Does Age Matter When It Comes to Social Media?

How much does age matter when it comes to the Internet? On one hand, the computer can become not only a great age leveler -- it can release us from all the preconceived notions we bring into a conversation with someone we can see face-to-face. It no longer matters how you present visually; it matters what you have to say. On the other hand, with age comes viewpoint, wisdom, and focus. What would interest a teenager might not be what would interest a middle-aged woman. There are sites aimed at teenagers and sites aimed at baby boomers, and somewhere in between is this vast land of sites and conferences where people mix, prompting Jane at MidLifeBloggers to question what makes someone a midlife blogger, and wonder if there is acceptance in the vibrant online midlife community for those aging beyond. ...more
I blog on Wordpress and yesterday I was looking for women blogging about ageing or about being ... more

Do You Want Guns in Schools? The NRA Does

After a week of what was thought to be respectful, even remorseful, silence on the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings, the NRA took to the podium this morning, with… shall we say, both barrels blazing. National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre addressed the media in Washington D.C. with the message that the only way to keep our children safe is to put armed security guards in schools....more
As a UK person I am dismayed by the discussions that are happening in the US.  We made hand-gun ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
I'm just posting about knitting and novels. Any knitters out there? more