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Entries by Larry Magid from 11/2012

In Politics and Business, Truth Is an Endangered Species

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

It's time for everyone to insist on honesty in public whether it's from our elected officials, political candidates, businesses, interest groups or non-profits. Whether we're electing a president or buying a product, we want to be doing business with someone with integrity.

Hands-on With Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

From a hardware perspective, Google's new Nexus 10 tablet compares favorably to the new full-sized Apple iPad with Retina display. The Nexus 10 is thinner and lighter, has a higher resolution screen and is $100 cheaper. Of course, hardware doesn't tell the whole story.

Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan to Discuss Global Policy

| Posted 11.04.2012 | Technology

The IGF is a United Nations forum to discuss a wide variety of issues regarding Internet governance. Unlike many U.N. forums, IGF is attended not just by government officials but also by corporations, non-profit groups and scholars interested in how to handle content management on the global Internet.

For Kids and Parents, There's a Digital Generation Gap, but Maybe That's OKl

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology

Some will undoubtedly fret over the perception gap between teens and parents, but I'm not all that concerned. I suspect that there has always been a gap between what parents think they know about their kids and what kids think their parents know.

Researchers Dispel Myths About Cyberbullying

| Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology

Compared to that bullying that takes place at school and other in-person venues, online bullying is both less prevalent and less distressing.

It's Time to Stop Letting Fear Interfere With Youth Online Freedom

| Posted 11.26.2012 | Technology

The fact is that the open Internet has been used by young people since the early nineties and those early digital natives -- now in their mid to late 20s -- seem to be doing OK, despite the ready availability of online porn, drug sites, hate sites and sites advocating all sorts of social evils.

Microsoft's Future Looks Grim

| Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology

Based on what I've seen lately, things don't look promising for Microsoft. This is not wishful thinking. I've been a fan of its products for decades and am writing this column in Microsoft Word on my Windows 7 PC, which I like.