Zuckerberg's influence has created new opportunities for a generation raised on the Internet. (To wit, Daniel pitched YouTell to a San Francisco start-up veteran from his L.A. bedroom.) On the flip side, those opportunities for self-expression can lead to dangerous, sometimes tragic outcomes.
I first heard about YouTell—a site that lets users request anonymous feedback from a selected group of peers ("Do you like my haircut?" "Am I being a good friend?")—the day after tragic news of bullied teen Amanda Todd's suicide surfaced. The idea of a site designed to provide anonymous criticism seemed like a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands.
But because YouTell was developed by a 13 year old (along with Daniel's dad Uri Singer, and four other grown-ups), the site is more attuned to both the desires and concerns of the Facebook generation.
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