Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Facebook for Kids?

Facebook for Kids? - JAM Ages Down Social Networking with MyPicme

Emily Claire Afan | KidScreen. Toronto, Ont.: May 2007. pg. 25

Abstract
JAM Media's preschool show Picme is migrating from the small screen to the online realm this month with the launch of a new interactive web hub. The Irish prodco plans to roll out its own dedicated MyPicme domain by year's end, but first it will debut as a page on www.nickjr.co.uk, and the goal is to convince the show's other international broadcasters (including S4C in Wales, US HD channel Animania and France's TPS Jeunesse) to do the same. The MyPicme site borrows some of the same social networking elements that make MySpace and Facebook so popular.

JAM Media's preschool show Picme is migrating from the small screen to the online realm this month with the launch of a new interactive web hub. The Irish prodco plans to roll out its own dedicated MyPicme domain by year's end, but first it will debut as a page on www.nickjr.co.uk, and the goal is to convince the show's other international broadcasters (including S4C in Wales, US HD channel Animania and France's TPS Jeunesse) to do the same. The MyPicme site borrows some of the same social networking elements that make MySpace and Facebook so popular. Parents can use these tools to help their kids create profile pages by listing personal details like their friends, fave TV shows and desserts ... .

Source [http://www.kidscreen.com/articles/magazine/20070501/facebook.html]

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