Social networking’s impact on RL

September 19, 2007

How is online social networking changing socializing in real life? It's a very interesting question that people – from researchers to social networkers themselves

CA teen-driver law signed

September 18, 2007

Just a quick update to last week's item about teen drivers using tech: "Signed into law Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bill by Democratic state Sen. Joe

The kitchen computer

September 18, 2007

A family doesn't really need HP's $1,700 touchscreen computer for the kitchen (to keep coffee and cereal-milk spills off of keyboards), but the idea of a centrally

Yahoo’s new social site

September 18, 2007

Called Mash, Yahoo's social-networking site is still being tested (people join by invitation only right now), the Times Online in London reports. "Mash has already

Schools, state laws & cyberbullying

September 17, 2007

A Texas schools superintendent said that any online behavior that detracts from learning in school is going to get school action, and his schools have detailed but one-page

Social networking & school

September 14, 2007

The US's 14th-largest school district believes social-networking tools have instructional value. Ted Davis, director of enterprise information services for Fairfax County

Oz panel to study social-site safety

September 14, 2007

Australia's federal government announced it has appointed a task force "to investigate the safety of social networking sites and the danger they pose to Australian

Parent-teen connectedness, online & off

September 13, 2007

Pediatrician Trish Hutchison and ob-gyn Melisa Holmes, authors of the "Girlology" books for girls 11-16, say that "leaders in the field of adolescent

Innovative child-protection tech

September 13, 2007

Its creator, Adam Hildreth, 22, calls it the Anti-Grooming Engine, The Guardian reports. "He claims the product is 99.9% effective in identifying adults online with a

YouTube scene in RL

September 12, 2007

This Washington Post article offers insights into what you might call the YouTube scene, the one populated by YouTube celebrities and their fans. It tells about a recent
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