Monday, July 17, 2006

Cartoon #275: “MySpace”

Title: MySpace; Text: (Couple watching TV showing the robot from Lost in Space below the title, 'Lost in MySpace'.) The robot says: 'Danger Danger Will Robinson'. The man watching TV says: 'Must be one of those new Internet safety ads.'
The parent company of announced last week that it is launching a new safety campaign featuring Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit TV series “24”.

Sutherland’s 20-second ad urges parents to monitor their children’s online activity. This comes in response to recent media hysteria about the dangers of sexual predators at social-networking sites like

Last month, a 14-year-old Travis County, Texas girl and her mother filed a $30 million lawsuit against MySpace. The suit claims did not take sufficient steps to protect the teenage girl from being sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man from Buda, Texas.

In the same week, it was reported that MySpace has received more page visits than all other domain names, according to Hitwise, a company that tracks internet use.

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