Join the #HealingStories Twitter Chat 7/2 at 1p ET

Do you blog about overcoming health challenges or do you care for someone with a medical condition or disability?  Join us this Thursday, July 2nd at 1pm EST for a very special #HealingStories Twitter Chat hosted BlogHer 15 official sponsor Care To The People, a for-purpose social media initiative that connects patients to resources and each other to celebrate their upcoming “The Healing Power of Stories” luncheon on July 17th at BlogHer 15 in NYC....more

Have You Experienced the Internet Outrage Machine?

Amanda Palmer recently had an article in the New Statesman about the Internet Outrage Machine. You know the one. Someone writes something online: They put out a thoughtless tweet, trying to be funny; or a business tries to capitalize on a hashtag; or they write a blog post that rubs everyone the wrong way. And then the Internet piles on that person, flipping out. ...more

The President Joined Twitter 3 Hours Ago!

President Obama, otherwise known as @Potus to his Twitter followers, joined the site three hours ago and his follower count is jumping by the thousands every few seconds. ...more
casinosonalia It states on the sidebar that the @BarackObama one is run by his staff and that ...more

Why You Need to Sometimes Unplug From Social Media to Thrive

Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Lake Tahoe for some down-time and much-needed relaxation. Since we drove, I packed all the food we would need into a cooler. I didn't want to leave the cabin other than to walk in the fresh air or sit under the trees on the back deck. I thought that would be enough to relax me. Of course my phone and iPad came along for the ride. ...more
Elsie Goycoolea It is akways there...most people forget they can back away and still enjoy life.more

14 Easy Ways to Celebrate Find a Rainbow Day

It doesn't matter how many rainbows I've seen in the last 40 years. Whenever I encounter a new one, there's something about the phenomenon that makes me grab my camera and record it for posterity. Right? I can't be the only person who has random iPhone pictures of blurry rainbows. ...more

3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My New Obsession

Are you a Twitter lover?  I had a Twitter account for several years  but never used it.  What was the point?  I didn't think the world needed to know what I ate for breakfast.  Yes, Twitter could be used for over sharing,  but it is far more valuable than that. Twitter is great source of real news and useful information.  ...more

Iggy Azalea Quit Twitter. Would You?

The haters gonna hate hate hate, and we may be counseled by the Taylor Swifts of the world to "shake it off," but Iggy Azalea is taking a different route to respond to nasty tweets online: take this Twitter and shove it. ...more
JoAnneApple I totally agree with that. Sometimes dealing with all the negativity starts to turn ...more

Tips for Having Fun on Twitter

There’s no doubt about it.Twitter is my favorite social media platform.To me, Twitter is easy. There are no images to deal with. No waiting around for likes or shares. No figuring out what the heck I’m supposed to be +1’ing or hanging out with on Google+.Twitter is just me and some words. Some brief words....more
I completely agree about following celebrities! I've been retweeted by Frankie J, had a ...more

Do You Shine a Spotlight on Other People's Posts?

So back when I was in Hebrew school like three zillion years ago, we learned about Rambam and his ladder of giving. There were eight levels, and it was in-grained in our brain the best way to give. While the lowest rung of giving reluctantly after being asked was you know, kinda fine if that's the sort of person you want to be, we should all be aiming for that top rung of giving before being asked and not doing it for personal glory. Just giving because it's the right thing to do and we all benefit when people act altruistically. And that's how I approach sharing blog posts. ...more
I share when something strikes me. After all my years as a journalist I often feel events and ...more

What Was Your Best Tweet in 2014?

I once went to a party where the photographer was streaming images directly to a screen as she took them. So people paused in the middle of dancing to admire themselves dancing. Or paused from eating to watch themselves taking a bite a few minutes earlier. And we got to relive the whole party as we lived the party. That's sort of what Twitter's Year in Review feels like. ...more
In the last few months a lot of my tweets have been about the pro-democracy protests in Hong ...more
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