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10 Reasons Why You Can't Be Facebook Friends with Your Kids - Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago
If you have a child of a literate age with computer acces... [AllFacebook]

Rejected Ad for Two-Month-Old Seeking Heart Transplant Causes PR Nightmare for Facebook - Posted September 11, 2014
Facebook attempted to put out another public-relations b... [AllFacebook]

iPhone App Sickweather Taps Public Facebook, Twitter Posts to Tell Users Where Kids Have the Flu - Posted August 26, 2014
With school starting up again, what if parents had an application that mined public posts on Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gets an F for Back-to-School Shopping - Posted August 19, 2014
A recent survey from multichannel loyalty and enga... [AllFacebook]

Sprint's Virgin Mobile Prepaid Service Offering Facebook-Only Data Plan - Posted July 30, 2014
A Facebook-only data plan? It's one of the options being offered by Sprint's ... [AllFacebook]

WARNING: Johnson & Johnson Is Not Giving Away Baby Relief Kits On Facebook - Posted July 9, 2014
Baby products from Johnson & Johnson might be staples in several households, but sadly, the pharmaceutical g... [AllFacebook]

Meredith Expands Parents Brand - Posted June 24, 2014
The target demo: Hispanic millennial moms. The targeting company: Meredith. The target launch date: Spring 2015. From today's announcement: "Our research shows that nine out of 10 second-generation Hispanic moms find t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith Expands Parents Brand - Posted June 24, 2014
The target demo: Hispanic millennial moms. The targeting company: Meredith. The target launch date: Spring 2015. From today's announcement: "Our research shows that nine out of 10 second-generation Hispanic moms find t... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Urges Ninth U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals To Uphold Sponsored Stories Settlement - Posted June 3, 2014
Facebook urged the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Ap... [AllFacebook]

Earn $1.50 a Word and Up at Parents, the Mag for Millennial Moms - Posted May 13, 2014
While there are plenty of magazines geared toward child-rearing and pregnancy, Parents identifies itself as being the parenting resource for millennial moms. Deputy editor Diane Debrovner explains that these new mothers are "vi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Earn $1.50 a Word and Up at Parents, the Mag for Millennial Moms - Posted May 13, 2014
While there are plenty of magazines geared toward child-rearing and pregnancy, Parents identifies itself as being the parenting resource for millennial moms. Deputy editor Diane Debrovner explains that these new mothers are "vi... [FishbowlNY]

Pitch Parents, Parents.com With the Modern-Day Mom in Mind - Posted May 13, 2014
Parents, which focuses on millennial moms, is on the hunt for fresh new writers. The monthly mag offers plenty of opportunities for freelancers -- it's 70 percent freelance written, after all -- who can write from personal experience in a friendly, nonjudgmental tone about everything from potty training to breastf... [10,000 Words]

Ex-Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman Surfaces At Education Startup Remind101 - Posted March 21, 2014
Former Facebook Software Engineer Josh Wiseman, who left the company l... [AllFacebook]

Settlement Of Sponsored Stories Class-Action Suit Vs. Facebook Faces More Challenges - Posted February 13, 2014
The ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: 73% Of U.S. Teens Are On Facebook - Posted February 4, 2014
As Facebook turns 10 Tuesday, ... [AllFacebook]

Parental Monitoring On Social Media: How Much is Too Much? - Posted December 3, 2013
As having a presence on social media sites becomes more prevalent among younger teens, parental monitoring on social media on the rise. But is that really a good idea in a mixed public and private space? Teens who create a social media profile, especially if it is their ... [SocialTimes.com]

Disney Loves to Kill Parents and Make Your Kids Watch - Posted December 2, 2013
Whelp. Only if that dream is to see your Mom and Dad die for the holidays. I'm done. Out. The next time there's a Disney animation film, my beloved children are going to have to w... [PRNewser]

Mark Zuckerberg's Startup: Education Leads Funding Round For Panorama Education - Posted October 21, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg put his money where his mouth has been in terms of support for... [AllFacebook]

