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Icon 1 posted May 15, 2008 20:53      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
sadly enough all these new irate social networking sites that are springing up are slowly but steadily destroying Google and other search engines.

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Originally posted by joliet_jane:


They mentioned that SL isn't an appropriate venue for advertisers due to the narrow audience, that people hate ads on MySpace, and Facebook has been rendered useless by its own "applications." So apparently advertisers don't like them any more. And if advertisers don't care, there goes the worthwhile revenue.

Who sees ads anymore?

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Calli,

That was a very interesting little piece you linked to and one that had one comment that having children in the 3-7 year old bracket I can verify - my girls have never tried to find a mouse for the TV, but they are totally immersed in the "internet culture"

They spend time on the CBeebies and CBBC and similar sites a lot and they can both handle a laptop with fair aplomb (Ruth is 3 and happily moves between Mac and Vista without obvious issues), and none of our machines use "Simple Finder" kiddy modes - Ruth can happily manage the full blown multi window variable focus mode (actually I don't really think the "Simple Finder" idea helps children much... teach them one thing than later tell them to "unlearn" it and learn a new way)

But what they do understand is the difference between "passive" tools such as TV, DVD, Books, etc and the "active" ones like the 'net - and growing up with it that is "just how it is" to them - they accept the 'net in the way the older ones amongst us accepted TV and our parents and grandparents accepted Radio.

And as a slight example - Ruth picked up a small disposable film camera the other day and asked what it was, but she refused to believe it was really a camera because (you guessed it) "it doesn't have a little screen on it Daddy"... [Big Grin]

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