Articles by Anne Collier

Parents speaking ‘txt’?

December 18, 2007

This is probably not news to you: Many technologically challenged parents are being introduced to the world of texting by their children, the Denver Post reports.

Be wary of e-cards!

December 18, 2007

Warning: Those "holiday e-greetings" you and your kids find in your email in-boxes may not all be from friends. "E-cards can spread cheer, cheesy humor, and,

Very public binge drinking

December 17, 2007

When CNN contacted a 22-year-old university business major about a video she posted of herself drunk she took it down, saying the interview request made her realize anyone

Half of us search for ourselves…

December 17, 2007

…or someone else in Web search engines, according to the latest study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The exact figures are 47% searching for

Euro social networking

December 14, 2007

Lots of news this week about European social networking, with headlines about Bebo, Piczo, Facebook, and Bahu. Piczo, reportedly the UK's 4th-largest social-networking

Schools’ sex-offender detection tech

December 13, 2007

The national sex-offender database is being put to another use in some of the US's public schools. The Washington Post describes a new computerized security system being

Printable Tips

December 12, 2007

PDF files you can download and print* Tips to prevent sexting Tips to help stop cyberbullying Social Web safety tips for teens Videogaming Tips Kids’ Virtual World

Location-based services

December 12, 2007

A PowerPoint presentation given by co-director Larry Magid at the Internet Education Foundation’s first conference on cellphone-based social mapping,

Fresh data on phone-based porn

December 12, 2007

"Revenues from mobile 'adult services' are set to approach $3.5 billion by 2010," reports VNUNET in the UK. It's citing new findings by Juniper

Penthouse’s social sites

December 12, 2007

If you check your child's browser history, you probably don't want to find any of the social-networking sites Penthouse has just acquired. Even though the adult
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