QuoteFrom October, MySpace users will be able to use Google to search for groups and friends through the site. Google will also provide text-based adverts triggered by keywords found on the websites. The deal ends speculation about which search engine would serve MySpace. Yahoo and MSN were also reported to have been in the running.
QuoteNo doubt leery of all the problems with MySpace.com, Wal-Mart's site disqualifies any video with "materials that are profane, disruptive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially or ethnically-motivated, or otherwise objectionable." That's why "pending approval" notes dominate pages already created and content is limited to a headline, a fashion quiz and a favorite song. Wal-Mart also plans to e-mail the parents of every registered teen, giving them the discretion to pull a submission.
Said By The ArticleThe lawsuit claims that the Web site does not require users to verify their age and calls the security measures aimed at preventing strangers from contacting users younger than 16 "utterly ineffective." "MySpace is more concerned about making money than protecting children online," said Adam Loewy, who is representing the girl and her mother in the lawsuit against MySpace, parent company News Corp. and Pete Solis, the 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting the girl.
Said By MikeSure, there should be intervention. BUT, its the responsibility of the PARENT to supervise their children, not some company or society. Society as a whole have fallen into the routine of expecting others to take care of our children, and fallen down on the job of being parents.
This child's parents are to blame for not policing their child's online activities. She herself shares some of the blame, as it was SHE that allowed a stranger to pick her up and molest her.