Today is National Cupcake Day which is ironic considering all the press Lisa Ellis is getting for having her naked body turn up on Wyclef Jean’s cell phone. If it were National Titty Cupcake Day it would be perfect for Miss Ellis. Of course she is busy looking for a new job right now so it probably doesn’t matter to her.
As you all know I can’t have cupcakes today or for the rest of the week because I am still off carbs! Don’t forget to enter the contest to win three bars of Happy Goats Soap. I’ll be picking the winner on Friday.
As a single mom I let my kids go online for way too long and I let them watch way too much TV. I don’t monitor much for my son anymore but I do for my daughter. She is allowed to watch kid shows and go to online sites specifically for her age group. Because I am an often broke single mom I don’t give my kids a credit card to use online. We do a lot of trial offers but I don’t buy games for my kids. My son has a job and can buy his own and my daughter can just keep whining.
Not allowing them to use my credit cards or my Paypal account makes me think I have a little control over what they do or don’t do.
Two sites are out there that want to really mess with parents. I am sure this was the goal when they were created.
The first one is Kwedit. The tagline is Play now, Pay later. The site is for kids, who don’t have credit to be able to buy games online with only their word. They must promise to pay the debt in 7 to 14 days by going to a 7-11 and paying the bill. If they keep their promise and pay their kwedit limit gets increased. If you have kids go to this site now and block it on your computer. I’d rather give them my credit card than have to drive them to a 7-11 once a week. Thankfully we don’t have any 7-11s anymore.
The other site to keep you kids away from is Chatroulette! Chatroulette is a bunch of people on a site with their webcam and sitting in front of their computer waiting for someone to talk to them. Kinda like speed dating or something. The site was created by a 17 year old Russian kid who had no idea what the hell he was doing. He had no agenda, he just thought it would be neat. Right now it might be filled with normal people who are just curious to see who is out there but eventually it will morph into a site for pedophiles. There is no logging in, no profiles to create, no information stored. Just a place for perverts to sit and wait for their next victim.
Don’t you just love the internet? There is something for everyone.
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I’m hungry for a cupcake now. Okay a dozen cupcakes. Yummy.
As for the other two sites…they should be ashamed of themselves. There is weirdness everywhere.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
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Oh and I thought the little franks were too small. Just saying. 🙂
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say, is that goat soup any good?
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Who doesn’t love cupcake? Satan and pedophiles, that’s who.
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Kwedit – really?
That is just sad.
I am soooo happy I don’t have to deal with this stuff.
I won’t have a cupcake today but I am baking…I won’t tell you what ’cause you couldn’t eat the cookies anyway.
Goat soup can be very tasty!
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Redhead! I have been in a self imposed hibernation, since my last weepy comment to you. Where has the time gone?
I missed “talk dirty to me”. What a golden opportunity, gone…for now.
I love cupcakes. Every little finger-lickin-thing about em!
Can we sick some of our talented hacker/clackers, that have been troubling some of our innocent bloggers, to attack the poor Russian dupe, and nuke his site, like hotwar style? Just a thought .
Seeya for now–Intrepid Cub Reporter you!
Peace, Love, and Understanding–Elvis Costello
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Great. Now I want friggen cupcakes.
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I read about Chatroulette today on a different site as well. It is a disaster waiting to happen. Gives me the shivers.
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I really am glad my kid is older and I dont have to worry about this shit. Really, the web can be wonderful but just as flipping devious. That chatroulette really should be shutdown. Its so obvious like you said what its going to end up being.
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WOW! Thanks for the heads up on those 2 websites, they both sound terribly misleading for kids.
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Jen, those site you mention are damned scary. I am passing this to both of my kids so they can talk to their kids about this. There are so many evil things going on in the world and kids are the most vunerable of all. Thanks!
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Definitely gonna talk to my kids about that chat! Thank God we don’t have 7-11’s in Canada!
We do, however, have cupcakes…
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I heard about that chatroullette site, and I agree completely. Sounds like a terrible place for kids.
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Wow I had no idea about either site. Amazing what people can think of. And the net you get to see everyone of their thoughts come to reality. So if this Russian kid started this site, how does he keep it going? It must have a ton of hits now and he will need to pay for the servers. Unless he has a lot of advertisers that are making him money. God this could be the beggining of a very disturbing trend in websites, both of them. A way to get money from underage kids and as you said the perverts will be out like fireworks on the 4th. Phew glad all my kids are older now, I will just have to worry about the grand kids I don’t have yet.
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Chatroulette is a complete freak show. I mean, there are some normal people on there, but lots and lots of freaks. You can flag them and their IP address will be sent to the site admin and they can be banned, but I don’t know if they actually do anything.
Also, you don’t have to pay that site anything. Kids can’t legally enter into a contract. I would turn that Kwedit site into the state AG’s office. Total scam.
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One of my colleagues just told me about chatroulette. It is definitely not safe for work or kids. I’m sure the intentions were good, but it’s now a portal into the unwashed underbelly of the internet.
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Thanks for the tip about the websites. I will be blocking them immediately. And hoping Son’s father does the same thing.
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I heard about chat roulette on NPR. Kids, and pervy adults, are going to love that one. It was just another story that left me feeling that the Apocalypse can’t be far away.
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Okay, so I missed National Cupcake Day by one day (but to be fair, I didn’t know anything about it and just coincidentally made cupcakes on the 4th). Cupcakes were made! Made, I tell you!
On another note: I would never let Chatroulette come anywhere near my daughter, but I’ll admit that I’ve had a really good time going on there with friends and trying to get people to imitate us. Call it Long Distance Simon Says. Good times!
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Well, we have seven kids at our “Compound” in the Philippines from age two thru age 16, and I guarantee you none of them can even turn on their Uncle Dave’s computer, let alone surf the net. You gave me two more reasons to keep them off of it. I run a tight little dictatorship.
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I should block them from my kids.