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Talking Emoticons

The Chatman Talking USB Monitors Your Chat

— February 7, 2010 — Tech
If you have kids at home that utilize the Internet (or you are one of those people that has funky toy collections), then the Chatman Talking USB Emoticon is something to look into. It monitors your chat online, and will even let you know if you’re getting out of line.

The Chatman Talking USB Emoticon looks annoying enough to do the trick, too. It has 3 different programmable personalities with animated eyes, ears, and arms, 500 actions, and 25 moods to help get the point across. Cute, but not cute enough to survive a 10lb hammer if it says the wrong thing.
Trend Themes
1. Talking Emoticons - Technology that utilizes talking emoticons to monitor communication online and improve user behavior becomes more popular.
2. Chat Monitoring - The Chatman Talking USB is part of a larger trend of chat monitoring systems for parents to monitor their children's online activity.
3. Character-based Technology - The use of character-based technology as a means of regulating communication online is becoming more prevalent.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Technology companies can innovate in the area of online communication monitoring using character-based technology.
2. Toy - The Chatman Talking USB demonstrates the potential for toys and collectibles that interact with users in new and innovative ways.
3. Parenting - There is an opportunity for parenting and child protection companies to utilize character-based technology to offer more comprehensive online safety solutions.
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