MySpace suicide pacts

This is too sad for me to go into the details. Read the Sydney Morning Herald coverage here. AT JUST 16 Jodie Gater and Stephanie Gestier appear to have made an unimaginable pact. On her MySpace web page Jodie had written: “let Steph and me b free.” Yesterday, a week after they disappeared, the bodies…

Child’s Play and Obesity

Soooooo cute! Last week, Amazon sent me a bunch of Webkinz info in my weekly email. So now I’m worried – what on earth during my searches for books on online communities, popular marketing, new agey stuff and murder mysteries (although “cozy” mysterys are more my speed) would make them think I was interested in…

Kids and Penguins

I watched the cutest 6 year old play with an even cuter Penguin avatar on the weekend. Bigger than NeoPets? Prolly… Club Penguin Media Releases Club Penguin Q&A December 11, 2006 Kudos continue as Club Penguin marks one-year anniversary October 12, 2006 Club Penguin partners with renowned Internet safety resource April 24, 2006 Club Penguin…

Mobiles, LBS and theft

As most of you know, I do a bit of work with Mobiles2Go.com, the LBS GPS mobile solutions people. Here’s a brill story I picked up today from an email: Approximately 3 months ago my daughter took the ikids with her to the swimming pool. Later that day she calls me from a pay phone…

Online Community and child pornography

Online Communities sometimes help to name and shame the bad guys, not just provide grooming grounds. From Columbian Missourian by MORGAN COOK. Facebook helps crack caseFacebook acted as an investigative tool when a resident downloaded child pornography on campus Before an MU student suspected of downloading child pornography became the subject of an MU Police…

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