Thursday, September 14, 2006

Frumteens Beta, Version 2.0, Modernized and with Music

Frumteens, but modern?

What do you think?

8 comments:

Mike Miller said...

Well, I suppose it's slightly similar... if you ignore the fact that it's not run by a anti-MO anti-Zionist anti-YU anti-Internet (and very anti-Slifkin) anonymous Satmar guy.

To be slightly more serious.. I skimmed through about a dozen or so threads... honestly, I didn't see anything that marked it as particularly frum, or even Jewish. That is, many of the topics were Jewish (even Yeshivish / MO) themed, but I didn't get a feeling of yiddishkeit.

On frumteens, it always seemed like there was a decent mix of someone curious secular kids, on-the-way NCSY style, and some rather chareidi (now) kids. I didn't get that vibe here.

~ Sarah ~ said...

interesting concept

Anonymous said...

The site is specifically for Jewish Teens in Jewish highschools who dont have an outlet for serious discussions with peers and parents over issues like alcohol, sexuality etc. Effectively they formed an online support/discussion group. Any absence of "a feeling of yiddeshkeit" indicts are communities for not instilling values in the next generation. A major distinction from frumteens, moderators only remove blatantly inappropiate remarks, they dont edit for content nor do they post responses. Also, this site is non-ideological.

~ Marc

Anonymous said...

Ahh, reminds me of the good times I had with 'MODERATOR'. Of course, he didn't post half of what I wrote, but the discussions were very enlightening, mostly ending with the word 'assur'...

-Yair

HilaHoney said...

I liked this site much much much better than frumteens. One of the biggest complaints I had about frumteens was that it seemed so elitist and exclusive, to a point that was not even polite or civil about anyone who wasn't a "good, frum Jew." The way they talked about goyim, etc, made it seem like the entire world (besides Jews) was evil and bad and everyone else was worthless and no Jew should interact with a goy unless absolutely necessary. What a crock of b.s! At least on this new site the kids can talk about what issues really pertain to them. We can't bury our heads in the sand and pretend that just cuz these kids are in Jewish schools and being raised Orthodox that they aren't gonna talk about sex and relationships and stuff like that. Every teenager has these struggles, so good for them to have a place to anonymously discuss the issues without feeling intimidated. I give it *2 thumbs up*

Anonymous said...

chana. could u enable the full date mode on comments so we will know on which day they were made?

Anonymous said...

login to blogger and choose the settings section, comments, comments time stamp format.

s said...

thanks for the link