Posted by: bahughes13 | June 4, 2012

Isn’t 900 million enough?

Shocking. Absolutely shocking.

OK, it isn’t, but I wish it were. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is considering a plan that would allow children under the age of 13 to create a Facebook account. It would be linked to a parental account, and, at least theoretically, give the parents control over who the child friends, what apps they download, etc.

A study published by Mashable just about six weeks ago shows that as many as 38% of children under age 13 already have accounts. Viewed in the best light possible, this move could potentially make young kids’ online experience safer. If they are going to be on it anyway, make sure the parent is in the loop?

The alternate view, of course, is that Facebook sees millions of tiny little faces to add to its roster of potential sales targets. As they saying goes, hook them early and often?

What do you think Strat Commers? Good or bad?

 

http://mashable.com/2012/06/04/facebook-kids/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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Responses

  1. Would like a “dislike” button right about now…

  2. To paraphrase the movie The Social Network, “You know what would be really cool? Nine-billion.”

    Actually, I think it is shocking. I don’t think it is about safety for Facebook. I think it is about more dollars. To quote another movie, Casino it’s “The dollars, it’s always about the dollars.”

    I think this is bad form.


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