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Sorry, the weekly global quota of bird puns has been exceeded

"Defending Yahoo’s outsourcing of its socialization, Kara Swisher of All Things Digital cited “the flailing experienced by Google recently from its own attempts to compete with Facebook and Twitter via the rollout of Google Buzz.”
Sorry, the weekly global quota of bird puns has been exceeded | Good Morning Silicon Valley

Discrimination, insensitivity pushes US Muslims to home schooling

"As with home-schoolers of any affiliation, questions arise about socialization. Abdul-Malik Ahmad, a 34-year-old Web developer, was home-schooled in Beltsville in the 1980s and ’90s. While he said overall it was a positive experience (he now home-schools his daughter), it had drawbacks."
Discrimination, insensitivity pushes US Muslims to home schooling « Rupee News

Socialization and Homeschooling

"When my husband and I first considered homeschooling our two children, the most common response from friends and family was: “What about socialization?” It’s a legitimate question. Every parent who has pondered teaching their children at home has thought long and hard about it. Regardless of educational choice, most parents I’ve met fervently hope their children will grow up to be well-balanced, independent, thoughtful and contributing members of society. We all want our children to lead fulfilling lives full of meaning, and we implicitly recognize that relationships with peers will play a significant role in accomplishing that goal."
Billerica Townie News

The challenges of parenting teens

"As you encourage communication, give attention to their body language, tone of voice, attitude and the philosophy they have of their socialization. It will be very effective if you ask questions, share your experiences, and show respect for their views as the communication process is established. Remove evidence of worry and display love and confidence in your teen's judgment."
The Nassau Guardian Online Guide

Open Your Doors Say Hi : Students’ social lives depend on their own initiative, not their residence halls |

I’ve grown increasingly tired of hearing people say that our college’s social scene is irrefutably synonymous with heavy drinking in rooms and heavy petting at dances. In my frustration with drinking-based theories of socialization, I’ve spent some time trying to suss out what really lies at the bottom of these self-imposed strictures we tend to adhere to, such as our beloved Thursday/Saturday night schedule. This led me, like any Psychology Major, to re-examine Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment in which a bunch of college students are placed into the roles of prisoners and guards and end up so psychologically and dangerously invested in their roles that the experiment had to be shut down. The basic premise is that we college students are inherently amorphous blobs that want nothing more than to fit the shape of our container.

Open Your Doors Say Hi : Students’ social lives depend on their own initiative, not their residence halls | The College Voice

Social Networks & Population Management

It´s interesting to notice that politicians have already understood the true name of the game: population management. They already know that people will be increasingly "digitized". Following the Darwinian species evolutionary principle, the one that is not flexible and able to adapt to new environmental conditions quickly, will disappear. This disappearance may be the end of lifetime or even social, by isolation due to lack of use of socialization means. Unlike companies that are always segmeting, the political class understands that what matters is that people vote. And that affects a significant percentage of the population. Besides, when people vote, they are thinking about themselves and their children who have not reached the voting maturity and depend on the choices of parents in their favor.
Social Networks & Population Management | .NET Developer's Journal

with the advent of cyber networking, the term ‘socialization’ is taking on a whole new meaning

Man is essentially, or by nature, a ‘social animal’, that is to say, he can not attain complete happiness except in social and political dependence on his fellow man. This axiom surely rings true for those who have integrated information technology into their lives and are forever online. Now, with the advent of cyber networking, the term ‘socialization’ is taking on a whole new meaning. Internet marketers say that social networking is one of the fastest growing online trends. The number of social networking sites seems to be growing daily. Social Networking

Good News for Google Buzz - Social and Email Top Mobile Priorities

An interesting study has been released by PR firm Ruder Finn, which finds that 91% of mobile phone users go online to socialize, compared to only 79% of traditional desktop users. Meanwhile, Americans are spending an average of 2.7 hours on the mobile Internet.

Good News for Google Buzz - Social and Email Top Mobile Priorities

Narcissism Or Empathy? The Me Generation Or The We Generation?

