Sext and the City

Study: Kids Who Watch Music Videos Are More Likely to Sext

Cue the sexts! (YouTube)

Because it’s apparently very important to find the scientific reason why today’s whippersnappers just won’t stop sexting each other, Belgian researchers have determined there’s a link between watching music videos and sending sexy messages.

The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, set out to determine whether there was a link, amongst adolescents, between sexting and the consumption of sexualized media—specifically music videos and porn. Read More

Up and Comers

19-Year-Old Founder Ditches College and an Apple Internship to Run News Startup Full-Time

Mr. Meyer, when we met him last spring. (Photo by Jordyn Taylor)

Remember John Meyer, the 19-year-old tech pro we profiled back in May? When we hung out with Mr. Meyer at his coworking space — where he was rigorously working toward the launch of his news app, Fresco — he said he was debating leaving school to pursue his startup full-time. Well, now he has.

Mr. Meyer announced he was leaving New York University earlier this month on Medium, in a blog post titled “I am leaving a top tier university.” It’s now been viewed tens of thousands of times. We grabbed coffee yesterday with Mr. Meyer around Union Square — where he’s just signed a lease on an apartment, now that he can’t live in NYU’s dorms anymore — to learn more about his decision to leave school, and where his startup is headed next. Read More