"How many of you have 500 friends or more? 750 or more? More than 1,000? Okay -- if you have more than 2,000, keep your hands up. Now, how many of them will pick you up at the airport?"
I want to share in your joy, I want to applaud all the new life and growing families and hope and love that these new babies will bring. I do. I really do. And most every day, I can. Today, I am struggling. I hate to admit that, but it's true.
While it's true social networks often start with relatively few ads, it's a given that'll change in time. Now Yahoo has acquired Tumblr, and more ads are on the way. Needless to say, not everyone is happy about this.
It was so easy in the "old days" to receive unwanted spam in your email inbox and just delete it, now spam is a sly thing, it creeps into everything and there are many forms. Social media is now the new spam magnet.
When Lizzie joined Facebook, she sent me a friendship request. I wondered: Shouldn't there be more of a firewall between parents and kids? How much of our children's lives do we really need to know? Isn't privacy and independence a good thing?
How did my 8-year-old daughter start thinking along gender lines? By girl and boy categories? That there's worth in being the best girl, even if you're not better than two boys?
Flexible work options will define the future of the workplace. Corporate America will change -- it is already happening -- not just to accommodate the needs of working parents, but to accommodate the younger generations who have grown up on mobile devices.
What seemed to be the overarching theme at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York this month? Some ideas are ready to go to market and some are still inspirations on the back of a napkin. But seeing early stage firms with only $350,000 to $550,000 in funding is pretty cool.
Many of us know we don't have the best phone etiquette, but more importantly, have we ever stopped to think that we're ruining our own life experiences by being consumed by a device in our hand?
By constantly editing (instant "untag," anyone?) and embellishing, we only permit this idealized version of ourselves to rise to the surface, be seen and accepted. What we actually end up feeding is our fear that we aren't good enough exactly as we are.
Mark Zuckerberg's widely reviled, rapidly dissolving DC lobby group heralds itself as the bringer of "different and innovative tactics" to the usual Beltway brand of back room politicking. How did so many smart, powerful people so thoroughly screw up such a simple and straightforward task?
I was born with a profound hearing loss and have worn hearing aids for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a large "hearing family," I had to learn to speak and read lips, but I always felt like something was missing.
Digital Hollywood, founded by Victor Harwood, brings together the biggest, best, brightest stars in the digital world of film, television and the web.
How soon till we start seeing voice driven digital character assassination replete with slang and provisional dialects?
The emergence of tracking technology fits with Google chairman Eric Schmidt's view on privacy: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." Unfortunately, this is not just the attitude of corporate benefactors, but government officials as well.
Fwd.us' lobbying approach reflects the worst of DC-style politics: it's cynical, it's transactional, and it's predicated on using critically important social and ecological issues as pawns in a chess game. Worse for Mark Zuckerberg, it's ineffective.