'What's Your Excuse?': When A Well-Intentioned Facebook Post Goes Bad - Posted October 15, 2013
One of the dangers of posting on Facebook and other social media sites is that posts can be taken the wrong way, which is exactly what seems to have happened to Maria Kang, a 32-year-old mother of three and fit... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Publishes Facebook For Educators And Community Leaders Guide - Posted September 25, 2013
Facebook Wednesday published a valuable resource to help ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Bullying Still An Issue On Facebook - Posted August 12, 2013
Bullying continues to be an issue on Facebook, despite the social network's efforts to quell it, as 89 percent of respondents to a ... [AllFacebook]

Pixie Scientific Developing Smart Diapers to Safely Monitor Your Baby's Health - Posted July 10, 2013
Pixie Scientific is developing a smarter diaper with built-in urine tests that gives colorful results as scan-able QR codes. Unlike Huggie's Tweetpee, the diapers are not continually transmitting any electronic signals to your phone. In order to monitor your pee results, you just scan the QR code. The data from your... [FishbowlDC]

STUDY: Kids Try To Access Social Networks Nearly Twice As Much As Porn Sites - Posted June 5, 2013
Nearly twice as many attempts by kids to circumvent the parental controls of users of ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Parents Have No Clue What Their Kids Are Doing On Facebook, Other Social Networks - Posted June 4, 2013
Parents may think they know what their teenagers a... [AllFacebook]

Get Your Kid Stories Published in Parents - Posted June 3, 2013
The tagline of "Healthy kids, happy families" encompasses both Parents' content and attitude. The magazine is primarily a service magazine, and editors deliver what readers initially come to the magazine for: information about children's health, safety, nutrition, discipline and development. ... [PRNewser]

REPORT: Teens Still Use Facebook (And Can Master Privacy Settings) - Posted May 21, 2013
Yes, teenagers use Facebook. And although whether or not they'll be using Facebook in a few years remains to be seen, the s... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Resources To Help Victims Of Oklahoma Tornado - Posted May 21, 2013
Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., Monday and resulted in several deaths, a Facebook user in nearby Shawnee launched a Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Parents Share More Videos of Kids Than Cats, Survey Finds [Infographic] - Posted May 21, 2013
No wonder Grumpy Cat is so grumpy: parents are now sharing more videos of their kids than of their cats, according to a survey of parents by Magisto.com and PlayScience global research firm. In fact, parents are three times more likely to shoot and share videos of their kids (27 percent)... [SocialTimes.com]

People Aren't Stealing Your Facebook Photos: A Lesson In Privacy - Posted May 20, 2013
A new rumor has been sweeping Facebook -- that people are stealing photos of users' children and posting them to a page called "Infancy." The status that I saw -- which had been shared 600 times back then and more than 3,500 times at the time of writing -- claimed that... [AllFacebook]

Child Safety Groups Take Aim At Instagram - Posted May 15, 2013
Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Inst... [AllFacebook]

Meredith Buys and Folds Parenting and Babytalk - Posted May 14, 2013
Meredith Corporation couldn't strike a deal with Time Inc., but it had better luck with Bonnier Corporation. Meredith just announced that it has acquired Parenting and Babytalk magazines -- along with their websites -- from Bonnier. The magazines will then be folded into Meredi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith Buys and Folds Parenting and Babytalk - Posted May 14, 2013
Meredith Corporation couldn't strike a deal with Time Inc., but it had better luck with Bonnier Corporation. Meredith just announced that it has acquired Parenting and Babytalk magazines -- along with their websites -- from Bonnier. The magazines will then be folded into Meredi... [FishbowlNY]

Huggies Tweetpee Notifies Parents when Babies Wet Their Diapers - Posted May 9, 2013
Huggies have created a new electronic gadget for Brazilian parents and their smart phones. The owl-shaped, wireless device monitors humidity and sends an electronic alert to a smart phone when the baby's diaper gets wet. The ad is not in English, but you can tell from the ad that the app... [Inside Mobile Apps]

INFOGRAPHIC: Teen Safety On Facebook From The Point Of View Of Parents, Employers - Posted May 7, 2013
There is no shortage of advice for younger users on Facebook, but if the same mistakes weren't being made, the same type of advice wouldn't be so valuable. The latest rendition comes from Mobistealth, which tailored its... [AllFacebook]

MOTHER'S DAY: Facebook Examines Connections Between Moms, Kids - Posted May 7, 2013
With Mother's Day on the calenda... [AllFacebook]

