Think You're a Stay-at-Home-Mom? Nope! Wikipedia Says You're a Housewife!

Words matter. A lot. The difference between “leak-proof” and “leak-resistant” could mean nothing, or it could mean a kid sitting in a puddle of pee because you picked the wrong diaper cover. That’s why we pick our words (and diaper covers) carefully. So consider this little tidbit from Wikipedia: If you search for “stay-at-home dad,” you will be taken to this page, titled, not surprisingly, “Stay-at-home dad.” Now search for “stay-at-home mom.” Go ahead. I’ll wait. You will land on this page, titled, “Housewife.” It doesn’t even use the words “stay-at-home mom” in the article until the very end....more
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Cargo Cult Editing: The Battle for Diversity in Wikipedia (Part I)

It was the wedding of the decade. Catherine (Kate) Middleton marrying Prince William, becoming one of the most watched couples in the world.As is the case for any celebrity wedding, the biggest question being asked leading up to the big day became, What will the bride wear?...more
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12 Amazing Social Media Statistics

 By Alyse Speyer Social media is about conversation and always has been. Here are twelve jaw-dropping statistics that may help you plan your next social media campaign....more

No Pennies After 2011... Really?

 It went over the blogosphere over the last month that the US Mint would be stopping production of pennies altogether in April 2011......more

Kindles aren’t Bricks: Amazon’s next Kindle update will include access to Facebook and Twitter, Google and Wikipedia.

Apple has sold 1,000,000 iPads, and it’s the Kindle’s biggest competition; both wirelessly download books.  Amazon has a leg up as a book reader, however, in that they’ve grown with Chris Anderson-style ‘Long Tail’ research , they have tens of millions of book customers, know which books are most likely ...more

We Live in a McINFO World

We Live in a McINFO World We l...more

Navratilova – Not On The Fence About Andre Agassi & Crystal Meth

If you have been following the unraveling of Andre Agassi, one of our tennis greats, there is no doubt you have an opinion. If you haven’t been following, let me share the background of the story. Andre Agassi, eight-time grand slam tennis champion. Philanthropist. All around nice guy. Married to another tennis prodigy, Steffi Graf. Kids. Smiles. A great story of a triumphant comeback. The whole squeaky clean image. ...more

Craftivism. Craft + Activism + Political Viewpoint?

I first got wind of the Etsy kerfuffle on craftivism when Julie Finn posted about it on Crafting A Green World this weekend. An Etsy Team breaks apart over the very definition of the term? I was boggled. As Finn explained it: ...more


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Rewriting History


Through the Rear View Mirror - A Car Girls' Life - Classic Car Love Affairs

You know you're a car girl when you slow down on the freeway to Ooooohhhhhhhh and AHHHHHHHHHH over cars and when driving with a companion point out all the cool cars or not on the freeway like signs or landmarks along the way. I am constantly shopping cars on the parking lot freeways of Los Angeles, a slow moving car show, with every make and model imaginable on display. ...more

Thanks for the nice commnets. Check out this recent post with a photo I took of a restored Chevy ...more