Recent Changes for "Yoursphere.com" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.comRecent Changes of the page "Yoursphere.com" on Davis Wiki.en-us Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2012-04-15 03:14:12ScottMeehleibde-advertising <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Include(Advert)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and publishes the kids<span>&nbsp;</span>only social network, Yoursphere.com, and the Internet-safety resource site for parents, YoursphereForParents.com. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and publishes the kids<span>-</span>only social network, Yoursphere.com, and the Internet-safety resource site for parents, YoursphereForParents.com. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Yoursphere.com is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Yoursphere.com is a kids-only social network. Yoursphere offers its members features commonly found on social networks – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and, perhaps most uniquely, a scholarship program.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Members' online safety and privacy are a key priority through the application of common sense safeguards. The site is <span>hyper-</span>focused on supporting the positive interests and aspirations of its members. No child has to pretend to be 13 to join. Yoursphere offers free as well as premium memberships to its young audience up to age 17. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Members' online safety and privacy are a key priority through the application of common sense safeguards<span>, according to the creators</span>. The site is focused on supporting the positive interests and aspirations of its members. No child has to pretend to be 13 to join. Yoursphere offers free as well as premium memberships to its young audience up to age 17. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2012-03-20 20:11:18JamesMortonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-20 21:11:18'' [[nbsp]] Yoursphere is a wonderful idea, and we are so lucky in Davis to have this company here. When someone types in www, they can really end up anywhere, and children are not prepaired for going anywhere on the net. Yoursphere seems to address these issues, in a professional way. I am totally suportive of Yoursphere contribution to our community. Jamie --["Users/JamesMorton"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2012-03-20 20:07:42JamesMorton <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2012-03-20 10:31:22AngelRosales <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and publishes the kids only social network, Yoursphere.com, and the Internet-safety resource site for parents, YoursphereForParents.com.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yoursphere<span>‟</span>s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents.<span>, equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience.</span> YoursphereForParents is read by parents in more than 96 countries. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).<span><br> + <br> +</span> Yoursphere<span>'</span>s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents<span>, equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience</span>. Yoursphere<span>&nbsp;</span>For<span>&nbsp;</span>Parents is read by parents in more than 96 countries. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2012-03-20 10:25:54AngelRosales <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Yoursphere.com''' is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the ["Locally Owned Websites" Internet] – their own ["blogs" blog], hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program. Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and is publisher of the kids only social network Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Yoursphere.com is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yoursphere‟s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents., equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience. YoursphereForParents is read by <span>["Parenting" parents]</span> in more than 96 countries. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yoursphere‟s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents., equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience. YoursphereForParents is read by <span>parents</span> in more than 96 countries. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- A proud wife and mother of five children (both biological and adopted, ranging in age from 5-18 years old), Mary Kay faces the same challenges every parent does: keeping her kids safe; raising them to be good, happy and well-balanced people; and providing them with the tools and support to create their own future.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Mary Kay Hoal is a nationally recognized expert on children’s online safety as well as a wife and mother of five children ranging in age from 7 – 20 years old. She is the founder and president of Yoursphere Media Inc., which focuses on the family and publishes the kids’ social network Yoursphere.com as well as the Internet and social networking safety resource site YoursphereForParents.com.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- While Mary Kay readily admits that she didn't "get" the whole online social networking phenomenon at first, she quickly recognized its importance in her kids' lives. After researching the disturbing landscape of social networking sites—including endless inappropriate content and thousands of predators targeting youth—Mary Kay's mission became clear: raise the bar.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In addition to providing legal expert witness work for counsel specific to family Internet and social networking safety, Mary Kay has been profiled on CNN, BBC, E!, Fox &amp; Friends, Lifetime TV and many others. Mary Kay has appeared on ABC's 20/20 as their family Internet-safety “web avenger”. She is a contributing columnist for ABC News, Yahoo!Shine, Dr. Laura.com and is the go-to children’s online safety expert for millions of parents.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Conceived and founded by Mary Kay, Yoursphere is the first social networking service for youth that parents can embrace. Drawing on her corporate entrepreneurial experience as a media strategist, advertising, marketing and publishing VP formerly with CMP Media LLC, Mary Kay built the Yoursphere team.