Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Is Phil Hellmuth the greatest player ever?

July 11th, 2011 4 comments

Phil Hellmuth may be the most decorated WSOP Player in history, but is he the best player ever?

It’s an argument that has some teeth to it, and you can make a case.  This year’s World Series of Poker saw The Poker Brat make 3 final tables, and pit himself heads-up for career WSOP Bracelet Number 12 all three times.  However, in every case he fell just one spot short and failed to extend his record of the most bracelets in WSOP history.  Despite the lack of titles this year, Phil Hellmuth saw the most profitable World Series of Poker of his career in 2011 with the Main Event still pending, a truly remarkable feat considering all of his prior accolades. His incredible play at this World Series has made him the front runner for Player of the Year honors.  But do the achievements of 2011 combined with the list of unprecedented accomplishments from years past make perhaps the most recognizable player in the game of poker, the greatest player ever?  Now that is a question worth talking about. Read more…

Is my kid still too young to have a Facebook account?

June 2nd, 2011 No comments

At what age is it appropriate for kids to start using Facebook?

I took this question to twitter today to find out how young is too young to be on Facebook?  But I wanted an avenue for people to expand on their thoughts that was greater than just 140 characters.

Before we get too deep into this, Facebook has in their terms and conditions an age requirement that children must be at least 13 years of age to have a Facebook account.  This is largely because their site, which shares personal and private information including name, age, address, and other such data, falls under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) of 1998.  Facebook has to answer to COPPA as well as the Federal Trade Commission, which determines that the age at which children are mature enough to exchange information such as what transpires on Facebook at 13.  This is from the Facebook Terms and conditions page: Read more…