Articles by Anne Collier

Facebook’s safety agreement

October 17, 2007

In a settlement it has reached with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Facebook will now be replying to "the most serious complaints" by users about porn and

Teens & stranger contact: New study

October 16, 2007

Researcher Aaron Smith likens the Internet to a park, mall, or any other public space, where most of teens' encounters with others are fine, but some can be scary or

Fraud potential on social Web

October 16, 2007

Teens aren't the only people who need to watch what personal information they upload to social Web sites. "Nearly one in three [31%] social networkers on sites such

‘Puters top holiday wish lists

October 16, 2007

I thought it was the iPod. Nope, cancel that. It was clothes that topped Americans' wish lists last year, "followed by peace and happiness, money and then

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
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