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Anne Bubnic

How Should Facebook & MySpace Handle Cyberbullying? - 1 views

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    How and when social network sites go about such policing of their users is up to them. Do the sites take such matters seriously? Some good (and bad features) of each are reviewed.
Anne Bubnic

Safety and Social Networking - 1 views

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    Article on Safety and Social Networking from Technology & Learning Magazine by Alex Couros (Feb 08).

Anne Bubnic

MySpace Press Room Official MySpace Profile - 0 views

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    How To's and Don't Do's posted By Hemanshu Nigam, Chief Security Officer, News Corporation and MySpace
Anne Bubnic

MyHope [Song about MySpace] - video - 1 views

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    MYHOPE: Hysterical song about MySpace being shown at NECC09. Payback is a wonderful thing! Some key points made here about digital footprints.
Anne Bubnic

The Technology Generation Gap at Work is Oh So Wide - 0 views

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    Interesting report on comparison of technology usage in the workplace by boomers and Gen Y.
Judy Echeandia

Lawsuits Test Free Speech in Internet Era - 0 views

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    A federal appeals court in Philadelphia must decide whether a Pennsylvania middle school can suspend a student who, at home on her own time, created a lewd MySpace page aimed at her principal.
Anne Bubnic

Report: Social networking up 83 percent for U.S. - 0 views

  • Former top dog MySpace watched its usage drop nearly one-third to around 4.9 billion minutes, from 7.2 billion in April 2008. MySpace still scored the number one spot for online video among the top 10, thanks to its users streaming more than 120 million videos from the site for April of this year.
  • We have seen some major growth in Facebook during the past year, and a subsequent decline in MySpace," Jon Gibs, Nielsen's vice president for online media and agency insights, said in a statement. "Twitter has come on the scene in an explosive way perhaps changing the outlook for the entire space."
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    The explosion in social networking may be even greater than imagined. The time that people in the U.S. spend on social network sites is up 83 percent from a year ago, according to a report from market researcher Nielsen Online.
Anne Bubnic

Do You Know Anyone Still on MySpace? - 0 views

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    While Facebook is adding users, MySpace is losing them. Many user profile pages on MySpace are either cluttered or neglected, resembling a strip mall with pockets of empty storefronts. The users who remain tend to be younger and poorer, putting a drag on advertising revenue from blue-chip clients.
Anne Bubnic

Facebook's 'Porn Cops' Are Key to Its Growth - 0 views

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    Fcebook describes these staffers as an internal police force, charged with regulating users' decorum, hunting spammers and working with actual law-enforcement agencies to help solve crimes. Part hall monitors, part vice cops, these employees are key weapons in Facebook's efforts to maintain its image as a place that's safe for corporate advertisers-more so than predecessor social networks like Friendster and MySpace.
Anne Bubnic

White House joins Facebook, MySpace, Twitter - 0 views

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    The official White House Blog calls it "WhiteHouse 2.0." The administration is unveiling its membership in a trio of the social-networking leaders today: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter
JOSEPH SAVIRIMUTHU

Is Twitter the next Second Life? - 0 views

  • Lance Armstrong loves it. Oprah’s all over it. Ashton Kutcher found a million people to follow him on it. Heck, Barack Obama used it to get elected president. So why is Twitter in trouble?

    According to David Martin, Vice President of Primary Research at Internet traffic monitor Nielsen Online, the site suffers from a retention problem. From month to month, Nielsen data says, just 40 percent of Twitter’s users return to it.

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    Twitter, the microblogging service has been the tech darling of late - racking up new users at a dizzying pace. But there simply aren't enough new users to make up for defecting ones claims one blogger. FaceBook and MySpace, the two social networking giants had double the retention rates Twitter has now. And, as fans are quick to point out in fields of comments around the Web, Facebook offers so many more ways to interact than Twitter.
Anne Bubnic

Online Social Networking for Educators - 0 views

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    By now, you've heard the buzz about MySpace and Facebook, but you may still be wondering what all the fuss is about. Maybe you're a little mystified by the whole social networking craze, or you're a little wary about venturing into your students' territory. But what if we told you it can actually be good for your career?
Anne Bubnic

Managing Your Identity Online - 0 views

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    MySpace, Facebook, and other Web 2.0 tools led TIME to name you, yes, you, 2006 Person of the Year. With such notoriety, you might want to see what your online identity says about you. What do potential employers and friends find when they google you? When was the last time you googled yourself? What impression do your MySpace profile and YouTube videos leave? Your blog? What do other people say about you? How much control do you have over what is written about you on the web?
Anne Bubnic

Is Facebook Your "Permanent Record?" - 0 views

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    When Dawn and Bart Beye's 15-year-old daughter began showing signs of an eating disorder, they immediately took action. The Beyes enrolled the girl in a treatment program they thought was covered by insurance. Three weeks later, their insurance provider, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, informed the couple they would no longer pay for the child's treatment. Horizon claimed the disorder is not biologically-based, but emotionally-based, and therefore, not their responsibility to cover. The Beyes sued. And in what could have been a dangerous precedent-setting lawsuit, Horizon subpoenaed the daughter's online writings from MySpace and Facebook to prove it.
Anne Bubnic

Let's Talk About Social Networking - 0 views

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    If adults want to learn how to connect with kids and help them be safer online, we need to understand what really matters to them-and keep the lines of real-world communication open.
Anne Bubnic

A conversation with the founders of Myspace.com [video] - 0 views

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    A conversation with Chris DeWolfe And Tom Anderson, founders of Myspace.com
Anne Bubnic

MySpace: 90,000 sex offenders removed from site - 0 views

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    MySpace says about 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from its huge social networking website. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday the new figure is nearly double what MySpace officials originally announced last year.
kim tufts

Report Finds Online Threats to Children Overblown - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Worries that the Internet and social networking services like MySpace pose a threat to child safety may be overblown, a report by industry, academics and technology experts suggests. The report, which will be released on Wednesday, suggests that the biggest threats to children's safety online may come from other children, and that their own behavior could contribute to the trouble they encounter.
Anne Bubnic

A generation documents itself like never before - 0 views

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    Over the last five years, scholars say, the meteoric rise of social media sites, including MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has sparked a public explosion in self-documentation, making the "me" in multimedia more prominent than ever.
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