Adults don’t want to see their beloved children’s classics messed with. But when they do decide to mess with them, they do so with abandon. I consider this all to be satire, or at the very least irony, so I’m taking it as such.
Except for Disney’s Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, which they appear to be actually making. This production brings up a logical fallacy that drives me nuts, the assumption that:
- Kids are ahead of adults in adopting new technologies.
- Adults all love them some blogging and tweeting.
- Therefore: Why aren’t the kids on Twitter? Where are their blogs? What the heck is going on? Hurry, somebody do a study!
It’s a mistake to start with the assumption that just because one demographic has adopted a technology that all others will follow. The better assumption is that no group is going to adopt a technology unless it’s a good lifestyle fit.
So, without further ado, my favorites from the folks at Jezebel.
- margaret48267: are you there god?
- The Twits
- The Bridge to Tumblrbithia
- From The Mixed-Up Tweets Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
- Wikipedia Brown, Boy E-Tective
- The /bin/cat in /dev/hat
- The Little Search Engine That Could
- Charlie and the Chipset Factory
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Code Monkey
- Frog and Toad Are Facebook Friends
- A Rickroll In Time
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Comments Section
- The Fantastic Mr. Firefox
- The Box.net Children
- The Etsy Bitsy Spider
- Charlotte’s Web 2.0
- Hardy Boys: Die Hardyer (ok, so this last one isn’t social media, but I had to include it)