Articles by Anne Collier

Int’l social-networking numbers

October 15, 2007

More than half (56%) of Europe's online population is social networking, and 78% of Britain's is, TechnologyNewsDaily reports, citing comScore figures. So Europe has

Local social networking

October 12, 2007

Sites like Bebo, MySpace, and Facebook aggregate people from all over the world – they're more about interest community than geographic community. Niche

Social mapping gaining momentum

October 11, 2007

People in the mobile business are calling the latest handset (as they call it in Europe) "the Swiss Army phone," and that all-purpose phone necessarily includes GPS

Keeping kids’ phone bills down

October 10, 2007

"Australia has one of the highest rates of mobile phone ownership in the developed world among children," the Sydney Morning Herald reports, so its Communications

Mobile socializing via MP3 player

October 10, 2007

There's another kind of mobile social networking developing – mobile but not on phones. For Microsoft, it's about socializing around music, and it's aimed

Family computing for a cause

October 9, 2007

It's a new twist on buy one, get one free. You buy a laptop for a child in a developing country and your child gets one free. The project is called “Give 1 Get

Miss America’s browser for kids

October 9, 2007

As Miss America, Lauren Nelson made online safety her cause because of a scary experience she and some friends had as young teens seven years ago when they were messing

Parents exposed in social sites

October 8, 2007

Kids talking about parents online can be good and bad. Some parents deserve more privacy, but the behavior of others should be exposed. Cases in point, reported by

Social networking for avatars

October 5, 2007

If people feel like a little extra layer of anonymity in their social networking, they can always have their avatars socialize for them. "Koinup.com is a

Videogaming reduces a gender difference

October 5, 2007

University of Toronto researchers not only found that there's a "spatial attention" difference between men and women, but also that women can catch up to men in
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