Tag: children

by Amanda Enayati

Last September at Stanford’s Medicine X, a conference on the future of medicine and emerging technologies, some of the most fascinating discussions I stumbled upon happened to be impromptu ones taking place in the hallways. One of these involved a prominent health technology entrepreneur and investor expressing concern about some alarming data she had seen […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How can Twitter improve? By boosting relevance and discovery (PaidContent.org) 2. 25% of 9-12-year-olds have Facebook profiles despite rule against it (Guardian) 3. The role of social media in disaster psychiatry (The Public Library of Science) 4. Promoting freedom of information vs. earning a living for your work (The Verge) Subscribe to Daily Must […] more »

by Julie Keck

E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Kids are reading e-books twice as often as adults (Digital Book World) 2. Sacred objects: Why printed books will never die (Mashable) 3. Guy Kawasaki on marketing yourself as an author (New Tech City) 4. Self-publishing […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck.1. Push and pull: @TheAtlantic publishes then reconsiders content sponsored by the Church of Scientology (Poynter) 2. Tweet Your Own Adventure: CBS asks audience to solve the crime, via Twitter (Mashable) 3. More than 50% of kids have not read an e-book […] more »

by Danny O'Brien

Russia’s State Duma has passed a number of new laws in the past week, all seemingly aimed at reining in civil society and criticism of public figures. The bills would re-criminalize defamation and impose limits and labels on NGOs. They follow last month’s introduction of excessive fines for unauthorized protests. Government Crackdown Heightens One of […] more »

by Sarah Butrymowicz

Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado‚Äôs Edison School sits off an unpaved road, with tumbleweeds blowing across its dirt parking lot. As recently as a few years ago, many families relied on solar or wind power instead of electricity; today, many still haul home their water from wells. Principal Rachel Paul estimates that 25-30 percent […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. For their children, many e-book fans insist on paper (New York Times) 2. Thirteen ways to jumpstart digital revenue (FOLIO:) 3. Mobile devices boost magazine reading (MediaPost) 4. Five lessons on using e-books for news (Poynter) 5. Amazon taps self-published authors for Kindle lending library (paidContent) 6. Challenge for publishers in […] more »

by Mark Glaser

We’ve all been there before. Whining kids at a grocery store with their dad, they can’t sit still until finally the dad hands over his iPhone, and peace is restored. Kids are growing up with media all around them, from computers to smartphones to tablets to flat-screen TVs. And even in households without as many […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

With more than 500 million Facebook users across the world, it’s hard to refute that the social networking site has profoundly changed the way we communicate and share information. But what’s the Facebook effect on kids? When it comes to navigating the social networking world — whether it’s Facebook or fan fiction sites — the […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Digital magazines designed for kids are giving new meaning to the phrase “early adopter.” Children’s magazines have come a long way from those dusty print editions at the pediatrician’s office. While adults struggle to join the transition to digital magazines and apps, their offspring are moving seamlessly into the new age of publishing. Kids now […] more »