At the MaiTai Maui opening ceremony the mayor of Maui, Alan Arakawa revealed, "I have the easiest job in the world," with a smile, "look around you - it's the most beautiful place on earth." And with that I was inspired to explore his beautiful island.
From clickbait headlines to unfair reviews of products and services, the open nature of social media presents ethical issues. The public should expect accurate online information, yet too often news stories, PR materials and other information are inaccurate.
All of us have been vastly empowered by modern communications technology - and this is a good thing. The question remains, however, whether we might somehow strive to find a better balance between too much connectedness and total silence.
But before you head out the door, just remember that you're still human and like everyone else, you're not only susceptible to failure but you're resilient, as well. You're an overcomer gilded with the scars of your falls; entrusted with a purpose; and blessed with a story of victory.
Twitter is one of the largest and most recognized social media companies in the world. It currently boasts over 300 million users, over three fourths of which reside outside of the United States.
With a population of more than 8.6 million people, the world's most diverse city is also home to 46 percent of the UK's ethnic minority population and over 300 languages are spoken here.
Social apps could be the closest we will ever come to physically manifesting the ego. They are alternate universes and virtual worlds that exist in our minds where we can put our best foot forward publicly to show the most perfect version of ourselves.
There are ways to use social media effectively and enjoy it without making us feel emotionally heavy or weighed down. Here are a few of my favorite ways to help you lighten the emotional weight of social media:
It's not the product I find stupid. Nor the company that makes it. What is stupid is Twitter's insistence on ignoring their value as an engine of commerce and mindlessly following the lead of Google and Facebook as an engine of advertisement. Wake up, Twitter.
As my older daughter approached her 5th birthday recently, my wife and I wondered what it might be like if she were on Twitter. We imagined her tweets would be snarky and sharp, would range from the personal to the political, and that she would call us out on our parenting.
Last week the new Twitter account @POTUS of President Obama became a lightning rod for the worst in social media behavior. Within minutes of its setup...
Healthcare is undergoing a major transformation and IMS Health, a multi-billion supplier of health care and prescription data along with related services, is responding by putting Chief Digital Officer Richie Etwaru at the helm of a digital transformation effort.
It's the first time Janelle has spoken out about the incident, in which someone online gave her crap for her menswear style on the red carpets, and she famously tweeted back, "Sit down. I'm not for mass consumption."
The Internet can be intrusive, yes, but it can also be a voice of comfort -- and, in my case, a close friend leaning in to whisper, "You know how you thought your dad was the greatest guy in the world? You were right. Let me tell you why."
Hello, Mr. President! Welcome to the wonderful world of Twitter! A lot has changed in the tweeting world since you stepped into office. Now we can have banners atop our profiles that no one ever sees.
Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.