Articles by Anne Collier

Mobile books hot in Japan

October 1, 2007

How novel! (Sorry for the pun.) "They say kids these days don't read. In Japan, however, teens are back into reading novels big-time with one major difference:

Zooming in on ClubPenguin

September 27, 2007

Grownup Michael Agger's experience as a penguin was quite different from the impressions left by Emily's "focus group" of 11-year-olds (he might've been

‘What kids like to do online’

September 27, 2007

Fun article at by mom and author Emily Yoffe, who polled her 11-year-old's peer group about the question implied in the headline. Among other things, the

Social networkers’ virtual dossiers

September 27, 2007

Bet you didn't know that there's probably a "dossier" on any social networkers you know out there on the Web. The Detroit Free Press talked to the CEO of a

Online socializing in Lithuania & Russia

September 26, 2007

This isn't just another business story. Since I'm writing this in St. Petersburg, it's fun to see a news story about social networking in both Lithuania and

‘The Naked Generation’?

September 26, 2007

"We are the Naked Generation," writes Caroline McCarthy of herself and her peers born in "1980-something." She blogs at CNET that – unlike Paris

Facebook courted, criticized

September 26, 2007

It's a big news week for Facebook this week. First, the Wall Street Journal broke the story that Microsoft was discussing buying a small chunk of Facebook. It would be a

Hate on the social Web

September 26, 2007

It's just another example of how the social Web mirrors the "real world," with all that's good and bad in it – not that hate sites weren't a

The ‘Halo [3] effect’

September 25, 2007

Get ready, parents of gamers. You may've already heard from a real authority at your house that today's the day for Halo fans – Tuesday is release day for Halo

Social networking in the workplace?!

September 25, 2007

Yes. By default*, for starters. But for some corporations (future employers of our kids, parents), social networking's already in the workplace, at the boss's behest
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