Smurf and Re-Smurf

The real power of the in-continuity revival is its ability to bridge an original audience with a new one. Fans of the prior version are not alienated since they are in fact watching “the same” show or movie they have always loved. New viewers, however, feel they are seeing something new and exciting, not some geeky rerun. When shared with someone you love, the in-continuity revival can be an entertaining bonding experience through story and shared character.

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Social Parenting: A Toolbox

Contrary to Facebook’s guidance, a healthy social web is comprised of an ecosystem of diverse platforms, not one that is locked inside a single walled garden. There are still plenty of options out there for parents looking for Facebook-free platforms that offer social networking training wheels to kids.

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