What does this say about kids ‘n’ tech? Well, what we’ve been saying for some time: that their social lives, informal learning, media-sharing, social producing, and creative networking are getting increasingly mobile and 24/7. The media- and tech-enabled part of their lives are in their pockets, wherever they are. [It's one reason why they don't wear wristwatches - have you noticed that?] But here’s some evidence: Acer – the world’s 2nd-largest computer maker after Hewlett-Packard, according to Forbes – is “joining the stampede into mobile phones,” where the grass is very green. “Worldwide sales of mobile phones – an estimated 1.1 billion units this year, including 150 million smart phones – far exceed the expected sales of 280 million personal computers.” Forbes adds that smart phones earn “gross profit margins of 30% or more, compared with the 3% or 4% for the low-cost computers that compose much of Acer’s business.” I think this is a solid sign that Web 3.0 – the mobile Web – is here!
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
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- Dealing with the nasties online
- Leadership in bullying prevention and so much more
- Kindness really could be going viral! Just look…
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- Virginia teen sexting case: (Somewhat) reduced injustice
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
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- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments
- Tech can make driving dangerous, but also safer
- IAC’s Ask.com buys Ask.fm and hires a safety officer to stem bullying
- Massive data breach shows skills of Russian hackers
- Google to reward sites with HTTPS security in search rankings