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Tina Wells: Social Mob: Trend Du Jour?

This seems like a social step in the wrong direction. Over the last 18 months, we've experienced a social media boom. Many non-profits and government agencies are harnessing the power of these tools most effectively. President Obama practically won the 2008 Presidential Election by leveraging social media (Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, was amongst his senior advisors). Millions of dollars were raised in response to the earthquake in Haiti in a few hours. Young people also used the power of social media to tweet and Facebook their thoughts and feelings about healthcare reform on Sunday.
Tina Wells: Social Mob: Trend Du Jour?

What Can Economists Tell Us About Teenage Sexual Mores?

Societies socialize children about many things, including sex. Socialization is costly. It uses scarce resources, such as time and effort. Parents weigh the marginal gains from socialization against its costs. Those at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale indoctrinate their daughters less than others about the perils of premarital sex, because the latter will lose less from an out-of-wedlock birth. Modern contraceptives have profoundly affected the calculus for instilling sexual mores, leading to a de-stigmatization of sex. As contraception has become more effective there is less need for parents, churches and states to inculcate sexual mores. Technology affects culture.


What Can Economists Tell Us About Teenage Sexual Mores? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

Internet Addiction Rehab: What role Does the Internet Play in Our Lives?

There are already plenty of adults who are addicted to social networking –people who cannot spend more than an hour without using their mobile phone to post a Tweet or check on Facebook and people who spend hours and hours in front of the computer all day doing nothing productive. This form of social escapism is twisted in its nature. Despite not actually being able to be around other people, the internet still manages to fill in that need for socialization.

Internet Addiction Rehab: What role Does the Internet Play in Our Lives? | Best Mobile Contracts

Maverick of mayhem

Strength of character and morality are two things that one develops in the process of socialization. Associates and circumstances matter a lot in the making of a mature person. There are people who never grow up. Many such persons go unnoticed because they opt to keep quiet knowing their limitations.
Maverick of mayhem

Chatroulette provides new social experience

It was my first time, and I will admit I was scared.

I really didn't know the guy, and I definitely had no idea what I was doing. But I knew I had to do it eventually, so I might as well get it over with now.

That is how I lost my Chatroulette virginity.

I was bored over spring break and decided to investigate this whole chatting phenomenon. I knew the basics - you log into a site, you are randomly paired with another webcam anywhere in the world, and the rest is up to fate.

Stumble upon a boring person? With the press of a button you are transported across the globe to another chatter. Sketchy, yet oh so intriguing.

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What is the reason behind the emergence of Facebook in India ?

Expansion of Facebook continues, inside and outside the Internet. The relentless growth of the number of users (already over 400 million registered profiles on the network) is now added also to the territorial, which is bringing the world’s most popular social network to take root a little ‘everywhere.

What is the reason behind the emergence of Facebook in India ? | News Live

Parenting as Propaganda

I just got back from the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence in Philadelphia. Like most meetings of researchers, this gathering was much like an ant nest. People who hadn’t seen each other would come together in little groups, touch antenna to see where and how the others had been, and move along, sharing their news. It all seemed random and scattered. But, like an ant nest, the researchers were building something much larger than any one individual could see: a scientific understanding of adolescence. I’ve been attending these meetings since the first gathering 27 years ago in Montreal, where just a few of us met in a hotel room and thought maybe there were enough folks studying adolescents to have our own organization, separate from the larger Society for Research in Child Development. We’ve grown. Our current meeting was thousands strong.
Parenting as Propaganda | Psychology Today

Fairness is socially-learned, not innate, research suggests

A group of researchers working in 15 different areas across the globe may have answered one of the deeper questions of the human condition -- why are we fair to strangers we'll never see again? That fairness makes possible the large, interconnected, market-based societies that have grown up mostly in the last 10,000 years.
Fairness is socially-learned, not innate, research suggests - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com

Helping Your Child With Socialization

Every child goes through socialization, which includes playing and interacting with other people. But what do you do when your child is having trouble playing with others or isolates themselves? Licensed social worker and president of daniel Jim Clark has tips to improve your child's interaction with others.

Helping Your Child With Socialization - Jacksonville News Story - WJXT Jacksonville

How to Socialize, Be Funny and Make Friends

Making friends is not always easy. It depends on how outgoingyou are. If you're shy, then you need to build up your confidence to actually be popular. This guide might help you but what you really need is socializing skills and of course a cheerful smile. How to Socialize, Be Funny and Make Friends - wikiHow

What is the difference between social programs and socialized e-mail?

As marketers continue to evolve their social networking strategies, it is important to remember that e-mail remains one of the most cost-effective and, if executed properly, the most beneficial tools within their marketing tool boxes. Marketers can use e-mail to increase the effectiveness of their social channels and as a way to identify their most engaged and vocal customers and recipients. Combining the reach of e-mail with the power of social networking helps to achieve that marketing “sweet spot”—the right offer to the right individual at the right time.

What is the difference between social programs and socialized e-mail? :: BtoB Magazine

‘Connected’ offers a new way of thinking about social networks and the world

In their book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives’’ they argue that our social networks actually comprise a “super-organism.’’ Our lives take shape not just via those we know, our friends and relations, but through their friends and relations, even if we never meet those people.
‘Connected’ offers a new way of thinking about social networks and the world - The Boston Globe

Linda Juang encourages a strong cultural identity

Linda Juang encourages a strong cultural identity | San Francisco Examiner: "What were the results of the study? We found that, in general, ethnic minorities — including Latinos, Asian-Americans and mixed ethnic groups — tend to show strong ethnic identity, more than that of European or white American groups. We also found for white students, if their parents did engage in cultural socialization, they tended to explore their cultural background even in higher levels than in minority families."

Why it doesn't make sense to impress a 3-month-old with your socializing skills

"I started feeling the parenting pressure even before my daughter was born.'So which preschools are you looking at?' a friend asked at a party after commenting on the size of my pregnant belly.

'Preschools?' I said, confused. 'Well, I'm working from home, so we don't need daycare.'

'Daycare?!' she snorted. 'You've got to sign up for that the same day those two little lines show up on the First Response stick. Honey, I'm talking about preschool. I mean, you don't want your kid to end up at the Happy Handz Wee School back behind Wendy's, now do you? Because that's the only place that'll have an opening if you don't get your name on some wait lists.'"
Nashville News - Why it doesn't make sense to impress a 3-month-old with your socializing skills - page 1

Social side of homeschooling a good experience

"Since I began the adventure of homeschooling this year, I would like to help eliminate the stereotype regarding a lack of socialization with home-schooling.

My decision to homeschool was supported by all my friends and family, but I would like to explain to the nonhomeschool community what I have learned thus far. Because I have enjoyed homeschooling this year, I also want to be an advocate for the amazing parents who homeschool and have befriended me."
Citizen's Voice: Social side of homeschooling a good experience » Knoxville News Sentinel

Age Gap

"Though your friend may be flattered by interest from an adult male, there is a vast difference between 16 and 22 in brain development, socialization, sexuality, and life experience. The law understands this and so do the norms of society."Age Gap - JSOnline

On-line schooling grows in Ohio

'Now my kids get the right kind of socialization,' she says.

'And there are a lot of other factors including no tuition, no uniforms, less sickness and they can work up to their potential. My son is a high school senior and he is already taking college courses at Miami University's Middletown,' says Ridenour. 'He has already tested through college freshman English and is earning credit in college chemistry courses. He has been accepted at three colleges.'"
On-line schooling grows in Ohio