50 Reasons Why Parents Hate Social Media - Posted May 2, 2013
Cyber-bullying is a very real thing, and some would argue that it's more prevalent than ever. Twitter trolls, creators of nasty parody accounts, sexters, and Facebook harassers are enough to make a parent want to cance... [AllTwitter]

SURVEY: Don't Be Facebook Friends With Boss - Posted April 17, 2013
Should you be friends with your boss o... [AllFacebook]

10 Reasons Why Parents Of Preteens Should Deny Them Facebook Accounts - Posted March 22, 2013
You must be at least 13 years old to join Facebook, but many kids ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: A Family Affair - Posted December 6, 2012
If your children are in their early to mid-20s, don't hold your breath waiting for Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Woman's Day Adds Senior Editor - Posted November 27, 2012
Woman's Day has named Taryn Mohrman a senior editor. Mohrman comes to the magazine from P... [FishbowlLA]

Travel Site Designed by Parents Brings Dating Algorithms to Family Travel - Posted November 13, 2012
Traveling with kids can be difficult--there are loads of travel sites out there, but it can be a chore to find recommendations on the best hotels, destinations and activities for families. That's where MiniTime steps in. MiniTime launched this morning as "the first family travel and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Parents Can Monitor Kids' Facebook Activity With SociallyActive - Posted September 25, 2012
Attention, kids on Facebook: Big Brother... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Launch Of A Platform For Good - Posted September 12, 2012
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the ... [AllFacebook]

Do Your Facebook Friends Post Too Many Baby Pictures? - Posted August 1, 2012
The creator of STFU, Parents, a ... [AllFacebook]

How Parents Can Control Their Smartphone Using Apps - Posted July 27, 2012
Giving a kid a smartphone is a really good way to entertain them while you are busy, but parents who do so should consider protecting their kids from viewing or even purchasing content that you don't want them to see. To help do this, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook App, Firefox Plugin Analyze Facebook Friends To Root Out Potential Fakes - Posted July 9, 2012
A new tool to help ... [AllFacebook]

Study: Most Parents Have No Clue What Their Teens Are Doing On Facebook, Online - Posted June 25, 2012
Six out of 10 teens have witnessed cruel behavior on... [AllFacebook]

Advocacy Group To Facebook: Don't Track Kids - Posted June 18, 2012
As Facebook considers letting kids younger than 13 create accounts, the ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Testing Technologies To Allow Children Under 13, With Parental Controls - Posted June 4, 2012
According to published reports, Facebook is testing technology aimed at scrapping its oft-ig... [AllFacebook]

61% Of Parents Log Onto Kids' Facebook Accounts - Posted April 18, 2012
Parents and their kids play a cat-and-mouse game on Facebook: The former tries to keep tab on the latter, which responds by running faster, prompting the former to do the same. K... [AllFacebook]

Is It Crazy For Parents To Choose A Unique Baby Name Just For The Twitter Handle? - Posted November 29, 2011
When it comes to Twitter handles, @JohnSmith and @JaneSmith are obviously taken. So if you're a brand new parent-to-be and you're stuck with the common surname "Smith", you've got to get pretty creative with your baby's first name i... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Their Kids - Posted July 19, 2011
During my daughter's ballet class, one of the parents told me that she was looking over her child's Facebook page. She knew I wrote about social media, so she asked me to clarify a few aspects about Facebook she didn't understand. She also mentioned that she didn't understand half of... [SocialTimes.com]

Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying? - Posted July 18, 2011
Parents' associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem? ... [10,000 Words]

Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying? - Posted July 18, 2011
Parents' associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem? ... [AllTwitter]

Tips for Writing a Picture Book - Posted May 9, 2011
Have you got a great idea for a picture book? Writing consultant Renee Gray-Wilburn (pictured, via) offered some advice for working with the form. Gray-Wilburn urged writers to avoid offering parental guidance to young readers in a picture book. She... [GalleyCat]

10 Videos To Celebrate Mom This Mothers Day - Posted May 8, 2011
Have you told your mom 'Happy Mothers Day' yet? Sent a card? Bought her flowers? If not, maybe one of these videos will suffice. We've put together a list of 10 of the best mother-related videos on YouTube, plus one fun customizable e-card that you can send... [SocialTimes.com]

