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John Pearce

MySpace looks to bounce back, while Apple and Google go to war | Technology | guardian.... - 5 views

    * It's been a tough couple of years for MySpace, hit by job losses, falling user numbers and changes at the top. But can anything save the troubled social network - which is still, after all, the world's second largest? I spent several hours with new bosses Jason Hirschhorn and Mike Jones last week, grilling them about their plans to push the site back into the limelight. Want to know what they said?
Dave Truss

Create your free poll for MySpace etc. - 0 views

shared by Dave Truss on 24 Apr 08 - Cached
    Making an poll is easy and completely free. Just fill in the boxes below and press the "Update" button. When you are happy with your poll copy and paste the code in the box below into your web page or MySpace.
Tina Steele - Free Music & Video, with MySpace Music Player - 0 views

    Millions of songs - Create a playlist, share with friends - Embed widget to Myspace, Friendster, Facebook, and more music codes
Maggie Verster

Some notes about social networking, keeping kids safe in social networking, and what sc... - 0 views

    Schools need to recognise that social networking is not just something kids are doing in MySpace or Facebook.
Fred Delventhal

Digital Biographer™ » One in ten US College Admissions Officers checks social... - 0 views

  • college kids don’t have to worry too much about what material they place on Facebook or MySpace (yet) but they should certainly throw together a profile on a college admissions profile site to boost their chances of admission to their preferred schools
Anne Bubnic

Should schools teach Facebook? - 0 views

    FACEBOOK, MySpace, YouTube and Wikipedia are considered valuable educational tools by some who embrace the learning potential of the internet; they are also seen as a massive distraction with no academic benefit by others. Research in Nottingham and Notts suggests split opinions over the internet in the classroom. Some 1,500 interviews with teachers, parents and students nationwide showed the 'net was an integral part of children's personal lives, with 57% of 13 to 18-year-olds in Notts using blogs in their spare time and 58% in Nottingham. More than 60% of Nottingham teens use social networking sites. They are a big feature of leisure time - but now the science version of You Tube, developed by academics at The University of Nottingham, has been honoured in the US this week. The showcase of science videos shares the work of engineers and students online. However just a quarter of teachers use social networking tools in the classroom and their teaching, preferring to leave children to investigate outside school.
Vicki Davis

ABC News: Could MySpace Be Your Kid's Social Key? - 0 views

  • They're very self-motivated.
    • Vicki Davis
      Quite the opposite of what many are saying -- I agree with this.
  • This world encourages us to multitask. I think it encourages kids to be much less patient. More terse.
  • This generation spends time at home — connected. Kids have to be social. It's all part of the preteen and teen years and young adult years
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  • Because they have a combination of people they know face-to-face in the real world and people they don't, (those of the Net generation) get a lot of chances to bounce ideas and to test out things on a social network that they probably wouldn't do face-to-face.
    • Vicki Davis
      And we need to make networks so they can bounce of ideas related to a novel or something they are learning in school too.
  • Larry Rosen, professor of psychology at California State University-Dominguez Hills, has long studied "the Net generation," the first to have grown up with the Internet, not to mention cellphones. In Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation (Palgrave Macmillan), he helps parents understand social networks. His advice: Talk to your kids, learn the technology and don't panic. USA TODAY's Janet Kornblum spoke with the author.
    This is an interesting article that presents some interesting commentary on students today. It is very brief but makes some excellent points.
    Alice shared this earlier, but I went back and added annotations AND the tagging standard -- this will show up in the links and make this article rise to the top as we discuss it.

ShowYourself Widget - 0 views

    ShowYourself is a simple to make, easy, free and fun utility to help establish your identity across the web. Have a Flickr account and a Facebook and AIM? Combine all your profiles on the web into one attractive widget that you can put on your blog, your myspace or anywhere on the web. From Kim Cofino's blog always learning
Jason Heiser

Create a free website | Free Myspace layouts | Flash Myspace layouts - 0 views

shared by Jason Heiser on 26 Jun 08 - Cached
    Web 2.0 resource that allows the user to create a webpage on-line. Can embed these webpages into other services like wikispaces or you own webpage.
Maggie Verster

"Teen Socialization Practices in Networked Publics" - 8 views

    Talk that explores why teens hang out on FB and myspace
Maggie Verster

It's SO over: cool cyberkids abandon social networking sites - 0 views

    It's SO over: cool cyberkids abandon social networking sites
    "From uncles wearing skinny jeans to mothers investing in ra-ra skirts and fathers nodding awkwardly along to the latest grime record, the older generation has long known that the surest way to kill a youth trend is to adopt it as its own. The cyberworld, it seems, is no exception. The proliferation of parents and teachers trawling the pages of Facebook trying to poke old schoolfriends and lovers, and traversing the outer reaches of MySpace is causing an adolescent exodus from the social networking
Maggie Verster

