This week Google launched an ad campaign and Web site headlined "Good To Know," according to a report at the Washington Post. Aimed at teaching Net users the basics of protecting their data in our increasingly social media environment, the campaign has ads appearing in "dozens of U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and magazines, including Time … [Read more...] about Google’s data-security ed campaign & site
Google just added to its regular search results the posts, photos, etc. of your social circles, as they appear in Google+ (if you use it), YouTube, and other Google social products*. It's called "Search, plus Your World." Even though you and your kids can opt out entirely to get your Google searches back to the general results you've always gotten, the move has created a fairly predictable fracas. … [Read more...] about Google’s new social search results: Media literacy opp
As mobile apps multiply like rabbits and the number of kids downloading and playing with them seems to keep growing, the usefulness of app ratings to parents seems to be growing too. CTIA – the mobile phone industry trade association – gets this. It recently announced an app rating system it has been working on since 2010, Investors.com reports. The system, which CTIA worked on with the … [Read more...] about Parenting & the mobile app ratings in the works
If Web users' use of "AddThis" is a measure of how people share media – and Ad Age thinks it is – then Facebook accounts for more than half (52%) of our media-sharing, but "Twitter was up 577% this year" overall (13.5% of sharing) and accounted for 52% of media-sharing in Japan, interestingly. Tumblr came in third overall, at 1,299.5% growth (fastest-growing). Google's +1 button has plateaued, Ad … [Read more...] about How/what media we share (by 1 measure)
More +1 than not but pretty neutral from a parent's perspective. I say that because, if kids are welcomed to Google's new social network service, Google+, they – like everybody else – will have the option to choose whether they want to allow their friends (people in their "Circles") to tag them in photos – the just-announced "Find My Face" feature is opt-in, not provided automatically. People can … [Read more...] about +1 or -1 for Google’s ‘Find My Face’ feature?