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

Just Google It!

I am so excited about meeting Laila tomorrow. We have been told all about her by the social worker but we still haven't seen her. Well, that isn't entirely true. We have seen a picture of her but it wasn't from DHR. I simply put her full name, in quotes, into google and did a search. Sure enough, I got 3 hits. All of them were pictures of Laila. I was pretty surprised to find a picture because it is actually illegal to post pictures or identifying information about foster children....more

Annual E-Footprint Freakout

I use the web to date. Not dating sites, but the information people make available on the social networks I use. A stream of seemingly meaningless updates can tell me more about a person than a carefully curated dating site profile or first date conversation ever could. ...more

The first thing to come up on Google for me is my Ham Radio license and then my Twitter account. ...more

Inception; Have we all lost our minds?

Christopher Nolan's movie, 'Inception' projects an engaging psychological approach to the human mind. After two hours and twenty-two minutes, I walked out of the theatre lost in another's reality. My conclusion to the overall concept of the plot? There is no plot. This is not your average story and there are three things that this movie provided me,1. The human mind is vast and complex 2. There is no reality without hope or 'dreams'. 3. As humans our internal drive is to create a 'homeostasis' which relieves us from pain and suffering....more

The Fierce Advocate: Internet Safety Tips for Your Kids

A Steadfast Love The moment Darling 1 was born my prim...more

Return to Old Strategies to Solve New Problems

Online marketing is very inexpensive and has widespread reach. Due to the aforementioned reasons most companies and individuals have jumped on the Online Marketing platform to advertise and share their products and services. However it is fast becoming highly saturated....more

I'm Feewing Wucky: Fun With Google

Every morning Julie, Rita, and I get together to discuss important editorial decisions regarding BlogHer.com. And every morning, we share emails with interesting story ideas and potential blog posts. This morning, my email included this cryptic line: Go to Google.com and type 2204355 and click I'm feeling lucky. ...more

So I was at the Mental Plex and I clicked and I was like, "IT'S BROKEN."

Except that I have ...more

The Cylons Cometh: Human-Machine Hybrids and our Impending Immortality

Calculating the rise and fall of science fiction books, television shows, and movies, I've determined the obvious. Science fiction is no longer dismissed easily as distractions for geeky misfits or as fanciful tales for children, and that may be because the world's observed science fiction over the years become science fact. Yes, my dear Virginia, humans are near designing artificial life on laptops from the comfort of their homes. ...more

The ethics of all this are key. If creating a synthetic being is possible, how long do you ...more