Internet Safety for Families and Children - 1 views

    The Internet is a useful and important part of our daily lives. Many can't remember how we handled even the most mundane tasks without online assistance. How did we even survive when we were kids? :-) However, along with the good, there is bad. Children and teens (but not their parents!) are very well versed in using the Internet, including web pages, blogs, uploading and downloading information, music and photos, etc. They are also trusting. This presentation will give an overview of the Internet and the inherent dangers. Learn the realities and dangers of ``virtual communities'' websites your kids frequent like, and Learn about the persistence of information on the net and Google hacking. Learn the differences between a wiki, blog, Instant Messaging, text messaging, and chat. Learn the Internet slang, key warning signs, and tips for Parents and Kids. This talk is for anyone who has a child, who knows a child, or who ever was a child!

Your Status Updates = Danger - 2 views

    If you post future status updates on sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn and more telling the world what you are GOING to do, where you are GOING to be, and for how long, you open yourself up to a number of risks. The world does not care what you are doing, and those that are watching, are the people you do not want to care.
Suzie Nestico

Google+ could make Twitter the next Myspace | VentureBeat - 4 views

  • Although Twitter is growing (having just hit 200 million tweets a day), Twitter has left itself open to be displaced with a slow pace of adding features. Even newly returned founder Jack Dorsey has said that it was too difficult for “normal” people to use Twitter.
  • Google+ is decidedly in the Twitter camp — meaning you can follow anyone, including Google CEO Larry Page. Google+ lets you see Page’s posts and “like” his photos of kite surfing in Alaska. When posting on Google+, it forces users to select specific social circles they are posting to, which includes “everyone” as an option that mimics a Twitter-style broadcast. I
  • There are two different types of social networks, private and public — each defined by its default privacy setting. Facebook is by default private and meant to connect actual friends. Twitter by default is public and anyone can follow anyone else.
    Interesting article found on Google+ via @markwagner
Vicki Davis

Facebook Covers | Myspace Layouts | Twitter Backgrounds | Blogger Templates | Layouts f... - 7 views

    This is an interesting website with cover generators and other tools for you to use to create pictures for your profile.
Nelly Cardinale

"Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?" - 0 views

    danah boyd Microsoft Research Tech Fest, Redmond 26 February 2009 [This is a rough unedited crib of the actual talk] Citation: boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?" Microsoft Research Tech Fest, Redmond, Washington, February 26.
Vicki Davis - Florida Teen Commits Suicide Before Live Webcam Audience - Local News | N... - 0 views

  • But he acknowledged that an investigation into the delay in notifying authorities was "possible."
  • A message posted to his final MySpace blog by his mother Friday mentioned a history of mental illness.
  • "He was blogging between 3 and 4 a.m. on the 19th, Wednesday, at which time he inserted a link in the blog to a live webcam and posted a suicide note, and then was seen lying down on the bed," Crane told
    Oh my goodness - this is terrible. A florida teen committeed suicide via webcam. This is horrible. Knowing how to report online crime is something we need to be able to do - a sort of e911 for online is what we need.
Jeff Johnson

School District Restricts Teacher-Student Online Social Networking - 0 views

    Teachers and students in Lamar County can''t be Internet friends this year after the School Board revamped rules prohibiting them from being friends through online social networks. The Lamar County School Board approved the staff policy against online communication and text messaging between teachers and students at its July 7 meeting.
Vicki Davis - Trading Nude Photos Via Mobile Phone Now Part of Teen Dating, Experts Say... - 0 views

  • The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said.
  • "I've seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed," said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio. "You name it, they will do it at their home under this perceived anonymity."
  • "This happens a lot," said Kelsey, author of Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence. "It crosses every racial socio-economic group. Christian kids are doing it. Jewish kids are doing it." Male teens are also doing it.
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  • A study last year found teens are placing more of an emphasis on image and fame than in the past. Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who studies young people's trends, found that teens are more confident and assertive than ever before.
    Teens are really moving a lot of their relationships to cell phones as Danah Boyd said recently on a Wow2 show. This example of teenage habits of sharing photographs on cell phones is an example. Discussions of cell phone use should be a part of what parents and teachers do with kids. This makes me think twice about allowing cell phone cameras on my children's phones, but I'd rather help them be wise in using it.
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