A new British study suggests girls are more tech-savvy than boys. They have greater tech access, more gadgets like smartphones and tablets, are more active in social media and are more likely to skip advertising. The study of about 1,000 British schoolchildren aged 8 to 16 indicates a child's bedroom is essentially a tech hub.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, says he has no interest in entering the news business. In a way, he says, Facebook is already in it, with technology that delivers the most relevant content based on user preferences, and opportunities for forums with each post. USA Today reports he believes there is already a lot of "awesome" content out there.
Critics say the proposed Free Flow of Information Act will not prevent the Obama Administration from its most aggressive legal efforts against reporters. US News reports that even supporters of the law concede the courts might restrict journalistic rights under the law. The Online News Association, meanwhile, is notifying members it is going to bat for many digital journalists who might not be clearly shielded and to strengthen the proposed law.
It is becoming clearer that a major parliamentary review is coming for the BBC. The chair of the Commons culture committee is indicating great concern about recent revelations of large payoffs to departing BBC executives. The Guardian says that issue and others appear to be propelling the committee to a major review in advance of government talks on the renewal of the BBC Trust.