July 28, 2016

Which technology rules work?

Since the beginning of time, one of the responsibilities for parents of children has always been setting boundaries. When should they be awake, and when should they sleep? How far down the street can they go with their bike? How much candy is the point of no return? Today, we have extra rules we need to apply. Kids explore everything, and technology puts everything at their fingertips. It can be a great wealth of information for them, but it also can hinder other development when the technology gets in the way. We know when enough is enough, but how do […]
January 28, 2016

Will YouTube kill the TV star?

Who remembers ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ by The Buggles, way back in 1980? I heard this song recently and it got me thinking about how watching video on smart phones and tablets is becoming so pervasive. Will YouTube and streaming services kill TV? And how does this impact our kids? In a recent earnings report, Omid Kordestani, Chief Business Officer at Google, said that YouTube now has over 1 billion users. He spoke about how YouTube is reinventing the television experience for the digital age. On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49 year olds in the US […]