Articles by Anne Collier

Social networkers = spin doctors?

January 7, 2008

Let's hope a growing number of young social networkers understand that, on the social Web, personal communications is pretty much public relations. In "Net users are

The social Web & 2007-’08

January 4, 2008

This past year was "when the Internet's potential as a transformative force expanded. This was the year we understood that the Internet is more than just another

2008: Whose info is whose?

January 4, 2008

One of the things we'll all need to sort out on the social Web is what content belongs to who. Is your profile your content or that of the service hosting it? Are your

Generation gap on copyright, P2P

January 3, 2008

When New York Times tech writer David Pogue gives talks on copyright law and ethics he has a little interactive segment where he describes lots of situations involving

The ‘IWWIW’ generation?

January 3, 2008

"I definitely think [technology] is a divider," Jane Buckingham told Rachel Abramowitz at the Los Angeles Times, "and it's something that will continue to

Videogame misconceptions

January 3, 2008

This news story about Wisconsin legislation to put a tax on videogames reflects the widespread misconception in the US that videogames are a "kids thing."

Young adults biggest library users

January 2, 2008

Americans 18-30 are public libraries' biggest fans. "And people are going to libraries not only for the Internet-enabled computers there but also for library

More Web playgrounds coming

January 2, 2008

Stories about kids' virtual worlds are becoming perennial because children 6-10 appear to be a growth market. Twenty million children are expected to be virtual-world

Wii-related ‘parental challenges’

December 31, 2007

A California mom was "lucky" enough this past fall to walk into a toy store right after a fresh shipment of Nintendo Wii consoles had been received. So she bought

Oral history online

December 28, 2007

You know how most communication, story-telling, and history used to be oral? Well, with social networking, humanity may be coming full circle. "Academic researchers are
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