October 1, 2000 provides young people with the opportunity to use their brains in a setting that looks nothing like school. Amid photos of teen idols and chit chats about whether leopard skin car seat covers are for guys or girls, etc., site visitors can submit film and CD reviews, design T-shirts, debate topics such as abortion and the existence of God, read myths and truths about smoking, and submit their poetry and creative writing. Then again, they can use the site just to buy the right shade of foundation: Bolt, a New York City Internet startup, blends product advertisement into the content of its site.

Bracken, Amy, and Sarah Edelman. Web Watch. Youth Today, October 2000, p. 14.

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