Facebook just caught up with Google+, Dropbox, and its own little sib Instagram (which it acquired last spring) where photo-uploading convenience is concerned. [I've found photo-sharing much easier and more fun since my kid introduced me to Instagram last summer.] My ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid explains here how to use the new Photo Sync feature [...]
Category Archives: New Media
This article was originally published April 23, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 11/18/12. “We want to customize our lives…,” “It is as though we have all put ourselves on cable news…,” “We seem willing to dispense with [other] people altogether….” All these dire, dour, disrespectful pronouncements about this [...]
Unlike the Girl Scout/Boy Scout ones many of us grew up earning, these merit badges – though just as visually appealing – are digital, for people of all ages, and will go into Facebook pages, blogs, and resume Web sites. They’ll spotlight skills and achievements not necessarily acquired in traditional environments like school, adding graphical [...]
Facebook’s new social addition to its abuse reporting system is both practical and symbolic, as online safety becomes increasingly social itself.
Some thoughts on how social networking can help our children develop resilience and social literacy (with us as their back-up)
The information and production overload of our new media environment makes training in new media literacy more essential than ever.
There are multiplying signs that the profound media shift we’re experiencing is creating a power shift felt in homes, schools, business, and government.
Last week I wrote about what’s going on at Formspring. This week: what’s going on around it. The problem we, all of us, are dealing with isn’t mainly a Web site whose business plan did not include teens using the site for their own purposes, some harmful. I think everyone can agree that the basic [...]
Hemanshu Nigam, better known as Hemu, helped MySpace weather some serious Net-safety storms since shortly after News Corp. acquired the social network site. I’m telling you this because today he launched his own company, SSP Blue, about four years to the day he became MySpace’s chief security officer. I remember that time well. It was [...]