When you said that Yahoo may be the one to pull it off? What do you have in mind? That Yahoo will be successful in forming a social network for kids? What parental controls do you want to see on Google +? Implementing parental controls in an email set up is quite different than it is in a social networking case. How do you rate Facebook in this area?
My kids will be excited to watch the recorded versions of these maker sessions but I will not let them join Google Plus to participate live. I like the idea of live, interactive sessions, but not for children via Google Plus right now.
Even my 12 year old is over making things, for the most part. Makezine for kids seems to me to aim at a younger audience: and in fact they are recommending younger children participate by using their parents' Google+ log in (trying to elevate usage of those log ins beyond the current average of three minutes per month).
Facebook's "Improved Friends Lists" are rolling out, but they're very different from Google+ Circles. The latter are like private labels; you're the only one who sees them. The former are like rooms you can invite visitors to, where they see you and each other. Google's approach is better.
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