On Thursday, April 27, 2000, Take
Our Daughters to Work Day, "Narcissa" (a pen name)
spent the day with this website's webweaver.
Narcissa's project for the
day was to review several websites
for girls. Then she learned about formatting and publishing
her reviews to the web. We started our day by visiting the
Our Daughters to Work Day website to see what else was
going on, but since we live in a remote rural area and are
limited by our phone lines that doesn't go faster than 24,000,
we couldn't connect to the live broadcasts. So, we went surfing
for some "simpler" websites.
Narcissa is 15, smart, plays softball and her team is tied for
first in the conference. She is eager to get her learner's permit
to drive (she uses my car for practice) and doesn't like to baby-sit.
She is considering photography for her career because it offers
so much variety and the opportunity to travel.
I asked her what qualities she looks for in a website. She said
the ones which hold her attention have interesting graphics without
being cluttered, are not about beauty or shopping, include
photographs of contributors, have Q&A about what feelings are
normal for teens, have interesting info about music, concerts and
artists, contains personal stories, diaries or insights into the
lives of teens all over the world.
She especially likes websites with a quiz that asks her about her
ideas and values and then give feedback about herself. For example,
you can take a quiz about what kind of person you are and then the
website tells you what job you would have in a Medieval Kingdom.
Narcissa searched on Snap.com
for "cool girls sites" and came up with 2 pages
of pretty good websites. And then she was off and surfing....
Narcissa's reviews are here
suggestions and website reviews
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