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Addicted to it…all!

Okay… gotta say it.  I’m officially addicted to twitter in the most unhealthy of ways.  Tweetdeck – braziliant, and it makes twitter actually functional.  I’m not sure how I’ll work the phone into the twitter-obsession… time will tell (and if i find something easy/organic enough to NOT steal minutes or become annoying to open/close).

I’ve been posting randomness & links & quick bits for over a year – but in the last week probably doubled my effort), and I encourage you to jump into twitter and/or subscribe (shameless? Nah, I’m doing you a link/article favor).

http://www.twitter.com/izzyneis

In the meantime, here’s some articles from the past week to check out this fine weekend (if you haven’t already seen ’em):

’30 Rock’ paid Homage to the McFlurry (without Marketing agenda)
http://adage.com/adages/post?article_id=134689

Mom’s & kids & behaviors
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=100698

Children are averaging the age of 8 for cell phones
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologynews/4680507/Children-get-first-mobile-phone-at-average-age-of-eight.html

Cell Phones as learning tools for classroom
http://glickreport.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2009/02/19/a-new-learning-tool-in-the-classroom-cell-phones/

Wii’s 2 target audience: women & boys
http://www.businessinsider.com/wiis-secret-to-success-young-boys-and-old-women-2009-2

More Upper Deck Virtual World News
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/02/upper-deck-supporting-virtual-world-launch-with-sub10k-pr-budget.html

Disney acquires art/kid creation UGC site Kerpoof!
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/02/disney-acquires-kerpoof-for-kidgenerated-content.html

10% of Buildabear store purchases influenced by virtual world
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/02/10-of-buildabear-store-customers-influenced-by-virtual-world.html

Mitch Lasky (JAMDAT) on financing games
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/02/venture-money-g.html

Adidas TV
http://adage.com/madisonandvine/article?article_id=134736

Virtual World & Brands (Show me the money)
http://www.ypulse.com/brands-to-virtual-worlds-show-me-the-real-money

Tweens & recession
http://www.ypulse.com/recession-hits-tweens-but-theres-a-bright-side

A spotlight on UGC contributors
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?id=1006914

Nintendo DSi coming to America
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=100555

Theme Parks & Kiddie Capitalism
http://i.gizmodo.com/5156230/micropolix-theme-park-gives-kids-a-taste-of-the-real-world-through-kiddie-capitalism

Disney’s Cars MMO gets a rather negative review (yaaa-ouch)
http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2009/02/world-of-cars-.html

Multiplatform IP, Chaotic, continues to expand
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-fi-chaotic17-2009feb17,0,6791755.story

A Post on Peer Associative Branding
http://www.ypulse.com/ypulse-guest-post-peer-associative-branding-or-what-if-i-said-your-friends-were-all-doing-it

A 14 year old refuses to stop texting in class and gets arrested
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/14yearold_student_arrested_for_texting_in_0217.html

New FTC Ad guidelines
http://www.netfamilynews.org/2009/02/ftcs-new-behavioral-ad-guidelines.html

More info on Dizzywood’s addition of “pets”
http://www.dizzywood.com/blog/explorers/coming-soon/take-your-critters-everywhere-you-go/

Is there a biological basis for toy choice?
http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2009/02/is-there-a-biol.html

Play N Trade’s franchise model: Toys & Fun
http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneur/2009/march/200162.html

US Social Networks to grow 44% by 2013
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=100485

Facebook’s about face (listens quickly to angry community):
http://venturebeat.com/2009/02/17/facebook-reverts-to-old-terms-of-service-working-on-a-better-new-version/

Keeping aggressive media away from boys could be a bad idea:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/02/keeping-violent-media-away-from-kids-could-be-a-bad-idea.ars

Industry makes pitch that smart phones belong in classroom
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/16/technology/16phone.html?_r=2

Annoying youtube sensation “Fred” (sent that video around last year) gets so popular he appears on iCarly (Nickelodeon)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/02/youtube-sensati.html

Lego eyeing console for Lego Universe
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/02/lego-eying-consoles-for-universe.html

Upper Deck Trading Cards gets a Sports Themed Virtual World
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/02/upper-deck-and-flying-lab-launch-upperdecku.html
http://www.upperdecku.com/

Are Virtual World Gamers More Depressed?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/02/are-virtual-gam.html

HAPPY WEEKEND!

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