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Not Backing Kids Tracking Bill

Stephen Balkam | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Who could possibly be against protecting kids on the Internet? It's not that hard to create a bi-partisan consensus that our kids need special protection online. The devil, however, is in the detail.

The President Uses His Bully Pulpit

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Turns out the young Barack Obama was teased and taunted -- a telling admission by the leader of the free world that words are as bad (and sometimes worse) than sticks or stones.

Egyptians Demonstrate Digital Citizenship

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

We in the West and those of us laying the foundational stones for this emerging concept of digital citizenship have much to learn from our Arab friends.

The Boob Tube vs. YouTube

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

While we are all consuming more media than ever, we are doing less of it together. That's why I often find myself switching on the television -- in order to spend some time with my family.