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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 [...]

German social networking

September 24, 2007

Social networking is happening pretty much wherever there's a Web, but the picture looks a little different in each country. Fresh comScore research found that 45% of [...]

Very connected Oz

September 24, 2007

A just-released study in Australia found that 90% of Australians have both cellphones and landline phones and 80% have Internet access, mostly broadband, Australian IT [...]

Teen name calling: Federal case

September 22, 2007

This is a story parents and teens should know about because it clearly illustrates how a student's mean comment in a public blog can literally become a federal case. US [...]

Support for young videogamers

September 21, 2007

This is something parents of young Xbox Live users and Internet gamers should be aware of – that kids and teens can experience considerable verbal and text abuse in [...]

Videogames increasingly social

September 21, 2007

Increasingly, experts are saying that banning a teen's use of social networking is like banning (or more likely inhibiting) his or her social life. That's [...]

Trend: Exclusive social networking

September 20, 2007

Business Week calls them "online country clubs," and they're becoming a trend: not just niche social-networking sites, but exclusive niche sites. [...]

Online eating-disorder communities

September 19, 2007

Eating disorder communities have been with us as long as there were eating disorders. When I was in high school, long before anyone but a handful of innovative researchers [...]
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