29 Nov '11, 1am

'Google is the nemesis of the North Pole': Technology making it harder to keep belief in Santa Claus alive

'Google is the nemesis of the North Pole': Technology making it harder to keep belief in Santa Claus alive

Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist Norad to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (AP) - Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist Norad to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf. At nearly every turn, the Internet threatens to blow the fat man's cover. Practically any schoolchild can type 'Is Santa real?' into Google. And just a few clicks can bring youngsters to websites that sell customised letters from the North Pole or offer advice on how Mum and Dad can fool the kids into believing in old St Nick. 'I have a love-hate relationship with technology and Santa,' said Kris...

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