Not that long ago, the goal of raising children was to socialize them -- to replace the natural narcissism of children with restraint and consideration for others. These days, we instead build further narcissism, an inflated sense of self characterized by overconfidence, entitlement, unbridled competitiveness, and lack of empathy. Jean M. Twenge: 'The Empathic Civilization": Narcissism Or Empathy? The Me Generation Or The We Generation?

Socialization: A Great Reason Not to Go to School

Many people who consider the issue of parents teaching their children at home ask, "But what about socialization?" I've observed hundreds of home-schooled children of various ages in various places in two countries, so I'm confident that home-schooling children doesn't harm them socially. But university researchers continue to explore the issue of homeschooling socialization, and here I'll report on a Ph.D. thesis devoted solely to that subject, and on some related research.

Research on Homeschooling Socialization (Learn in Freedom!)

Teens Care Less About Driver's Licenses These Days

Remember running off to the DMV when you turned 16 to get your driver's license and—finally—your independence? That's not the rite of passage it once was. More teens are waiting longer to start driving. The chart above shows the declining number of 16-year old drivers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Teens Care Less About Driver's Licenses These Days - GOOD Blog - GOOD

IngentaConnect Violent youth gangs in Madrid: socialization and culturalization

This study explores the subject of youth involved in violent groups or gangs, with the goal of further understanding the indoctrination, socialization, and culturalization processes undergone by youth involved in group violence or gangs. Furthermore, to examine the dynamics between peer pressure and other social factors (dating relationships, work, family, etc.) within the theoretical framework of the theories of primary socialization and differential socialization.
IngentaConnect Violent youth gangs in Madrid: socialization and culturalization

Home Away From Home Homeschoolers Program offered at library

Socialization and interaction with other children was the reason Amy McCauley, of Roseville, has her children, Olivia, 7, and Mason, 5, attend the program. "It's a great program. We were living north of Columbus but they didn't do experiments like this. Being new to the area, it's important to get the kids out to meet other kids. It's good for us (mothers) to make friends, too," Amy said.
Home Away From Home Homeschoolers Program offered at library | zanesvilletimesrecorder.com | Zanesville Times Recorder

Music for all ages taught in Phoenixville

Learning music at a young age is fun and studies show that 1) music lessons enhance IQ 2) music training improves reading skills and 3) students even get higher SAT scores! During Kindermusik classes children work on socialization skills while they learn music, and their parents get to socialize too!

Music for all ages taught in Phoenixville - Life - The Phoenix

Virtual fitness offers exercise, socialization

As manager of Longview Regional Medical Center's Senior Circle Program, Whitehurst is incorporating use of the Wii Fit Plus System as a regular part of the program's scheduled activities. The system offers a variety of components that simulate activities such as using a balance board, exercise programs and several games, such as golf, tennis, down hill skiing and much more — in a safe environment. Virtual fitness offers exercise, socialization

The Maturation of Social Media ROI

The debate over measuring social media investment inspired many brands to cannonball into popular social networks and join the proverbial conversation without a plan or strategic objectives defined. At the same time, the lack of ROI standards unnerved many executives, preventing any form of experimentation until their questions and concerns were addressed. The Maturation of Social Media ROI

What Did We Do Before Online Social Networking? - Retroflections

How the heck did we socialize before facebook and twitter? My God, it must have been a horrible way to live our lives. Can you imagine that a person would have to actual pick up a phone or even worse pick up a pen and write a letter? Now I admit, I have not written a letter by hand in years and years. Let’s face it e-mail has made it easier.
What Did We Do Before Online Social Networking? - Retroflections

Mastering the basics

I have always felt there is a glaring omission in the way we have been educated and the way children are educated, inasmuch as there is no consistent teaching about how to communicate. Yes, we learn to read and write, but not how to talk with one another, particularly when there is conflict.
Built into our culture and socialization process is a tendency towards polarity.

Mastering the basics