Get ‘Em While They’re Young: Disney Buys Under-10s Social Networking Site

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Disney clearly believes that children are the future… of social networking. The Walt Disney Co. has purchased Togetherville, a social networking site for children under the age of 10 that allows them their own Facebook-style environment in a closely monitored, age-appropriate setting.

The site, which launched last year, was described at the time by founder Mandeep Singh Dillon as “the first platform that really integrates young children’s ability to use the web with their grownups close by,” and gives parents and guardians the chance to moderate their children’s behavior and approve friend requests. Techcrunch broke the news of Disney’s acquisition when a reader alerted the site to an updated terms of service that says “Welcome to the Internet sites of the Walt Disney Internet Group.”

No financial terms have been disclosed about the deal yet.

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