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Debomama says:

I love you, BookMAMA! Both of my kids have phones (at 14 and 10) and the high school kid with phone is necessary because of sports, and so I can FIND him…like a little GPS tracker! My daughter also goes to a different school, so she feels like it’s her anti-kidnapping device. Like the phone is protecting her from getting lost or separated from me-which is important to her, because she’s just that anxious kid who wants to stay close to MAMA. So, I am in cyber jail in practice, even though I agree with you totally! So far the only REAL benefit to the phone is that I can take it away as punishment and, sadly, it’s the only currency that truly works to improve grades and behavior. A pathetic statement about how powerful those cellphones really are!

(from TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED: How One MAMA Outsmarts A Phone)
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TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED: How One MAMA Outsmarts A Phone

Submitted by BookMAMA I don’t have an I-phone.  I have a phone but it’s not smart.  It’s not a Blackberry or an Android.  I don’t even know what an Android is.  But my not smart phone does actually work—as far as that goes.  People can call me or text me and I can call or ... Read more

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“LIKE” IT: Facebook Goes Public

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“LIKE” IT: Facebook Goes Public

UPDATED February 2, 2012- Facebook goes public!  The most influencial social media network, with almost a billion users, has filed papers to become a publically traded company, and is hoping to raise $5 billion in its initial public offering.  Founder, Mark Zuckerberg will stay on as Facebook chairman and largest stock holder. ————— Originally posted December ... Read more

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HANG UP: Cell Phone Use Linked To Cancer

Bad news for all chatterboxes.  Cell phone use has been linked to brain cancer in a recent study on adult males, apparently due to the radiation they emit.  Enough time has passed since the invention of cell phones to have some empirical data and the rate of brain tumors doubled in cell phone users over ... Read more

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WRONG NUMBER: National Don’t Call Registry

It’s 6pm and the family has just sat down at the table to enjoy dinner together when the phone rings.   Who could be calling at dinnertime?  Doesn’t everyone know NOT to call at dinnertime?  Yes!  Most people do, but telemarketers aren’t most people…they are telemarketers.  They know when you are home, at dinner, with your ... Read more

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BRAINS NOT BOMBS: Cyber Worm Destroys Iran Nuclear Capabilities

According to the New York Times, a super slinky cyber worm wiggled its way into Iran’s nuclear centrifuges and hindered their ability to make an atomic bomb.  So, for all of us who feared what was next from that region of the world – Iran can’t bomb it’s neighbors, at least not for 3-ish years.  ... Read more

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LET’S FACE IT: Zuckerberg Wins Time Person Of The Year

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine’s person of the year for 2010.  While a 19-year-old sophomore at Harvard, he began Thefacebook.com from his dorm room.  His simple mission was to connect college kids through social networking.  Today, Facebook has 550 million members, who speak 75 languages and log 700 billion minutes a month on ... Read more

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CYBER STALKING: GEOtags On Cellphones

Hey MAMAS – a word of caution today! Apparently, all cell phones made after 2005 have GPS tracking, “It’s usually latitude and longitude coordinates that can be used to be put into a mapping program to show exactly where you are,” said Lieutenant Dennis Lane from the New York Police Department’s Computer Crimes Squad.  So, ... Read more

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SWEET CYBER REVENGE: Wikileaks “Hacktivist” Attack- UPDATED 12/16

WIKI UPDATE: To keep you in the loop MAMAS…The Guardian reports: “Britain’s high court today decided to grant bail to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape.”   Add another word to the urban dictionary: “Hacktivists!” These internet activists have promised to bring down the websites of ... Read more

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NOBLE NOBEL: Father Of Test Tube Technology Wins Prize

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