Teenagers Taking Huge Risks OnlineDespite many so-called experts declaring that it is impossible to verify the identity of anyone online, one third of 15 to 18-year-olds in the United Kingdom have met a person in real life that they have become acquainted with in the virtual life.
Good News For Those French BankersFrench tech-lovers received some interesting news at a banking press conference in Paris on Tuesday (gutted I missed it). Group BPCE, apparently one of the larger banks in the land of the franc, took to the stage to announce a new service that allowed its customers to use Twitter to send money directly to their favourite conglomerates and friends (and enemies, I guess).
The service is already public, and comes in the form of a mobile app called S-Money.
While online money sharing services are a deutsche mark a dozen (wordplay that would work far better if this was relevant to Germany, so use your imagination), the interesting thing about paying by tweet is how public the process suddenly becomes; when you settle debts through Twitter, you're not just transferring money, but also broadcasting to your followers that you've shared it.
From Fappening To FriscoReddit has, from the outset, been a site guided and built by its community (or at least funny pictures of cats which its community has found around the web), and this kind of bottom-up content creation has been both a boon and a curse for the self-declared ‘front page of the internet.’ A couple of recent developments have served to reinforce this image, and hopefully to overcome the unpleasant aftertaste of the site’s role in the recent Fappening scandal.
The Safety NetworkInspired by Japan's 2011 tsunami, Facebook has released a new feature that aims to help people reconnect after natural disasters. The feature, named 'Safety Check', will let you your friends and family know that you are safe if an natural disaster occurs in your area.
New Report Suggests Self-Regulation Is The Way Forward
The internet dominates the world we live in, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we now think about things. With the abundance of smart phones and tablets, teenagers as well as young children could potentially have unlimited access to the internet. While not all that can be found on the internet is bad, some parts of it are definitely not appropriate for young children and sometimes even teens.