Most of us know that Internet communities and social networking sites are popular, but how do blogs, podcasts, wikis and companies like Digg and MySpace work? Learn more in the Social Networking section.
Internet sensations like LOLcat and the Harlem Shake didn't happen overnight. OK, maybe they did. But what did these phenomena have in common (besides inanity)? Are there any rules for making pictures, videos or blogs go viral?
Klout is an online service that tracks your digital, well, clout. Is it a useful tool for navigating the social networking realm or a useless toy for social media showoffs? We'll consider the pros and cons.
Failbook is set up to showcase all the wins, fails and facepalms that haunt the spidery halls of Facebook (and other social networks). So what is a "fail," and how do you know if you're committing one?
Think you can keep your teen safe on Facebook by simply avoiding the topic? Good luck. Get ready to talk with your child about balancing the fun of social networking with the dangers of bullies, predators and an everlasting digital footprint.
There are long-running jokes about addiction to the computer. Crackberry, anyone? But it's a very real and, possibly, very dangerous thing that shouldn't be taken lightly. Especially when children are involved. Here's how you can stay on top of it.