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But in a shift from previous generations, the emergence of the Internet allowed her to seek connections online. So when she was 17, Pobocan was one of the hundreds of thousands of Asian Americans to sign up for Asian Avenue, a race-based online community that has been credited as the second social networking website ever created, after sixdegrees. Yet today, Pobocan, now 29, hardly ever visits Asian Avenue, as its popularity has declined amid the explosion of competing social networking websites. What was once a nexus of the pan-Asian online community for the new millennium has lost followers to blogs and other popular social media platforms. Facebook has been especially popular for Asian Americans, according to a user demographic report released by the website last year. Based on surnames and US Census data, since , Asian Americans have been more likely to use Facebook than any other racial group, including whites.
This layout consists of 2 different photography works I did. The top 3 is a series for the POP gallery while the one used as the background is taken during a winter camp in This is actually the first layout to have a "theme" to it. I just thought "the sky's the limit" is appropriate for the side pic so that's what I went with. The four characters used on the corners of the text boxes are from a game's wallpaper but I don't remember which game it was.