For today’s teenagers, friendship no longer requires face time. More than half of teens age 13-17 report making friends online, some of whom they never meet in person, according to a new survey. Tech Tuesday explores the nature of teenage friendship in the digital age, the role of social media and video gaming and the debate over whether online relationships are the same as those IRL — “in real life.”

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  • Amanda Lenhart Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet and American Life Project
  • Lindsay Grace Professor in the School of Communication at American University and Director of the school’s Game Lab and Studio

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