Oh, I’m going to have one unhappy child tomorrow when I break the news to her. According to Jeff Jarvis, Mattel is closing down the American Girl Club. I understand all the business reasons, but I really liked the club for Laini. You see, every incoming and outgoing message had to pass through a parent account first and there’s no way of getting another girl’s personal information. We liked that added level of security, and Eric would often force Laini to correct her spelling and grammar before approving the message which is another added bonus.