In a landmark deal that critics say is a long time coming, three of the nation’s online dating websites have agreed to change their business practices to give community members better safety tools. The agreement – the result of a sexual battery court case involving a California woman attacked by a dating website member who [...]
Listen to preview: It’s often said don’t judge a book by its cover. For one New York author, that’s exactly what happened when social networking giant Facebook rejected an ad promoting his new electronic short story — or eBook — called “Trash.” To be fair, “Trash”, a fictional work by 40-year old Thom Simonson, [...]
Friends with faces: Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, fuel growth in shallow & deep relationships
Whether it’s projecting friendliness and showing genuine interest in others, or gracefully receiving criticisms from a friend, all of us seek to nurture social relationships. A new report by the Pew Research Center – on the future of social relations…
Chatroulette is an amazingly simplistic concept in today’s online world of flashy graphics and content-rich websites: connect two random strangers via their webcam. Oh, and throw in an over-sized chat room for giggles and grins.
Ironically, the appeal of the site is also it’s fatal flaw. With virtually no content control, filtering capability or user account information, the potential for inappropriate use is high.
WARNING: Parents are strongly cautioned to restrict minor’s access to the site…