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Cool Links: Blog Postings About DOPA

Posted May 18, 2006
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When proposed legislation to address the dangers-real and perceived-of online social networking surfaced in Congress recently, the education, library, and ed. tech. blogosphere erupted with commentary about "DOPA," the "Deleting Online Predators Act." Here's a sampling from some of the best known bloggers, each with enough links to keep you occupied and reading for as long as you have time and interest. If you're not up on this, reading these posts will quickly fill you in. (Maybe we should call these "Hot Links.")

Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk blog: Doin' something about DOPA

Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth blog: For Schools & Libraries, Web 2.0 + Congress = 0
Andy Carvin's blog from PBS TeacherSource: New Federal Legislation Would Ban Online Social Networks in Schools & Libraries
Christopher Harris' Infomancy blog: Dealing With DOPA
Will Richardson's Weblogg-ed blog: Headline: Congress Targets Social Network Sites
David Warlick's 2 Cents Worth blog: DOPA-manic, and then, more recently, Online Communities-Except in Schools

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