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Formspring gives Facebook a rival social network (so says my 12-year-old guest blogger)

By Melissa Bell
Isabella at work (Melissa Bell)

Isabella, a 12-year-old blogger and seventh-grade student, came by the newsroom for a school project, so I decided to put her to work. She wrote about the Web site she and her friends enjoy the most. You can read her book reviews here. Here's Isabella:

Formspring is similar to any other social networking site but with a twist. It is specifically designed to allow users to ask and answers questions. Questions can be received as anonymous or not, and can range from being friendly to downright rude. There is some controversy on Formspring because of the choice to make threatening questions anonymous. Some teenagers say that it opens the door to bullying and harassment. But Formspring's popularity is increasing among tweens and teenagers.

"First everyone got Gmail, then everyone got Facebook, now everyone has a Formspring!" says one of my classmates. Yes, at my school to be cool you have to have an account on some type of social networking site, and if you don't, well, then you're not known. One of the reasons most of my classmates and I like Formspring is that you can link your account on Formspring to any other account you have on other popular social networking site. Facebook may want to keep an eye on Formspring because another competitor is on the market.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 5:46 PM ET
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