your friends. 'My Dweebs' or 'Study Groups' are secure places for your friends only. There is no interaction or communication that can take place without a user becoming your friend. In 'Dweeb Nation' you can find your friends, but they MUST accept your friend invite. We have also been approved by the New Jersey governor's office as a site that can use the 'Report Abuse' symbol. This was not easy to get. We also have a link to Social Safety at the bottom of every page in Dweeber.com. There is an additional "Reporting Abuse" section in Dweeber's FAQ section.
Hope this helps in your efforts?
Thanks again for the question!
"class" in reality & on-line at the same time. I beleive in manners and respect (an old-school belief), to my children I am "dad," my friends may use my first name, I prefer my students and people I don't know to call me Mr. Madsen. Familiarity breeds contempt.
I use social networking and I am expanding how I use it, my experience so far:
* Facebook - friends & relatives, people who are (or were) in my social circles during my life; won't "friend" anyone I don't know directly (won't add friend-of-friend unless referal comes too)
* Linked-In - professional network, former colleagues I've had direct experience working with and whom I respect in their professional behavior / career path; occassional (but rare) overlap with Facebook friends; have used for job searching
* Ning - new to this service; private network option is wonderful! Member of my Corporate Library Group (nationwide spread so this is ideal for us) happy to apply "limits" to who joins & when
I can't see expanding my social networking too extensively because I am not a fan of multiple-multitasking and, frankly, I like to "unplug" and enjoy reality without an electronic tether... For all the "immediacy" of current business practice, unless the field is medicine, most stuff is simply "not that important"…