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WhooGoo

WhooGoo

Spring 2012 Website
Ages: 8 - 15 yrs.
Contributions From: Claudio Prudhomme
Contributions From: Alfredo Flores
Designer: Isidro Diaz
Producer: Shauna Leff
Publisher: WhooGoo Inc.
Review:

WhooGoo is a secure social media site for teens and tweens to interact in with family and friends.

The site lets users design question-and-answer books for themselves, friends, and family to complete. There are a number of different themes to choose from, such as Survival Guides and Memory Books, and a wide variety of questions from which to choose.

Your child, for example, can design a book called "My Book." He/she can customize the cover with various colors and graphics, then add questions from different categories like family, sports and friends, and invite people to answer them. User answers are displayed below their nicknames (for privacy) and friends and family who've been invited to the site can view books, answer questions, and add their own.

You can accumulate GooCoins by answering your questions-or someone else's-and use the GooCoins to purchase stickers for decorating books.

While there's nothing particularly original here, the site is simple to navigate with a popular question and answer-based theme that should keep kids entertained and engaged in a safe online environment.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is a writer, editor and mother in Vancouver, Washington. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the Oregonian, and she writes a movie column for Vancouver Family Magazine. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a passable souffle.

Look for this product at:
WhooGoo Inc.
http://www.whoogoo.com

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