Collaborative Technologies for Social Impact: How Survivors Connect leverages the web and you can, too!

I originally wrote this feature for the World Pulse magazine. Due to space restrictions, unfortunately, it will not be included in the upcoming issue. I didn't want the spotlight to go dark on Aashika and her work, though, so am posting it here! Please share it with your networks! ----- Aashika Damodar & collaborative technology for social impact...more

Child of the Digital

The computer art is back.Perplexing. Leila is five and she draws pictures of keyboards. It's terrifying. She comes home with fences and princesses, houses and suns too....more

Just an Old Fashion Girl

 When my husband, Marc, and I went to Florida in January, my mom gave him a gift card for a music and video store for his birthday. Before she drove us to the airport, she took us to the mall, so Marc could use his present.  When we reached the airport, we had some time to kill because our flight was delayed. Marc decided to use the opportunity to open up all the CDs and DVDs he just got to better check them out. The plastic wrapping was stubborn, and didn't easily come off....more

I think I have a new use for that pencil! But, you are right....There is nothing better for a ...more

Successful Email Communication

In today’s global economy, technology is the essential link allowing us to communicate quickly and productively. But it can also lead to errors and misunderstandings that damage professional credibility.This is not news to you, I'm sure. On any given day, email is likely to subject us to some form of confusion or irritation.These things just add to daily stress, and they aren't necessary! Try the tips below to better battle email ambiguity....more

10 Reasons I'm Against Kids With Cell Phones (Don't be a sucker)


My husband and I lean towards you with cell phones. I have found myself thinking about getting a ...more

Why We Need Our Lives to be More 'Unwired'

It's clear that there are many ways technology has made our lives easier, faster, and more efficient. We can do things now that were impossible just a few years ago. From holding a real time business meeting with colleagues in Beijing to sharing files with coworkers in L.A., there is no doubt that technology has improved the way we work and live....more

Techno Overload

The day before my husband, Marc, and I were to leave for vacation, unexpectedly we lost the internet at our house. He tried everything he could to restore it, but unfortunately, he was not successful. With everything else that we needed to do before our trip, we decide to not worry about it, and instead deal with it when we returned home.As Marc and I rode to the airport, both carrying our BlackBerrys and laptops, I said to him, "In a way, yesterday was so nice. It felt so good to be forced to disconnect for a little bit.""I know," he replied....more

Go “New and Shiny” or Wait?

Keeping up on the latest advances in technology has always been my thing. I once had a beeper the size of a pack of cigarettes, and a mobile phone bigger than a shoebox.  I’m something of a gadget geek and a wannabe innovator. I like new and shiny.  . You probably haven’t run across the name Everett Rogers in People Magazine. In 1962, Everett Rogers developed a theory for the adoption of innovations....more

Please Don't Call Me... Maybe

I've been going on for the past few years to anyone who will listen about how much I hate the telephone. Just last week, a blog friend I'd never met and with whom I needed to communicate about something important said something like, "You're not one of those phone haters, are you? Because I attract all of you." And I had to tell her she was right. ...more

Sometimes these days I need to take it offline with friends I don't see very often. I didn't ...more

Why I Failed the Post a Week Challenge

I haven’t blogged a word in two weeks. I’m sure many of you are aghast. How could I? I signed up for the Postaweek 2011 challenge. The gauntlet thrown down by WordPress to keep the fires of blogging going. I was true to my word. I posted faithfully for two and one half months. At one time, I even had three blog writings going at once. I was editing daily and readying them for posting when each week rolled around....more

I hadn't read any of her work, but on your suggestion looked her up and will be starting. I see ...more