Wednesday, January 17, 2007

MySpace Moves to Give Parents More Information - WSJ.com

Given the relatively low barriers to entry, I suspect it'll be easy for MySpace customers to move to other alternatives... 

In a bid to appease government critics, News Corp.'s popular Web site MySpace.com is planning to offer free parental notification software -- a move that risks alienating its young users.

Parents who install the monitoring software on their home computers would be able to find out what name, age and location their children are using to represent themselves on MySpace. The software doesn't enable parents to read their child's e-mail or see the child's profile page and children would be alerted that their information was being shared. The program would continue to send updates about changes in the child's name, age and location, even when the child logs on from other computers.

Source: MySpace Moves to Give Parents More Information - WSJ.com

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