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Social networking for avatars

October 5, 2007

If people feel like a little extra layer of anonymity in their social networking, they can always have their avatars socialize for them. "Koinup.com is a

Videogaming reduces a gender difference

October 5, 2007

University of Toronto researchers not only found that there's a "spatial attention" difference between men and women, but also that women can catch up to men in

Young fashionistas online

October 5, 2007

Donna Karan's DKNY line and Sephora, the cosmetics store chain, will now be featured on the digital paperdolls site Stardoll.com. "Stardoll's rapidly growing Web

The bystander factor

October 4, 2007

When people hear about cyberbullying, they usually think of either the bully or the victim. But as we think together about how to deal with this problem (victimizing about a

What does cyberbullying look like?

October 4, 2007

Please take a look. We hear the word, and sometimes a definition – the online version of the nasty, mostly pre-adolescent behavior that's been making kids miserable

NJ AG’s ‘Report Abuse’ button

October 3, 2007

New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram wants all social-networking sites to have the "Report Abuse" button at the bottom of every page, NJ.com reports. Her plan,

Kwame’s mobile social networking

October 3, 2007

Former Yahoo engineer-designer Kwame Ferreira compares the current mobilizing of social networking to when cavepeople discovered that the fires over which they'd do their

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
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