In the article “Living and Learning with New Media” there is a part where it talks about how teenagers often have to find ways around the restrictions placed upon the ways they can socialize. Some of the main ways that they do this is by socializing in places that generally aren’t sanctioned to socialize in and using technology to socialize. The article says “because these work-arounds and back channels take place in schools, homes, vehicles, and other contexts of young people’s everyday lives, teens become adept at maintaining a continuous presence, or co-presence, in multiple contexts.” What I found most interesting in this quote was the phrase “co-presence”. In terms of technology I couldn’t help but think that this phrase meant that you might have one presence in the real world and another presence online. If that was what that meant then teenagers and young people today have tons of presences. For example, I might be present in class but also texting in my group chat of best friends from home and snapchatting a person in another state and posting a picture onto facebook that all thousand something of my facebook friends can see. As technology has developed so that all my social media needs are in one place (my phone), having a continuous co-presence is the easiest thing in the world. As a college student there are much less restrictions on hanging out with friends but there are still some that exist; not having the same schedules, not going to the same schools and things like that, so these work-arounds and back channels become the only way to keep in touch with people that are impossible to see for reasons other than our parents telling us we can’t go out.