Social Networks

What We’re Reading This Week: Spying on Kids, Babies on Twitter, The Privacy We Want & Give Up


Week of September 2, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

Green Social Networking to Save the Human Species

GreenITers Reaches 10,000 Members

Humans face some huge global environmental challenges these days, including climate change, resource depletion, habitat loss, and declining water supplies, to name just a few.  The list is long and just seems to get longer.  These crucial issues don’t get the attention they need, given how important they are, and I’ve often wondered why and what we can do about it.  Green social networking with groups like GreenITers could be part of the solution. 

This School Year, Help Kids with the Safe & Responsible Use of Social Networks


by Lynette Owens

With the arrival of another school year, many students my also return to a renewed and heavier use of their social networks to keep up with everything from school activities to the social scene.  So it’s important to teach and remind young people about the safe and responsible use of social media.

True Transparency Is About More Than Spilling the Beans

Blog by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Today’s media often characterize our networked information age as the age of transparency. Transparency can be a euphemism for lack of control over information and the public narrative about our business or ourselves. More ideally, it can be a mindful business strategy for approaching decisions and actions with the intention of communicating proactively and honestly about what is being done and why.

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