation, and simply things that aren't that fulfilling.

Are there any teens on this site that share the same disappointment. I wish FB was more of a place where I could share my ideas with friends...

That's why I love this site, but I just have to know how many teens are cruising around this site?


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  • Aug 1 2012: Hey, I'm 16 and I was recently introduced to this website through my grandparents. I don't have much to add to this conversation besides myself as a statistic: one more teen enjoying ted. I couldn't agree more with the opinions of Robin, Dejay, and others, though I would like to ask one more question, possibly an ignorant one from simply not spending enough time on this website. Is it possible to connect/chat with other members in a fashion alike to facebook's messaging/chat system? If ted is really the intellectual's book of faces, wouldn't it be nice to be able to create online friendships such as the ones (despite their transience) founded through facebook? Just a thought, since I'm as interested in the members of ted as the fascinating lectures posted here.
    Regards, Chris. (And message me if it is a possibility-I don't know the limits of this site)
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      Aug 2 2012: Chris,
      There are no ignorant questions.

      Go to your profile...."edit profile"....you will see an option...."who can contact you"....if you choose "everyone" (or whatever it says), then other members of TED can contact you through the TED e-mail system. Check out my profile...see above my photo, it says "send Colleen an e-mail"? You simply have to choose that option under your own profile:>) Welcome to TED and have fun:>)

      Now I need to get off this site because I'm not a teenager!!! LOL:>)

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