Articles by Anne Collier

Toddler tech, er, ‘toys’

December 3, 2007

The toy business is getting out of toys, the New York Times reports. Toy manufacturers and retailers think toddlers want tech devices, not toys, because they want to emulate

Facebook changes ad system

November 30, 2007

Amid growing flak that its new advertising system reduces users' privacy, Facebook made some changes this week. Now users can "opt in" to having their online

Uninformed game givers

November 30, 2007

Sixty percent of kids 8-17 expect to 1) get a game they didn't want or a game for a console they don't have, or 2) not get any or all of the games they asked for,

Real music, fake guitars

November 30, 2007

The two hottest videogame (console, not computer) titles of the season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle – Rock Band and Guitar Hero III – are also among

Socializing + gaming: Trend

November 30, 2007

For once, 30- and 40-somethings may be leading a trend: the blending of social networking and online games. Some analysts call MySpace and Facebook "massively

PCs for the world’s children

November 29, 2007

I've pointed before to stories on the "Give 1, Get 1" program for Americans to help get laptops to kids in third-world countries, but this one in the Washington

Parental controls improving

November 29, 2007

We – parents – are the winners in the "showdown of new parental controls in Apple's Leopard versus Microsoft's year-old Vista," CNET's

Social networking benefits for youth

November 28, 2007

The benefits of social networking "can far outweigh the potential dangers," wrote Dr. Brendesha Tynes in the latest issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research. The

Social site choices & user ethnicity

November 28, 2007

Social media researcher danah boyd caught some flak for similar observations last July (see below), but now research at Northwestern University agrees that "college

Net-addiction rehab in Korea

November 27, 2007

It's South Korea's first "Internet addiction" rehab camp and it may be the first in the world too. The Jump Up Internet Rescue School is "part boot
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