In 2007 and ’08, we took our kids, then 10 and 16, around the world, and we certainly could’ve used this technology and media then! Kids can bring along hundreds of books that take up no more space than a Kindle (introduced after we left on our 10-month trip August 2007) or the iPad, which […]
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Users of the popular, fairly new Snapchat app tend to like it because a photo vanishes within 10 seconds or less of being viewed by its recipient. That adds something fun, spontaneous and just “real” to photo-sharing that’s pretty unprecedented in social media. New parents’ guide Here’s why: Typically in social networking, “users tend to […]
They were hacking education over at Facebook yesterday. Well, more like helping to open up the college entrance and completion process for high school students who want to go to college but face hurdles – e.g., low-quality schools, socio-economic struggles, or families not familiar with the college experience. It was a hackathon at Facebook for […]
The Federal Trade Commission will investigate marketing practices following reports and complaints of high iTunes bills for parents from in-game purchases by kids.
It’s more ok to “jailbreak” an iPhone now, thanks to a decision by the US Copyright Office – meaning users are even less likely to get sued, but jailbreaking is still a breach of contract, if not of federal copyright law.
Here’s a good talking point for the tech part of parenting: Facebook Grader. It’s a mini application (“app”) that tells users their “reach and authority” on Facebook, TechCrunch.com reports. “The tool works by analyzing the number of friends you have, how important those friends are (whatever that means [maybe based on how many "friends" on […]
Not everyone loves widgets, those little applications supposedly adding fun and a sort of animation to social-networking profiles. Parents, here’s the perspective of someone who finds some of them a little annoying (words such as “insidious” and “invasive” are used), including Facebook’s No. 1 app, the FunWall. Another, bigger, reason to be wary of widgets […]