Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Replacement Neighborhoods Lead to Replacement Fences

The increase in hoary stories about MySpace and other social networking sites aimed at teens has been an interesting side note for me. They seem obvious in a world where the Internet is increasingly pervasive. More so since the American neighborhood is pretty much dead and gone.

Naturally once kids find a place to communicate without heavy observation, things can get out of hand. Parents and "concerned citizens" want to regulate their use. Unfortunately for the adults in this fight, the kids are better armed to handle the technology. It is practically quite difficult to block access to part the Web (just ask the Chinese government), and the fight will go on until the next fad hits.

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