Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Around The Net

  • Study Find Online Violence Hurts KidsComputer Business Review

    Kids are equally disturbed by violent videos on YouTube that depict cruelty to animals or beheadings, and through insensitive Facebook messages from divorced parents, according to a new study. Expected to be unveiled today by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the research advises that David Cameron's policy to obstruct sexual content and pornography through parental controls and filters via internet service providers will be a part of steps to ensure the safety of kids online. ...Read the whole story

  • Brazilian Boasts Strong Social Media ConnectionsThe Wall Street Journal

    Well known as a hotbed of social media activity, The Wall Street Journal revisits Brazil and the promise it holds for expansion-hungry social networks like Facebook. “Brazil's expanding middle class is increasingly going online, and social media are particularly popular because of Brazil's hyper-social culture,” WSJ reports, citing comments from social-media executives. “That makes Brazil a bright spot for social-media companies as they seek more growth outside the U.S. and Europe.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Observer Seeks Probe In Attacks On JournalistsPress Gazette

    Observer editor John Mulholland has asked Education Secretary Michael Gove to investigate a Twitter account which the paper claims is being used by political special advisers to launch "highly personal attacks on journalists". The front page story in Sunday's paper suggested Gove had been "plunged into a potentially toxic row over the allegations", but a spokesperson for the Department for Education told Press Gazette that it had received no evidence to support the newspaper's claims. The Observer story claimed the @toryeducation account had been regularly used to conduct a "Tory propaganda campaign paid for by the taxpayer". ...Read the whole story

#SocialTV Lessons From Oreo's Game-Day Win

Oreo didn't just air a spot with a fleeting hashtag -- it gained followers for its just-launched Instagram channel; it created artifacts that can continue to be tweeted and share; it built a platform that can ...More