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BEL REAL ESTATE
#75 Rushworth Street, San Fernando. Phone: -221-4457- 657-8157
Fax: 653-1759, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Palmiste: #54 Rosalind Drive, Block 6.
A beautiful two storey residential building: 6
bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, 2 kitchens, living
rooms, built -in teak cupboards in kitchens and
closets in all bedrooms, powder and laundry
rooms fully air-conditioned, water heater
and garage, over 5,000 s.f. of living
Land 9,086 s.f Bldg: 6,276s.f.
Avicennia Avenue, Aripero
A beautiful residential property with a good
view of the sea, the dam and the bird sanc-
tuary, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, hot/cold
water, swimming pool, remote controlled
Land Area: 24,600 s.f. Living Area 4,528 s.f.
San Fernando: Coconut Drive.
A single family 3 bedrooms 3 1/2 baths liv-
ing, dining, study and maid rooms, large
kitchen complete with cupboards.
Land Area 10,102 s.f. Bldg. 3,071 s.f.
Tobago: Signal Hill.
Two (2) storey apartment building with semi-
basement (bedroom studio apartment).
Land s.f. 10,039 bldg s.f. 2,577
Phillipine: No. 57 Pelican Drive, Phillipine, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, unfurnished.
Phillipine: Radhica Saith Drive, a fully furnished 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land 6,673 s.f
Palmiste: No 54 Rosalind Drive, Block 6.
6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths. Land 9,086 s.f.
Bldg. 6,276 s.f.
LANDS FOR SALE:
Aripero Lot #47 Ibis Circular Paria Gardens 25,958 s.f.
Aripero Lot #48 Ibis Circular Paria Gardens 28,575 s.f.
Otahaite Lot #41 East Side Drive 10,080 s.f
Cunupia L.P. 57 Corner Charles and Sampson Trace, 10,000 s.f.
Granville Point Coco Road, Point Coco Extension 12.6 Acres
The Facebook generation is fed up
That s according to a report released
Tuesday by the Pew Research Center,
which surveyed 802 teens between the
ages of 12 and 17 last September to pro-
duce a 107-page report on their online
Pew s findings suggest teens enthu-
siasm for Facebook is waning, lending
credence to concerns, raised by the
company s investors and others that
the social network may be losing a cru-
cial demographic that has long fueled
Facebook has become a "social bur-
den" for teens, write the authors of the
Pew report. "While Facebook is still
deeply integrated in teens everyday
lives, it is sometimes seen as a utility
and an obligation rather than an exciting
new platform that teens can claim as
Teens aren t abandoning Facebook---
deactivating their accounts would mean
missing out on the crucial social
intrigues that transpire online---and 94
per cent of teenage social media users
still have profiles on the site, Pew s
But they re simultaneously migrating
to Twitter and Instagram, which teens
say offer a parent-free place where they
can better express themselves.
Eleven per cent of teens surveyed
had Instagram accounts, while the
number of teen Twitter users climbed
from 16 per cent in 2011 to 24 per cent
Five per cent of teens have accounts
on Tumblr, which was just purchased
by Yahoo for US$1.1 billion, while seven
per cent have accounts on Myspace.
Facebook, teens say, has been overrun
by parents, fuels unnecessary social
"drama" and gives a mouthpiece to
annoying oversharers who drone on
about inane events in their lives.
"Honestly, Facebook at this point,
I m on it constantly but I hate it so
much," one 15-year-old girl told Pew
during a focus group.
"I got mine (Facebook account)
around sixth grade. And I was really
obsessed with it for a while," another
14 year-old said. "Then towards eighth
grade, I kind of just---once you get into
Twitter, if you make a Twitter and an
Instagram, then you ll just kind of forget
about Facebook, is what I did."
On the whole, teens usage of social
media seems to have plateaued, and
the fraction of those who check social
sites "several times a day" has stayed
steady at around 40 per cent since 2011.
Asked about teens Facebook habits
during a recent earnings call with
investors, Facebook s chief financial
officer answered that the company
"remains really pleased with the high
level of engagement on Facebook by
people of all ages around the world"
and called younger users "among the
most active and engaged users that we
have on Facebook."
They re deleting, lying and blocking.
Some three-quarters of Facebook users
have purged friends on Facebook, 58
per cent have edited or deleted content
they ve shared and 26 per cent have
tried to protect their privacy by sharing
Among all teens online (not just Face-
book users), 39 per cent have lied about
The report also notes: "Girls are more
likely than boys to delete friends from
their network (82 per cent vs 66 per
cent) and block people (67 per cent vs
48 per cent)." (huffingtonpost.com)
Teens say Facebook
is a 'social burden'
HOW TEENS USE SOCIAL NETWORKS
• Superusers on Facebook are
superusers on other social sites:
Teens with large friend networks on
Facebook are more likely than their
peers to have profiles on other social
media sites: 46 per cent of teens
with more than 600 Facebook
friends have a Twitter profile, and 12
per cent of such users have an
Instagram account. By comparison,
just 21 per cent and 11 per cent of
teens who have 150 to 300 friends
have Twitter and Instagram
• Teens have hundreds of friends,
but they haven't met them all: The
typical Facebook-using teen has 300
friends, though girls are more likely
to have more friends (the median is
350) than boys (300). Seventy per
cent of teens are friends with their
parents, 30 per cent are friends with
teachers or coaches, and 33 per cent
are friends with people they've never
met in person.
• It turns out parents actually do
see what their kids are posting: Just
five per cent of teens tweak their
privacy to limit what their parents
• They're watching out for their
privacy: Sixty per cent of teens on
Facebook say they've checked their
privacy settings in the past month---a
third of them within the past seven
days. The majority (60 per cent) of
teens have their profiles set to
private, while 14 per cent have
profiles that are completely public.
• But yes, they are sharing
personal details: Teens with more
Facebook friends are more likely to
share a greater variety of personal
details about themselves online.
Among all teens on Facebook, 21 per
cent share their cell phone number,
63 per cent share their relationship
status and 54 per cent share their
• Seventeen per cent of teens on
Facebook will automatically share
their location in their posts, and 18
per cent say they've shared
something they later regret posting.
• They're enjoying themselves, but
they've been contacted by creeps:
Among all teens surveyed by Pew, 17
per cent have been contacted by
strangers in a way that made them
"scared or uncomfortable." However,
57 per cent of social media-using
teens said they've had an experience
online that "made them feel good
about themselves," and 37 per cent
say social media has made them feel
more connected to someone else.
Teens aren't abandoning Facebook---deactivating their accounts would
mean missing out on the crucial social intrigues that transpire online---
and 94 per cent of teenage social media users still have profiles on the
site, Pew's report notes.
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