Articles by Anne Collier

The social Web Petri dish

December 28, 2007

Social-networking sites are important Petri dishes. By studying the social Web, researchers are learning a lot about how people interact – not just about how they do so

Politician’s profile deleted

December 27, 2007

It was Liberal Democrat Steve Webb, a British member of Parliament, whose Facebook page was deleted after someone sent in an abuse report calling it an imposter profile. Soon

New features afoot at MySpace

December 27, 2007

MySpace plans to be people's dashboard for navigating cyberspace, USATODAY reports – the place "where they can check in on the activities of friends, peruse

Controversial ‘Cool Girl’ game in Oz

December 26, 2007

Is it a way for "cool girl" wannabes to vent their frustrations, does it teach them to bully, or does it simply entertain? Those are the questions reportedly

Australia’s very connected families

December 26, 2007

Ninety percent of Australian families with children are online, up from 7% in 2005, reports Australian IT, citing new findings from the Australian Communications and Media

Oz union’s Facebook profile

December 26, 2007

The Australian Workers Union is marketing itself to youth by establishing a presence in Facebook, Australian IT reports. Though union leaders say its profile will get more

Musicians’ view of teen social networking

December 21, 2007

Come enter, here's my world Closed off from pain and cold Come enter, come inside A secret place of light 'Cause in this world I'm rid of you, You can't get

‘Teens rule the Web’

December 21, 2007

That was just one (the Washington Post's) of an interesting range of headlines about the latest Pew Internet & American Life study about US 12-to-17-year-olds online.

Kid videogame picks & pans

December 20, 2007

Just a quick heads-up for any last-minute shopping: CNET has a "18 top game picks: The DOs and DON'Ts of games for kids." The guide includes screen shots so you

Public wi-fi’s risks

December 19, 2007

If you're traveling for the holidays, be careful when you use wi-fi hotspots in public places. "Few things expose your [computer] to greater security risks than
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