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Mary Kay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Journalism) from Eastern Washington University.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Although her parents never had the opportunity to attend college, thanks to their support Mary Kay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Journalism) from Eastern Washington University.<br> - <br> - Mary Kay and husband Ted live in Davis, CA.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Mary Kay and her husband Ted live in Davis, CA.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - = Contacts: =<br> - <br> - Mary Kay Hoal, Founder, COO: marykayhoal@yoursphere.com<br> - Leland Rees, CFO-CEO: lee@yoursphere.com<br> - Tracy Epperson, Global Manager, Operations: tracy@yoursphere.com</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-26 14:45:26TomGarbersonADVERT to the extreme; +links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Advert)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - <br> -</span> '''Yoursphere.com''' is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own <span>blog</span>, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program. Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and is publisher of the kids only social network Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Yoursphere.com''' is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the <span>["Locally Owned Websites" </span>Internet<span>]</span> – their own <span>["blogs" blog]</span>, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program. Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and is publisher of the kids only social network Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yoursphere‟s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents., equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience. YoursphereForParents is read by <span>parents</span> in more than 96 countries. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yoursphere‟s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents., equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience. YoursphereForParents is read by <span>["Parenting" parents]</span> in more than 96 countries. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-14 20:58:55JabberWokkyUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com?action=Files&do=view&target=Website-2011-07.png">Website-2011-07.png</a>.Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-14 20:57:36JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and is publisher of the kids only social network Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Website-2011-07.png, right, thumbnail, 400, "Their home page in July 2011")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Yoursphere.com is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + '''Yoursphere.com''' is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program. Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and is publisher of the kids only social network Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-14 13:11:24AngelRosales <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Content Manager''':<br> - Jess Shijo<br> - <br> - Jess graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Design with a Visual Communications emphasis. She is in charge of updating content within Yoursphere. Her experience in updating web site content came from her coursework at UC Davis and internships at places such as California Lighting Technology Center and KD Anderson and Associates, Inc.<br> - <br> - She came to Yoursphere with an interest in learning how children and teenagers relate and react to different methods of web site design.<br> - <br> - Jess currently resides in Sacramento.<br> - -----</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Leland Rees, CFO-CEO: lee@yoursphere.com</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Leland Rees, CFO-CEO: lee@yoursphere.com</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-14 09:43:25AngelRosales <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Yoursphere.com is a website created and run by a local Davis resident, Mary Kay Hoal, to be a source for children to meet others, play games and learn about simple scholastic things such as math, science and history. It has since evolved primarily into a junior [http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook] type of social networking site for children aged 13 and younger. They have monthly contests and links to several other sources for kids which include: education, games, and television programming designed for children.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Yoursphere Media, Inc. focuses on the family and is publisher of the kids only social network Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- One interesting thing about this site is the required use of real names and the fact that anonymity is not allowed. They track IPs, run background checks on the supposed parents which they claim: "we run all parent names against a comprehensive sex offender database. If the name is in that database, the account is blocked and the individual can not enter the site. "</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Yoursphere.com is a kids-only social network offering its members a vibrant and uniquely engaging experience. Yoursphere offers its members all the best of the Internet – their own blog, hundreds of games, a virtual world, the fostering of shared interests through “spheres”, social interaction, contests, rewards and a scholarship program.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- and they also don't just ban a name or user account for bad behavior, they ban the entire IP address which they claim gives it more security than most other sites. "By removing the anonymity that is traditionally found online, we hold all members accountable for their behaviors and actions. This is dramatically different from how most sites work, where if someone is banned, they can merely sign in with a different account using an alias. "</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Members' online safety and privacy are a key priority through the application of common sense safeguards. The site is hyper-focused on supporting the positive interests and aspirations of its members. No child has to pretend to be 13 to join. Yoursphere offers free as well as premium memberships to its young audience up to age 17.