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Virtual Pet Shelter founder finds solace in Tamagotchi

Many virtual pets end up living out their lives forgotten in dark drawers. If a new Virtual Pet Shelter gets off the ground, all those Tamagotchis and Webkinz will have a place to go.

By March 12, 2012


Now served at Cracker Barrel: Webkinz opossum

Is there no end to the Webkinz phenomenon? Now the home of fine cuisine, Cracker Barrel, is to house an exclusive Webkinz opossum.

By September 3, 2009


Do Webkinz change the way we look at pets?

There is a huge trend in pets as expression of an owner's image, as epitomized by the trend in pet fashions now available. Does our identification with online animal avatars like Webkinz feed in to this trend and influence us to create animal "familiars"

By January 3, 2008


Fluffy animals introduce youngsters to online networking

The Webkinz experience begins when children buy a stuffed animal with a code on the tag that's used to log in to a social networking site. Then they can customize rooms for their pet, and interact with fellow Webkinz owners. As Webkinz celebrates its second birthday, CNET.com's Neha Tiwari takes a look at the popular phenomenon.

November 1, 2007


Webkinz rival takes you to Funkeys town

Mattel's interactive vinyl figures and new virtual world may appeal to adults as well as kids too old for Webkinz.

By September 28, 2007


Barbie tries the Webkinz way

Mattel starts selling a new "Barbie Girls" MP3 doll this week, in an attempt to get hip to a generation immersed in technology.

By August 9, 2007


Moms, just say no to babysitting Webkinz

On top of all the duties that moms are supposed to do, some are now babysitting their kids' Webkinz online pets while the children are away at summer camp. In the world of overintensive parenting, this is a good place to draw the line!

By July 23, 2007


Webkinz.com: How much is that doggy in the virtual window?

Is Webkinz like Myspace for kids?

By May 12, 2007


Webkinz: I fell in love with a cyber alley cat

As the socially-networked stuffed animals celebrate their second birthday, a reporter delves into the hype, and controversy. Photos: A cybercat for the Digital Age Video: Webkinz target kids for early social networking

By May 10, 2007


Barbie's last online stand?

Iconic doll has long been a standard of American homes. Now she's trying to stay alpha girl in a virtual world filled with Webkinz and Bratz. Meet the new Barbie Girls

By May 18, 2007