[FoRK] [Stupid idea series] Household Internet usage display

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 17:01:03 PST 2013


Yeah, I'd find it useful too.

No matter what I start my son off with on YouTube, he ends up finding
a trail of recommendations to Bob the Builder. So I can't allocate
extra video time for things that are good for his mind.

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 6:58 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
> I'd definitely use it!  My kids are only 7 and 10, but already watching
> stupid youtube videos and CoD.  Their favorite song, Thrift Shop, says
> "f****ng awesome' about a million times too even though it's the clean
> version, they didn't quite blank it out well enough.
>
> Speaking of which, I put both a screen saver and app controller onto my
> galaxy tab.  They figured it out in two seconds by looking at the
> fingerprint smears on the screen.
>
> Sigh.
>
> Greg
>
>
> On 2/7/2013 9:47 PM, Rohit Khare wrote:
>>
>> A small LCD mounted in the kitchen that displays whatever is on screen
>> with
>> other devices in the household. For families with kids and relatively open
>> Internet usage policies, it would be a version of "put the PC in
>> a public place". You could put a VNC tap on every digital screen in the
>> house, or just sit on top of the router and proxy SSL, etc to capture
>> traffic flying by. I guess you could go further and Greek out actual text
>> of emails and such, but you'd have a the equivalent of a mini panopticon.
>>
>> I think this is not really a problem, since you have to build trust with
>> kids in other ways, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
>>
>> RK
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