Links from the weekend and then some

Top Console Games for the WORLD in 2008
http://kotaku.com/5144208/these-five-games-were-the-biggest+selling-in-the-world-for-2008

Mommy Bloggers & Love of Social Media
http://www.parenttalktoday.com/parenttalk/2009/01/all-hail-mommy-bloggers-and-social-media.html

Public announcement of Moshi Monster’s membership route (and despite my early thoughts, they actually did a really good job of this)
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/01/moshi-monsters-gets-memberships.html

Facebook users stay engaged despite audience growth
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=99471

Mind Candy (the house behind Moshi Monsters) just bought Tutpup
http://mindcandy.com/2009/02/tutpup-now-part-of-mind-candy/

Analysts praise free-to-play MMO’s but insult MMO players?
http://www.massively.com/2009/02/02/analysts-praise-free-to-play-mmos-casually-insultmmo-players/

More teens are gamers instead of social networkers
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/metrics/e3i4d0245b6b2f3242211c010926f0c61ff

Social Networks for Generation Y
http://mashable.com/2009/01/30/generation-y-social-networks/

Lose of Tween innocence?
http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/at-a-journalism-conference-a-c/?ref=opinion

Neil Gaimon on success after Hary Potter
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-01-30/who-isnt-afraid-of-neil-gaiman

Kids & Reading books online
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/magazine/01wwln-medium-t.html?_r=1&nl=tech&emc=techa1

Common Sense Media is taking on the Super Bowl
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/bad-ads?utm_source=newsletter1.29.09&utm_medium=email&utm_content=text&utm_campaign=feature1

Study challenges predetor danger online (I still say this is something to keep an eye on, but the real problem is the peer v peer – bullying and lack of online guidance in social exploration)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10151959-238.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

Barbie’s house goes online (this is pretty cool, actually – smarrrrt, Mattel)
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009-01-26-mattel-website-main_N.htm

More on teens & cell phones
http://www.ypulse.com/teens-are-married-to-mobile-for-more-than-fun/

Family friendly games & 2008
http://gamineexpedition.blogspot.com/2009/01/did-family-friendly-games-dominate-in.html

Lay-offs at Disney Interactive, no damage to virtual worlds departments
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/01/layoffs-at-disney-interactive-virtual-worlds-largely-unaffected.html

Behavior Targeting
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.san&art_aid=99409#comments

Yahoo! Sports plays with new media
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?id=1006894

Where a lot of the virtual world businesses are located
http://www.mapme.com/map/kzero_virtualworld_hqs

And because this is awesome:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHH-6ZQktRQ

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