Suzanne Collins Writing 'Most Autobiographical Work to Date' - Posted April 11, 2011
Bestselling author Suzanne Collins (pictured, via) is writing a new picture book. According to The New York Times, the untitled project will be her "most ... [semanticweb.com]

Meredith Launches iPad Versions of Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, and Fitness - Posted March 15, 2011
Moms across the world, dust off your mom jeans and get ready to party, because Meredith has launched iPad versions of its Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, and Fitness brands. All three are... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith Launches iPad Versions of Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, and Fitness - Posted March 15, 2011
Moms across the world, dust off your mom jeans and get ready to party, because Meredith has launched iPad versions of its Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, and Fitness brands. All three are... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Video Network Debuts - Posted December 15, 2010
Meredith announced the launch of the Meredith Video Network... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Parents Brings Flash Cards to Apple Devices - Posted September 22, 2010
Parents is bringing back flash cards, Apple-style, as its editors teamed up with child-development experts to create ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Parents Expands To Saudi Arabia - Posted February 1, 2010
Parents has added an Arabic language version to its team, expanding the brand to countries in the Middle East for the first time. This week, Parents Arabia is hitting newsstands in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with plans for more expansion... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Parents Expands To Saudi Arabia - Posted February 1, 2010
Parents has added an Arabic language version to its team, expanding the brand to countries in the Middle East for the first time. This week, Parents Arabia is hitting newsstands in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with plans for more expansion... [FishbowlNY]

American Baby's Editor-In-Chief Retires - Posted December 7, 2009
Meredith Corp. lost a major player at one of its publications today, but unlike most departures this year, Judy Nolte's exit from ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

American Baby's Editor-In-Chief Retires - Posted December 7, 2009
Meredith Corp. lost a major player at one of its publications today, but unlike most departures this year, Judy Nolte's exit from ... [FishbowlNY]

Parents Deputy Editor Hickey Returns To Ladies' Home Journal - Posted September 28, 2009
Mary C. Hickey, formerly the deputy editor of Meredith's Parents magazine, has return... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Parents Deputy Editor Hickey Returns To Ladies' Home Journal - Posted September 28, 2009
Mary C. Hickey, formerly the deputy editor of Meredith's Parents magazine, has return... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Launches Video On Demand Partnership - Posted September 8, 2009
Thanks to economic pressures, magazine publishers have spent the last year restructuring their business models in order to stay alive. In the past few months, no publisher has announced as many changes and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith Launches Video On Demand Partnership - Posted September 8, 2009
Thanks to economic pressures, magazine publishers have spent the last year restructuring their business models in order to stay alive. In the past few months, no publisher has announced as many changes and ... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Repositions Marketing Approach, Debuts New Logo - Posted August 10, 2009
Meredith Corp., which publishes magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Parents ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith Repositions Marketing Approach, Debuts New Logo - Posted August 10, 2009
Meredith Corp., which publishes magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Parents ... [FishbowlNY]

Olbermann Names Stelter, O'Reilly & Murdoch The Worst|Andersen Blogs At Time.com|The Cheapest & Most Expensive Mags|Time Warner Gets Ready To Dump AOL|Cronkite Myths: Debunked - Posted August 4, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann Names Stelter, O'Reilly & Murdoch The Worst|Andersen Blogs At Time.com|The Cheapest & Most Expensive Mags|Time Warner Gets Ready To Dump AOL|Cronkite Myths: Debunked - Posted August 4, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Publisher Meredith Gets New Consumer Mag President - Posted July 7, 2009
Magazine publisher Meredith Corp. today promoted Chief Revenue Officer Tom Harty to president overseeing the house's consumer magazines. He will retain his CRO title as well as the position of executive ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Publisher Meredith Gets New Consumer Mag President - Posted July 7, 2009
Magazine publisher Meredith Corp. today promoted Chief Revenue Officer Tom Harty to president overseeing the house's consumer magazines. He will retain his CRO title as well as the position of executive ... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith, WE Launch Cross Promotion - Posted May 18, 2009
Meredith Corp., the publisher of magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal, is joining forces with WE tv network, pairing the company's major magazine b... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith, WE Launch Cross Promotion - Posted May 18, 2009
Meredith Corp., the publisher of magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal, is joining forces with WE tv network, pairing the company's major magazine b... [FishbowlNY]

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