Massive list O’ links for the week

Here we go (newest finds to older finds):

Rock Band & the Beatles coming this September
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000861.html?categoryid=1009&cs=1&nid=2570

NBCU wants to create some branded content
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101650

Pixar’s gender problem
http://www.film.com/features/story/pixars-gender-problem/26520445

Dark Superheroes and Childish Action Figures
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-03/pl_brown

Young Adults gravitate towards Tween/13 year old girl literature?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/05/AR2009030501541.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

Parents think games are a great social exercise for kids
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/microsoft/4942975/More-than-half-of-parents-view-video-games-as-a-great-social-experience-says-survey.html

Firefox more popular than Internet Explorer 6??
http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/03/04/firefox.overtakes.ie6/

Yahoo Sports selects National Football for content
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101535

Disney + Star Wars = Weird (fun link)
http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2009/03/goofbaca-and-sl.html

Do you know where your kids are? Disney does….
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2168

A collection of stats from adult social networks
http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2009/01/11/a-collection-of-soical-network-stats-for-2009/

Cool ‘future of virtual worlds’ video
http://secondslog.blogspot.com/2009/03/future-of-virtual-world-creation.html

User Generated Avatars coming soon to Xbox Live
http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2009/03/05/user-generated-avatars-coming-soon-to-xbox-live/

Shidonni is all over the news lately
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/cvsherman/news/~3/E7RPMEQxOQA/shidonni-and-babyfirsttv-partner-for-branded-content-and-distribution.html

Top teen brands (global)
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/TRUGlobalTeenStudy/GlobalTeenBrands/prweb2193514.htm

Gen Y visit Social Networks, don’t always Join
http://www.bizreport.com/2009/03/study_gen_y_visits_doesnt_join_branded_networks.html

Club Penguin parallels Oscars, but with own plays (voting & UGC-ish contributions)
http://community.clubpenguin.com/blog/2009/03/penguin-play-awards-coming.php

Dizzywood gets bigger
http://www.dizzywood.com/blog/explorers/new-stuff/new-map-of-dizzywood/

Twitter pulls skittles campaign
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101437

Something fun to cheer you up:
http://www.ronwinter.tv/drums.html

Your game is a service
http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2009/03/04/your-game-is-a-service-business/

General Mills plays on nostalgia
http://adage.com/article?article_id=135015

Girls clothing store “Justice” launches virtual world
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/03/girls-retail-store-justice-launches-virtual-world.html

Activision thinks about acquisitions
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aHj2T0wkztkU&refer=us

iPhone web surfing safe kids
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/03/appiphilia-safe.html

Facebook: a guide for social media marketers
http://mashable.com/2009/03/04/new-facebook-pages/

A new non-sporty line of clothing from Adidas
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/fashion/05CRITIC.html?_r=2&ref=style

A review of Flower and the rise of paidia gamig
http://gamineexpedition.blogspot.com/2009/03/flower-and-rise-of-paidia-gaming.html

More on the twitter/skittle debacle
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101486

Teens like the new presidential administration
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101233

Tween do-it-yourself clothing
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101060

TV everywhere as long as you pay for it
http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=134961

Happy belated burfday, Dr. Seuss
http://www.examiner.com/x-562-Book-Examiner~y2009m3d2-Happy-Birthday-Dr-Seuss-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-Dr-Seuss-and-2-great-Seussthemed-gifts

Facebook gets a restraining order against spammers (this seems almost impossible)
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101328

Coolest hoodie ever
http://i.gizmodo.com/5163280/new-batman-hoodie-probably-wont-protect-you-against-bullies

How safe are the multiplayer games
http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-blogs/ajc/parenting/entries/2009/02/01/kids_offered_mo.html

Shidonni wins for creative Start up
http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/03/shidonni-wins-gameis2009-award-for-startups.html

Common Sense Media tips about virtual worlds
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/online-worlds-young-kids-tips#

Smarty Card is now live
https://smartycard.com
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/cvsherman/news/~3/NUhg6_8npe4/smartycard-ties-learning-games-to-virtual-rewards-eight-virtual-world-partners-at-launch.html

Scapenation is now live
http://www.scapenation.com

Stardoll & Kohl’s campaign
http://www.ypulse.com/ypulse-case-study-stardoll-and-kohls-back-to-school-campaign

Man U goalie uses ipod to succeed
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/

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  1. March 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Hey, Izzy, have you played with ‘SuperSecret’ for tweens yet? I’m logged in now…curious. p.s. Our Elf Island GoodQuest will now be in May…(love those polar bears they’ve got up right now!) 🙂

  1. March 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm

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