Tag: kids

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Rugged, colorful tablets designed for kids (Wired) 2. Kim Dotcom’s Mega announcement (CNN) 3. Wikileaks, via Twitter, names Aaron Swartz as a definite ally, possible source (Mashable) 4. Free-speech ruling extends protection to online firms but not users (AP) 5. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. The real issue behind the DOJ’s case against Apple and publishers (Wired) 2. Harry Potter e-books now available in libraries (PaidContent) 3. Are e-books essential in the upbringing of kids? (NYT) 4. Consumer awareness of digital books is high, global [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

This week on MediaShift, we are exploring the dramatically changing publishing industry in our Beyond the Book special series. Stay tuned for more pieces like this one in the coming days. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter on e-books and self-publishing here. Click here to read the whole series When Amazon first introduced the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the whole series My son Julian was born into a world of screens nine years ago. Being the son of a “mediatwit” means that he was surrounded by screens, small and large. And yet, I’ve tried to moderate his usage the best that I can, limiting him to an hour of [...] more »

by Tina Barseghian

Click here to read the whole series This week, MediaShift will be running a special series on navigating the relationships between kids and media. Stay tuned all week as we explore topics like this one. When it comes to videogames and apps, what’s a parent to do? On one hand, we’re bombarded with messages about [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

There are more than 1 billion users of virtual worlds, online communities where people have avatars and participate in various simulated environments. Even more impressive than that number: Roughly half of those virtual world users are under age 15. With a number of news stories lately about kids under 13 on Facebook (violating the social [...] more »

by Tina Barseghian

With more than 500 million Facebook users across the world, it’s hard to refute that the social networking site has profoundly changed the way we communicate and share information. But what’s the Facebook effect on kids? When it comes to navigating the social networking world — whether it’s Facebook or fan fiction sites — the [...] more »