<br> + <br> + Yoursphere's priority of children's online safety and privacy is achieved via implementation of technology, human oversight, proprietary policies including input from their Law Enforcement Task Force populated by former Secret Service, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials as well as through education and action. Yoursphere adheres to the federal Children‟s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and is approved by the Privacy Vaults Online Safe Harbor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Yoursphere‟s companion site, Yoursphere for Parents., equips families with practical tools for handling the online world to help ensure a positive and safe experience. YoursphereForParents is read by parents in more than 96 countries.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + www.marykayhoal.com</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- They are also aided by many teens and younger children from the city of Davis and it's surroundings to help keep them in tune with what the kids enjoy.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-12 22:12:13BruceHansen(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One interesting thing about this site is the required use of real names and the fact hat anonymity is not allowed. They track IPs, run background checks on the supposed parents which they claim: "we run all parent names against a comprehensive sex offender database. If the name is in that database, the account is blocked and the individual can not enter the site. " </td> <td> <span>+</span> One interesting thing about this site is the required use of real names and the fact <span>t</span>hat anonymity is not allowed. They track IPs, run background checks on the supposed parents which they claim: "we run all parent names against a comprehensive sex offender database. If the name is in that database, the account is blocked and the individual can not enter the site. " </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-12 20:39:11Wes-P <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mary Kay Hoal <span>[</span>marykayhoal@yoursphere.com<span>]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mary Kay Hoal marykayhoal@yoursphere.com </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mary Kay Hoal, Founder, C<span>E</span>O: <span>[</span>marykayhoal@yoursphere.com<span>]</span><br> - </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mary Kay Hoal, Founder, C<span>O</span>O: marykayhoal@yoursphere.com<br> <span>+ Tracy Epperson, Global Manager, Operations: tracy@yoursphere.com<br> + Leland Rees, CFO</span>-<span>CEO:</span> <span>lee@yoursphere.com</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Yoursphere.comhttp://daviswiki.org/Yoursphere.com2011-07-12 20:35:54Wes-P <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Yoursphere.com<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Yoursphere.com is a website created and run by a local Davis resident, Mary Kay Hoal, to be a source for children to meet others, play games and learn about simple scholastic things such as math, science and history. It has since evolved primarily into a junior [http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook] type of social networking site for children aged 13 and younger. They have monthly contests and links to several other sources for kids which include: education, games, and television programming designed for children.<br> + <br> + One interesting thing about this site is the required use of real names and the fact hat anonymity is not allowed. They track IPs, run background checks on the supposed parents which they claim: "we run all parent names against a comprehensive sex offender database. If the name is in that database, the account is blocked and the individual can not enter the site. "<br> + <br> + and they also don't just ban a name or user account for bad behavior, they ban the entire IP address which they claim gives it more security than most other sites. "By removing the anonymity that is traditionally found online, we hold all members accountable for their behaviors and actions. This is dramatically different from how most sites work, where if someone is banned, they can merely sign in with a different account using an alias. "<br> + <br> + = Davis Connections to the site =<br> + <br> + '''Founder''':<br> + Mary Kay Hoal [marykayhoal@yoursphere.com]<br> + <br> + A proud wife and mother of five children (both biological and adopted, ranging in age from 5-18 years old), Mary Kay faces the same challenges every parent does: keeping her kids safe; raising them to be good, happy and well-balanced people; and providing them with the tools and support to create their own future.<br> + <br> + While Mary Kay readily admits that she didn't "get" the whole online social networking phenomenon at first, she quickly recognized its importance in her kids' lives. After researching the disturbing landscape of social networking sites—including endless inappropriate content and thousands of predators targeting youth—Mary Kay's mission became clear: raise the bar.<br> + <br> + Conceived and founded by Mary Kay, Yoursphere is the first social networking service for youth that parents can embrace. Drawing on her corporate entrepreneurial experience as a media strategist, advertising, marketing and publishing VP formerly with CMP Media LLC, Mary Kay built the Yoursphere team.<br> + <br> + Although her parents never had the opportunity to attend college, thanks to their support Mary Kay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Journalism) from Eastern Washington University.<br> + <br> + Mary Kay and husband Ted live in Davis, CA.<br> + -----<br> + '''Content Manager''':<br> + Jess Shijo<br> + <br> + Jess graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Design with a Visual Communications emphasis. She is in charge of updating content within Yoursphere. Her experience in updating web site content came from her coursework at UC Davis and internships at places such as California Lighting Technology Center and KD Anderson and Associates, Inc.<br> + <br> + She came to Yoursphere with an interest in learning how children and teenagers relate and react to different methods of web site design.<br> + <br> + Jess currently resides in Sacramento.<br> + -----<br> + <br> + They are also aided by many teens and younger children from the city of Davis and it's surroundings to help keep them in tune with what the kids enjoy.<br> + <br> + = Contacts: =<br> + <br> + <br> + Mary Kay Hoal, Founder, CEO: [marykayhoal@yoursphere.com]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>