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As the Chief Community & Safety Officer, Rebecca leads public policy, community, safety, moderation and customer services efforts at Mind Candy Inc. Prior to joining Mind Candy, Rebecca worked at (Habbo Hotels) as Moderation Manager, Safety Officer and Director of Community where she oversaw community, moderation and safety efforts in 24 countries for the world’s largest teen virtual world/gaming sites.

After 16 years in Survey, Statistics and Computer Application and Design at RTI International in N.C., Rebecca began her online community career with America Online in the early 90s. At AOL she was the Program Manager for Recruitment, Orientation and Education for AOL's Community Leader Program.

In 2009, Rebecca teamed up with Linda Criddle (LookBothWays,, to create an industry leading Community & Risk Management consulting resource.

Rebecca has been published in various publications including Teen Magazine, Yahoo! News, and Money Magazine and ENISA's guidance document "Children on Virtual Worlds: What Parents Should Know". She speaks regularly on Internet Safety, Web 2.0 and Social Networking (EU ENISA Awareness Conference, Austin GDC, FOSI 3rd Annual Conference, US Members of Congress, SXSWi, Regulatory Kid Watch Conference, the Business Summit...) She was also a keynote speaker at the Online Child Protection Conference in London, UK.

Rebecca serves as the Safety Advisor to Crisp®, where she shares her industry expertise and best practice policies.

Rebecca is a board member of, an international online community professionals organization (2000 to present) and recently served as the Chair for Girls Rock , a tween to teen organization that encourages girls 7-17 to be confident, creative members of their communities.


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Posted by Rebecca Newton on Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:09:00 EST in Business/Marketing
Web 1.0 Site Moderation is no longer viable in a Web 3.0 world. There is too much data and there are too many concurrent users to expect humans to keep up with massive content exchange 24/7. Community Management software and humans are needed to succeed.