Phantom Phone Vibrations. Has it Happened to You?

Do you ever feel it? So you are watching TV in the evening with your significant other and all of a sudden you feel or hear your phone buzz.  You do a quick check, and see no messages.  No calls.  You see nothing on your phone and you think... am I nuts?  ...more
 @KarenLynnn Yes. It is weird!more

"U" is for Utopia. With No Cell Phones?

I don't buy it, I tell you. I just don't buy it. A story in The Sunday New York Times Opinion pages, written by a psychologist and professor at M.I.T., Sherry Turkle, opines that "we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection". We are tempted to think that our little "sips" of online conversation add up to a big gulp of real conversation......more

Is technology making us awkward?

Cell Phone Detox

This is one of those scary-to-write posts.  Pondering the range of reactions that you might have, I can imagine that some of you will probably think it is frivolous and silly, wondering what the big deal is.  Some of you might think that I am a terrible parent, and that my generation and our technology are going to be the ruin of all that is sacred.  And some of you will nod your heads fervently in agreement, understanding exactly where my heart is and what I’m trying to accomplish.  ...more
 @Six Strong Hands Thank you so much!! It's amazing what we can be completely unaware of about ...more

Joanne Wilson Is Changing the Angel Investing World

Joanne Wilson wears many hats: mentor, mother, world traveler, blogger (Gotham Gal) and wife (to fellow venture capitalist Fred Wilson). But it’s her role as a leading early stage/seed stage investor in women lead companies that’s changing the Internet (a sample listing of the companies Joanne has invested in: Food52, Catchafire, Dailyworth, Talk Market, Little Borrowed Dress, Kitchsurfing,, Red Stamp, Curbed [Eater/Racked]). ...more
@thegothamgal Joanne Wilson is a role model of mine -- from her comments about her family to ...more

DIY Tech Cord Organization

I am just getting over a massive head cold. Yesterday evening, in the wee hours of the night, as I reached for a box of tissues on my nightstand everything came crashing down in one big sickly swoop.Apparently the tissues were competing for space with all my ridiculous electronic cords.I am not willing to part with any of my devices on my nightstand either. I read on my tablet before I go to bed. I check email on my phone in the morning. And if I don't have an MP3 player on my nightstand, there is going to be no motivation whatsoever to go walking the next day....more

He can't even address a letter WTH!!!

Oh well well well, my morning began rather roughly. My oldest son as many of you know by now is in Texas and he has left a few loose ends here in town. I called him this morning to inform him that he had to take care of these matters and to call these to places to do so. NO ANSWER, of course, he is alseep. Poor Baby, has it rough. I called my ex-husband to in turn call his wife so she could wake him up and tell him to call me to get the info he needed. He calls me back, all grumpy that he has been disturbed and I told him what he needed to do....more

What She Really Said: Fighting Sexist Jokes the Geeky Way!

I work at a startup, and most of the time, I enjoy it. Compared to most tech companies, and certainly most startups, we have quite a few people who are relatively clueful. There are relatively few moments of “brogrammer” culture. There is, however, one thing that has been bugging me for months, ever since it was introduced....more
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Hey Mom...Have You Seen the FB Pic of Your Kid Yet?

When my beautiful daughter went off to college I wondered how mothers of the past coped with the separation from their child before we had all the lovely technology available to us today. Facebook, texting, mail, and cell phones mean almost certain access to those we love (within reason). She could send me a picture of her dorm room instantly, and I could interact from 6 hours away! I spoke to my former MIL about how thankful I was for the ability to be this involved and connected with my girl....more

Technology vs. Kids: An Expert Guide to Online Safety

For kids who love technology, the Internet can be a boundless source of learning and entertainment. For parents, it can also be an endless source of anxiety and heated conversation due to pressing issues surrounding online safety, health and privacy. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a high-tech expert to make advancements like smartphones, apps and social networks a safe and positive part of family life. Teach both yourself and kids to observe these simple rules, and you’ll be better positioned to make technology a healthy part of the household -- and give yourself a great excuse to say goodbye to Xanax....more
@GetCocoon @SafeShepherd #secure your kids try Create there #private ...more