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Gone Forever…

I inadvertently deleted more than 4 GB of pictures and video of our 10-month-old girl. I can’t recreate her first smile, laugh, or dip in the swimming pool, but the gut-wrenching feeling I’d had a few years before didn’t come.

UK: 2 Valuable Views on Net Safety, Part 1

Two milestone documents out of the UK - one requested by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and the other a set of guidelines for social-networking-service best practices - have just been released. Both are relevant wherever young people are online, including in the US, and haven't seen a comprehensive Net-safety report since Web 1.0 days.

Blogger Review Board: Mozy

We value a good first hand review as much as the next mom so we’ve created the TodaysMama Blogger Review Board. This month, they tackle Mozy’s online back up service - see how their experience stacked up.

The Latest Technopanic

No comparative study has been done, but - having recently traveled around the world for 10 months and talked with people involved with children's online safety in a number of countries - I can tell you more than impressionistically that no country has experienced an extended technopanic about predators on the social Web quite the way the US has.