Our Comfortable Connection: The Information You Post Online Could Be Used Against You

Minnesota Snow Storm On Saturday morning, we awoke to a snow storm; our first snow of the season. This is not an unexpected event in Minnesota....more

The Wall

I died today. It was really stupid how it happened too. Why didn’t I look before I stepped out onto the street? Why? It really doesn’t matter now I don’t guess. I’m dead. It was weird at first. There was no bright light. My life didn’t even pass before my eyes. Just like that. In the blink of an eye, I’m dead. I felt myself floating away and then I wound up in this room. It was the room I grew up in as a child. Sort of weird at first, but then He appeared. I was so scared. Why am I in this room? Why here of all the places I could first see Jesus?...more

I'M DESPERATE! CAN YOU HELP ME??

Hello there friends!As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about a year ago. And although it's been a rough road to travel, I am not allowing this illness defeat me. However, I am working on something that I could really use your help with. YOU could be my saving grace! You could be my hero!I have entered a contest to win a new Tempurpedic mattress. This will help with my pain immensley....more

Unexpected Friendships: Giveaway Teaser #2

Making Connections I started blogging last March. I didn't know any bloggers. I had read only a few blogs. Then a crazy thing started to happen....more

My Child, My "Friend": Parenting in the Age of Facebook

After months of discussions, deliberations and negotiations, I finally gave in. I let my oldest child join Facebook. I had spent the past two years telling him it’s completely unnecessary, it’s a waste of time, it’s more appropriate in high school or college, and that it’s just one more playground of vulnerability.  I still hold every bit of this to be true. I am also, actually, very glad that he is on Facebook. ...more
Nicely said. I recently told an acquaintance when she said that the safest way to keep her kids ...more

Is Facebook Causing Students Stress? (Plus My Top 10 Student Stressors)

I have a bargaining system with myself when I study. I say “Self, if you finish [insert school related assignment that needs to get done here], I will reward you by spending a mind-numbing amount of time watching trashy TV and staring at Facebook.” Then, my self normally starts said assignment, gets frustrated, and de-stresses with said trashy TV and Facebook. However, my means of relaxation may be actually bringing me more stress than relaxation. ...more

Read my post back in September about ...more

What Do You Expect Out of a Facebook Brand Page?

A lot of brands are on Facebook now but there isn’t one I go to religiously. A lot of them don’t provide enough value nor give me enough reasons to go back. Brand pages on Facebook gives a brand the opportunity to establish a community where they can educate their followers about the company, what the brand represents and the products it has. There’s a lot of room for creativity in terms of information display and the way it’s executed will give customers a glimpse of how the company operates....more

Social Media in Election 2010: More Than Just Online Campaigning

Now that the dust has settled after Election Day 2010, those of us who spend our days online get to pick apart if social media made a difference. The short answer: of course it did. You can no longer run any sort of campaign for any office without some sort of online presence. But this cycle it was more than sheer campaigning that took the headlines. ...more

Erin,
Thanks for sharing this data. Online tools are vital tools for connecting people, and ...more

Facebook: See me, hear me, feel me, or not

Facebook: See me, hear me, feel me or not Facebook, 5 million users, so ...more