Peer-to-Peer Playgrounds for the Tech Savvy Toddler and Tween Set

16Jun07

A new generation of web users will be the first to completely grow up on the “world live web.” For the net’s youngest users, concepts like Second Life will seem like second nature.

clipped from www.nytimes.com
Presleigh is part of a booming phenomenon, the growth of a new wave of interactive play sites for a young generation of Internet users, in particular girls.

Millions of children and adolescents are spending hours on these sites, which offer virtual versions of traditional play activities and cute animated worlds that encourage self-expression and safe communication. They are, in effect, like Facebook or MySpace with training wheels, aimed at an audience that may be getting its first exposure to the Web.

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