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The problem with mobile games

 I have a mild obsession with mobile games. I have 5 to 10 that I play on a daily basis and I am constantly looking for more that I can sink my teeth into.

The problem with mobile games today is that almost every game requires me to pay in order to play it the way I want to. In fact, there an entire community of online gamers that feel the same way. No matter what it says in the description of a mobile game, it is not free. A game may be free to download and play but it allows - and insists - in-app purchases.

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Our kids will be digital

With all of the social networking sites (SNS) today, a lot of what we do is transferred from analogue to digital. I worry for my children; I want them to experience a bit of analogue before being sent into the unforgiving culture of digital.

Social networking sites (SNS) have increased in numbers by large amounts over the past few years. We now have Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Bebo, MySpace, Friendster, Orkut, Netlog, Buzznet, Blogster and that doesn’t even cover the tip of the iceberg. This doesn’t even include networking sites created for more local purposes such as Rhodes University’s RUconnected or  Ratchat created by anonymous Rhodes students.
 
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