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OBJECTIVE. Recently, public attention has focused on the possibility that social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are being widely used to sexually solicit underage youth, consequently increasing their vulnerability to sexual victimization. Beyond anecdotal accounts, however, whether victimization is more commonly reported in social networking sites is unknown.
PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS. The Growing up With Media Survey is a national cross-sectional online survey of 1588 youth. Participants were 10- to 15-year-old youth who have used the Internet at least once in the last 6 months. The main outcome measures were unwanted sexual solicitation on the Internet, defined as unwanted requests to talk about sex, provide personal sexual information, and do something sexual, and Internet harassment, defined as rude or mean comments, or spreading of rumors.
RESULTS. Fifteen percent of all of the youth reported an unwanted sexual solicitation online in the last year; 4% reported an incident on a social networking site specifically. Thirty-three percent reported an online harassment in the last year; 9% reported an incident on a social networking site specifically. Among targeted youth, solicitations were more commonly reported via instant messaging (43%) and in chat rooms (32%), and harassment was more commonly reported in instant messaging (55%) than through social networking sites (27% and 28%, respectively).
CONCLUSIONS. Broad claims of victimization risk, at least defined as unwanted sexual solicitation or harassment, associated with social networking sites do not seem justified. Prevention efforts may have a greater impact if they focus on the psychosocial problems of youth instead of a specific Internet application, including funding for online youth outreach programs, school antibullying programs, and online mental health services.
Aggregage– a new site with a content marketing focus.Agregage creates
online “curated” communities by centralizing content from quality blogs, whitepapers, social networks around particular topics and then it is displayed on a new site dedicated to that given topic.
Amplify– “The easiest way to clip, share and discuss things that interest you.” Add the Amplify web clipper to your browser to clip and share things you find on the web.
BagTheweb– BagTheWeb helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a “bag” to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web.
Blekko – “Provides a differentiated editorial voice in search.”
BlogBridge– BlogBridge is for true info-junkies who want a better way to wrangle all their RSS feeds from blogs and news into one pretty cool organizer.
Bookriff – . Riffs are remixes of published books, essays, magazine articles, and your own content.
Bundlr– Create topic pages with photos, videos, tweets and documents. Share them with everyone
CIThread– This has a content marketing focus.Simplifies content marketing production, distribution, measurement & optimization across multiple initiatives & social channels.
Clipboard – Helps organize content, facilitates collaboration and sharing with others.
Curata– Curata helps marketers maximize their content curation efforts with web-based tools to easily find, organize and share online content.
Curated.by– let’s you collect & organize topic based content (media, links, tweets) into bundles.
Curation Station – allows users to gather information, select the items that fit their goals, and then distribute them . A paid service targeting marketers.
Eqentia “From your context, let us find you content. From that content, let us find you people. You take action.” Aggregate, curate, and re-publish content what matters.
Evri – automatically and constantly indexes millions of topic-specific streams from thousands of different sources to filter through the web and delivers customized news experiences.
Factiva-a business intelligence platform- with a unique combination of authoritative business news and Information, plus sophisticated tools, Factiva helps you easily find, monitor, interpret and share the essential information your organization commands.
Feedly– a simple and elegant way to read and share the content of your favorite sites.
Flockler– Drawing from social media and the web, publishing videos, photos and text, and personal commentary and editorial, Flockler lets you curate for a particular subject, event, person or business.
iFlow– a real-time, online information exchange that brings together everything you want. You can organize, combine, filter, curate or remix your flows to get a different view on your content and/or to share.
kbucket– KBucket is a user indexed search site. A place where experts “content curators” organize, comment, tag and publish their research.
Keepstream a social media curation tool that helps organize tweets, into shareable, embeddable collection pages.
Kurat helps you to discover relevant content on specific topics. Within Kurat you can easily curate this information and publish it. Kurat can be used as content discovery and publishing tool behind company social media efforts and as a personal newsreader.
Loud3r– a real-time content discovery, curation and publishing platform that delivers the best news, blogs, photos, videos and social media about any topic.
My6sense -Read and share your relevant content from your RSS and social streams.
Mlkshk– Save, Share and Discover.Use browser extensions to save with a simple right-click.Pick a topic (Shake) and Invite other MLKSHKers in to post and curate their submissions with one click.
Mysinydicaat– a personalized agregator built on the idea that it should be easy to collect, filter, share web content that is important to you.
Paper.il-Paper il crawls the web linked to your topic. Once set up the curation is updated automatically.
Pearltrees – collects, organize and share everything you like on the web.
Pinterest– a Virtual Pinboard that lets you organize and share all the things you find on the web.
PostPost – PostPost is the Twitter strip search tool. It strips out the noise by delivering search results from the people on Twitter you value the most.
Qrait– A realtime curation platform designed to fulfill the needs of content curators.Qrait lets you combine real-time filtering and your own personal touch to create something of value.
Redux is a new kind of TV—hundreds of channels of entertaining, and-picked video, all from a community of curators.
Scoop.it– Create a topic of interest, Scoop.it crawls the web for related content that you can select and curate for your online magazine.
Shareist – Lets you create your own custom curation website. discover, create, organize, and share content that matters to your audience.
Snip.it– create collections of links (we call them snips), add your thoughts & discover others with relevant opinions on issues you care about.
Story Crawler– intelligently searches and gathers information across multiple online platforms—whether it be social media, news articles, blogs, RSS feeds, video sites forums and user generated content—to bring users the most relevant real-time data.
Storyfy– Lets you curate social networks to build social stories, bringing together media scattered across the Web into a coherent narrative.
Storyful– Storyful was founded by journalists who wanted to separate the news from the noise of the real-time web. Storyful is used to curate “stories” via social media tools, images and videos.
Summify– recently purchased by Twitter, Summify Creates a beautiful daily summary of the most relevant news from your social networks.
Themeefy– discover, curate, compile and publish your knowledge from the web to personal Theme magazine(s).
Yourversion “The best way to discover new content that’s relevant to you.” YourVersion brings you the latest news, blogs, tweets, and videos on your chosen topics in one place.YourVersion automatically organizes the bookmarks by topic for you.