2011 was a big year for us here at Kiwi Commons and that was definitely reflected on our blog. As the year comes to an end, we wanted to reflect on the stories that helped fuel our passion for Internet safety, and the posts that brought out the fun side of the online world. Here are the top 10 Kiwi stories of 2011!
As technology becomes more and more a part of our daily lives, people are turning to their favorite gadgets and websites for inspiration for their Halloween costumes. From YouTube videos to walking iPhones that actually work, this Halloween saw an all-time high of innovative tech-inspired costumes.
In November, Call of Duty’s latest, Modern Warfare 3 finally hit stores. With the anticipation for the new video game, sales were expected to be at an all-time high. Since we were sure that many parents would be gifting their kids with the highly-anticipated game, we provided a few tips that parents should keep in mind.
Pakistan has seen its fair share of drama this year when it comes to controlling the use of citizen’s online lives. Just last month, it was revealed that Pakistan would be banning text messages that included specific words that were deemed “obscene,” such as “loser” and “fairy.”
In October, a 14-year-old girl was caught on tape performing sex acts on a boy at school. Once the video hit the Internet, the name Amber Cole was trending all over the world. In our 7th most popular story of the year, we explore social media’s role in the world finding out about Amber Cole and the stream of harassing comments that followed.
Back in March of 2010, we came across some privacy flaws on Facebook. In the post, we urged our readers to consistently check up on their privacy settings since Facebook makes updates on a regular basis. Since the social networking site made several major changes this year, the tips in this post once again became useful to our readers.