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Contracting Instagram

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

We held our ground. For nearly a year. It wasn't easy. Our daughter's increasing anxiety, her distress at being tagged "a nobody with no Instagram" forced us to take a closer look at what was actually going on. We had to look no further than our own middle school years.

An Important Message For Parents Of Teens

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents

It's not uncommon for parents to find something their child posted online that seems completely out of place. But danah boyd, social media scholar and...

SXSW Highlights Nation's (In)security -- and Families' Too

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

At BookPeople, Austin's leading -- and unalloyedly magnificent -- independent bookstore, boyd encountered the same somewhat awestruck reaction as she's met elsewhere in her bookstore tour from Charlottesville to New York to Seattle.

Social Media, Teens, and a Q&A With It's Complicated Author, danah boyd

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

The rapid advance of social media has given kids and teenagers a wide variety of platforms to express themselves to their peers through the internet. ...

How Did danah boyd's Email Sabbatical Go?

Quora | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Email sabbaticals are a complete sanity maker and I always take them whenever I travel offline for more than 3 weeks. So it happens once every 2 year...

Facebook Fatigue or Facebook Fracture?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is floundering under the weight of its own scorched earth policy towards privacy. This policy has created a growing base of disenchanted users that could cause the company to come crashing down a lot sooner than people realize.

On Aaron Swartz: Looking Forward

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If any good can come of this, it's the wider attention Aaron's death has brought to his struggle with corruption, and his efforts to create the tools needed to fix it.

What's Your Biggest Social Media Fear?

Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Social media can be an invaluable tool: a forum for sharing news and anecdotes, somewhat offensive ecards, a font of crowdsourced information and a co...

Parents Helping Young Kids Lie to Get Past Facebook's Age Restrictions

Larry Magid | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

In May, Consumer Reports revealed that there were 7.5 million kids younger than 13 using Facebook, including more than five million 10 and under. In every case these kids had to lie to get around Facebook's rule that you must be 13 or older to join.

A Conversation With Your Cellphone

Claire Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Claire Gordon

Digital media use can sometimes graze the edge of social acceptability, but as digital and analogue life become evermore integrated, the protocols get blurry.

Allure of the Hive: Experts on Connectivity, Social Networking and Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

A distinguished panel of experts gathered Saturday at the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination for a standing room-only r...

SXSW 2010: User Privacy -- The "Social Contract" With Users

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While new technologies continue to emerge, allowing people to share more information on what seems like a daily basis, the privacy protections built into these tools has nowhere near caught up.

Tweeting Behind Your Back: What You Can't See Might Hurt You

Catherine Ventura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Catherine Ventura

While public "conversation" and the creation of online community around a presentation can add value, many people feel that projecting a Twitterstream behind a speaker is distracting and just downright rude.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.