Articles by Anne Collier

Parents on kids’ Net use: Study

October 29, 2007

We're a little more ambivalent about our children's Net use than we used to be – but that doesn't mean more of us think the Internet is bad for them,

Parental concerns are important

October 29, 2007

eMarketer points out how important parents' views of social networking are to this social-Web business. It cites the research of Parks Associates as showing that

Social networker age verification revisited

October 26, 2007

Parents often ask us why on Earth social-networking sites can't just block teens altogether – verify their ages or something? After all, it's all over the US

US sites, foreign social networking

October 26, 2007

When the user-driven social Web meets the fairly evolved consumer-privacy and free-speech laws of the US (where many social-networking sites are based) meets the laws and

Microsoft’s moves in social space

October 25, 2007

More obvious this week were Microsoft's plans for the social Web both mobile and fixed. CEO Steve Ballmer said in a keynote at the mobile phone industry's

Social-networking sights on Asia

October 25, 2007

There's a "colossal scrum among the world's biggest social networks for the hearts and mouse clicks of millions of people in India, China, and elsewhere in

Oz kids: Pros on Web

October 25, 2007

Most Australian children go online for the first time between the ages of 5 and 10 and quickly become Net regulars, "with two-thirds of children logging on from home at

Kids’ screen time

October 24, 2007

Nearly half of US parents say their kids watch too much TV and "about a third of parents believe the Internet sucks up too much of their child's time," CNET

Family PC purchase decisions

October 24, 2007

There's help from the Wall Street Journal, where tech writer Walt Mossberg says people who prefer Windows XP can still get it on some new PCs (e.g., Dells), and
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