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  • We all have those friends – the ones that post status updates continuously throughout the day, overwhelming your news feed with pictures of their breakfast croissant, pictures of their dogs, their grocery list, and the latest viral videos.  You like this friend and want to stay in touch, but you’re just not interested in every single detail of their daily life. 
Here’s an updated method for keeping someone’s updates off your news feed.

    How to use the Facebook Acquaintances List to hide annoying updates

    We all have those friends – the ones that post status updates continuously throughout the day, overwhelming your news feed with pictures of their breakfast croissant, pictures of their dogs, their grocery list, and the latest viral videos. You like this friend and want to stay in touch, but you’re just not interested in every single detail of their daily life. Here’s an updated method for keeping someone’s updates off your news feed.

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  • In a recent People magazine interview, Angelina Jolie mentioned that she and her husband Brad Pitt have hired a cyber security team to monitor the Internet and social media content that their children encounter.  I'm sure that most any parent would agree that keeping tabs on what your kids are doing online is a daunting task.  But is this the right approach? Here's where I think Brad and Angie have gone wrong and what I suggest they do instead.

    Digital Parenting, Hollywood Style: Do’s and Don’ts from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

    In a recent People magazine interview, Angelina Jolie mentioned that she and her husband Brad Pitt have hired a cyber security team to monitor the Internet and social media content that their children encounter. I'm sure that most any parent would agree that keeping tabs on what your kids are doing online is a daunting task. But is this the right approach? Here's where I think Brad and Angie have gone wrong and what I suggest they do instead.

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  • Happy New Year! WordPress was kind enough to prepare a year-in-review report for me so I thought I’d share some of the information with you.  I also want to say a big THANKS to all of you who are reading this! When it comes to keeping our children safe online, a community of concerned, informed and engaged parents is the best defense.  I hope to continue to provide you all with information in the coming year that will help you in this regard.

    Be Web Smart Year in Review 2014

    Happy New Year! WordPress was kind enough to prepare a year-in-review report for me so I thought I’d share some of the information with you. I also want to say a big THANKS to all of you who are reading this! When it comes to keeping our children safe online, a community of concerned, informed and engaged parents is the best defense. I hope to continue to provide you all with information in the coming year that will help you in this regard.

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  • When iOS 8 was announced, I was pleased to see the new Family Sharing features.  Family sharing allows you to share purchases among family members, use a shared photo library and family calendar, and easily share your location so you can find each other on a map.  Family sharing also allows for the creation of Apple ID’s for those under age thirteen.  These all seem like great features in theory.  But how do they actually work in practice? Here are some of the pros and cons of Apple Family Sharing.

    iOS Family Sharing Pros and Cons

    When iOS 8 was announced, I was pleased to see the new Family Sharing features. Family sharing allows you to share purchases among family members, use a shared photo library and family calendar, and easily share your location so you can find each other on a map. Family sharing also allows for the creation of Apple ID’s for those under age thirteen. These all seem like great features in theory. But how do they actually work in practice? Here are some of the pros and cons of Apple Family Sharing.

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