Our job as parents is to talk with (not at) our kids and help them develop life-time habits that will protect them in just about all situations online and offline.
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.
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.
Some authors, begging for attention, even go overboard and live too much of their lives in social media, recording every twitch of consciousness as if the fate of publishing depended on it. Their neediness -- however disguised -- is epic and sometimes pathetic.
Marketing has never been about magic; neither is social media. Just because you start a blog, that doesn't mean that anyone knows or cares about it. You can tweet all day long, but if no one knows you are tweeting, what good does it do?
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They told me -- in an assignment that asked them to reflect on how they heard of the marathon bombing -- that Boston hit them hard because they learned of the news by themselves, and often when they were alone, away from family.
George Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance." Perhaps Balanchine's successor, Peter Martins, can add, "See the music, hear the dance, Instagram the dogs."
The energy and ardor we see flung with feverish force at the sight of certain key words would be far more beneficial if harnessed and used to rid the world of its eternal anger and insults.
Capturing moments and sharing memories has usually been a source of joy. Photos are, after all, intended to capture history, lovely moments and times spent together. They are also intended to bring a bit of happiness to the viewer, correct?
The n-word is overused, misused and socially abused on sites like Facebook and Twitter all the time. And while we act as if Rihanna has done something extraordinarily taboo, I challenge you to check the Instagram accounts and tweets of many other hip-hop artists and friends.
I've been observing that while social media is rapidly expanding, there are those who embrace the new and others that are overwhelmed by it. Who knew social media would divide people?
Connecting and networking are easier than ever before. I'll go over a few of my favorites and how they can help you to expand your network and connect with new people.
The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...