New online forum for parents of online children January 30, 2009Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Children, Internet, Parents.
I think this is a really interesting initiative and a potential empirical goldmine for me.
On the site, parents are debating how to approach various issues regarding their children’s internet use – both in relation to social network sites, online gaming, gambling and virtual worlds.
You can have a look at the site here. I will definitely keep an eye on the forum.
Talking about Facegroups groups on TV January 13, 2009Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Facebook, Media coverage, News media, Television.
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Creating or joining a Facebook group in order to publicly state your opinion about something is the most easy thing in the world. In Denmark, whenever specific court cases are heavily mentioned in the news, people start creating Facebook groups discussing the sentencing (which they almost always think is too low).
Yesterday several groups (for instance this one) were created about the sentecing in a child abouse case. I was asked to comments on the groups in the news on Danish TV2. You can see my interviews here and here (but only in Danish).
Basically, I say that I think the news media are partly to blame for the groups being created, because they report so much on the specific cases in the first place. And of course, it is self-perpetuating when the news media then report on the groups themselves.
See my other television apperances here.