MySpace is so big, it is the #1 upstream provider of traffic to Google. Last month, MySpace and facebook were both in the top ten sites as as measured by page views. What to make of these statistics? Well, if you are Congress, you try and ban access to these sites from schools and libraries.
I believe that parental involvement and education are good ideas. I think teaching children age-appropriate lessons about the world around them is the responsible thing to do. I keep forgetting the proper way to keep children safe is to hermetically seal them in bubbles until they reach the age of twenty-one. Silly me.
The grand standing and idiocy of DOPA boggles the mind.
Update — see also:
- New Federal Legislation Would Ban Online Social Networks in Schools & Libraries from Andy Carvin’s blog for PBS
- Libraries in Social Networking Software by Meredith Farkas on her blog Information Wants to Be Free — worth reading to the end, where you’ll find great linkage