Gina Clifford

I'm an eclectic mix of Physics, Technology Management, and Entrepreneurship on a mission to change the world. I’m proud to be a TEDx Organizer and mentor, child-led learning advocate, futurist, emerging media strategist, social entrepreneur, Mac fanatic, and blogger. I'm also a mom and a wife who values learning, integrity, passion, authenticity, and empathy.

Why Facebook is Your New Home Page

Facebook is pretty plain-looking compared to most blogs and other participatory social media sites like Twitter and MySpace.  There aren't many simple ways to customize a page, therefore, everyone's page looks pretty much the same.  But, for some reason, it appears that design doesn't matter much considering recent news and statistics surrounding Facebook.  ...more

When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them in for Red Grapefruit

2010 has been a tough year. Ongoing high unemployment in the U.S., troubled economies in Europe, and WikiLeaks disturbing the balance of political power around the world. Right now, the world seems to be getting a lot of lemons.  And we're all familiar with the old adage, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  The problem is, I don't like lemonade! It's too sweet. Real life isn't all bad, but it isn't all sweet, either. The good news is that as this year ends, red grapefruit are in peak season!...more

It's All About.me!

About.me is all about me. Well, if you set up your own free page, then it's all about you, too!   Anyway, about.me is a simplistic way to create a beautiful 'splash page' about you. Get creative with your background photo to really make your about.me page pop.  Hint: Preview the beautiful examples before you create your own....more

A Month of Side Dishes: Corn Bread Muffins (With Gluten-Free Variation)

December is BlogHer's Month of Side Dishes, and we want you to share your favorite side! Click here to see how to play along. And check out all the sides we're craving in the Month of Side Dishes series. ...more

What Every American's New Year's Resolution Should Be

It's almost the end of the year and time for our annual New Year's Resolutions. Some of us will resolve to lose weight, get in shape, get a new job, eat healthier, or even spend more time with the kids. What if I told you that you could do all of these things and more by resolving to do just one thing? Better still, this one thing won't cost you anything. In fact, I guarantee it will save you money!...more

Those are amazing statistics.
I never ever have the TV on when I am alone. I read 10x more ...more

3 Essential Online Tools for Finding Your Next Job!

Nationwide unemployment is hovering around 9.8%, a few ticks up from the previous quarter and showing no signs of a quick recovery.   I'm not going to say I have a magic bullet that will guarantee you a job, but a few nice tools might help you find opportunities faster, showcase your skills in a new way, and even help to manage your job search.   So, if you're in the hunt for your next opportunity and want an edge,  check out these free tools....more

Why I'm a Mac

Yes, I'm an Apple fan girl. But I wasn't always one. Before OS X, Apple's Unix-based Operating System, I was a hardcore PC. I could track down missing dlls, edit the OS registry files, install and configure firewall and virus software, and format, partition, and reinstall the Windows Operating System lickity split. Then one day while I was trying to remove spyware from my system I realized that I was a busy person and didn't have time to dink around with this stuff anymore. I was a college student at the time and I also worked full time....more

The iPad's Appeal in a Multi-Generational Family

My mother still listens to cassette tapes and would gladly play her 8-track tapes if her player still functioned. Yet, she has embraced the iPad. For her, the iPad is primarily a way to check the stock market and manage her e-mail, even when she travels.  E-mail is just a single touch now, making it incredibly easy for her to check multiple accounts at once.  Her partner loves to listen to non-mainstream ethnic music via Pandora, watch news videos on his favorite TV news station , and read his home town online newspaper.  They enjoy the iPad because they don't have to type much to access their content, they don't have to sit in front of the computer to get online and they can use it to stay in touch when they travel or visit....more

Same scenario is in my home also, my mother still go for old cassette and I have my ipad. you ...more