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Archive for February, 2011

Topix – A One-Stop Website for News, Job Postings, and Drug Deals?

Topix – A One-Stop Website for News, Job Postings, and Drug Deals?

| February 24, 2011 | Comments (21)

It’s been about a month and a half since Amanda Bennett killed herself and her three children. But before committing the tragic murder/suicide she posted comments on an Internet forum site called Topix.com. There, Amanda talked about her divorce and the hardship that her family was facing as a result. Anonymous users on Topix left […]

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Happy Friday to The Over 40 Crowd

Happy Friday to The Over 40 Crowd

| February 18, 2011 | Comments (2)

If you are in your 30s, or older, hopefully you’ll get a laugh out of this. When I was a kid, adults used to bore me with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning….Uphill…Barefoot…BOTH ways…etc., etc., etc. You probably remember those […]

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Review: Parental Options Software

Review: Parental Options Software

| February 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

I think the steps that Parental Options has taken with their software sort of symbolizes “the future” of software as a tool to help parents keep their kids safe online. There’s no doubt that education and talking to your kids about Internet safety is, and always will be, the key to having Internet-safety smart kids, […]

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Bigger Issue behind Teacher’s Vacation Photos on Facebook

Bigger Issue behind Teacher’s Vacation Photos on Facebook

| February 9, 2011 | Comments (1)

The Stir recently posted an article that told the story of a 24-year-old English teacher, Ashley Payne, who was fired for posting a photo on Facebook that showed the young woman enjoying some drinks while on vacation. According to the article, Ms. Payne’s profile was set to private but the photos were “leaked” and ended […]

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Can Social Media Help Build Self-Esteem and Social Skills Among Children?

Can Social Media Help Build Self-Esteem and Social Skills Among Children?

| February 4, 2011 | Comments (1)

In the midst of all the news about cyberbullying and privacy issues, it’s important to realize all of the wonderful benefits that social media has provided not only us, but our children. A recent study by Patti Valkenburg, a professor at the University of Amsterdam’s Center for Research on Children, Adolescents and the Media, found […]

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20 Undeniable Adult Truths

| February 4, 2011 | Comments (1)

I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. Nothing stinks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger. There is great need for a […]

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