The Speed of News and Earthquakes

I’m a little embarrassed to say that I get most of my news from the internet. And not from a reputable news source. Most of the news I read about comes from Facebook and Twitter. This afternoon, I got up from taking a nap with my toddler to find my Facebook and Twitter feeds covered […]

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My Facebook Reunion

I just returned from the northern suburbs of Chicago where I had my 20-year high school reunion. I didn’t go to my 10-year reunion because I didn’t hear anything about it. Those were the days before social media. A couple years ago, though, high school friends started showing up on Facebook. It was fascinating to […]

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A GeekMom Guide to Google+ Part One

I was lucky enough to land an invite to Google+ right away, thanks to fellow GeekMom Jules, and within minutes of my first exploration of Google’s new social networking platform, I was completely smitten. For me, Google+ combines the best things about Twitter and Facebook, and offers more besides. (Jules gave us a great post […]

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Buzzing About Strawberryj.am

While everyone else is busy comparing Google+ to Facebook, I have been checking out a different cool social media application called Strawberryj.am.  Strawberryj.am is a free online application that connects to your Twitter stream and harvests the most popular links being shared by those you follow on Twitter.  Therefore, it removes the “chatter” from your […]

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Ladies, Can We Talk (About Wikipedia)?

I had two stories about gender and social media cross my computer recently. The first was The New York Times article “Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List” which explained that while Wikipedia–the  free, online encyclopedia “that anyone can edit”–is a top-ten internet destination with more than 3.5 million articles in English alone…less than […]

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