It isn't long after entering the realm of blogging and social media that one becomes acutely aware of the power of Google.-Google is far and away the most commonly used search engine. -Google dangles its top secret algorithm, almost tauntingly so, at big business and SEO gurus alike. -With a click of a mouse, Google can knock out major players like JCPenneys for not playing by the rules.And if that isn't enough? Don't forget that "Google" has become a verb....more
Paula Brooks, lesbian blogger, mom of 4-year-old twins and an adopted baby from Belize, and Deaf person, stepped down this week as head of women's news site LezGetReal.com, claiming to have perpetuated an elaborate hoax for years. "Brooks" described himself to the Washington Post as an ex-construction worker and military man named Bill Graber. Hang onto your hats, because the unfolding story is one of the most tangled pieces of Internet drama and extended sockpuppetry I've ever encountered.
Moms with Apps continues to provide very helpful information to app developers for children. Their latest is a collection of resources for writers and illustrators of children's books who are thinking about creating apps.
Hi everyone, Virginia here. For the last month or so, I've been settling into a new job here at BlogHer as the Section Editor for Tech.
As Section Editor for Tech, my whole job is to find great content about tech by women bloggers and bring it into BlogHer to feature or spotlight.
I'm always looking for new voices from women who write about tech. If you are one such female tech blogger, here's how you can get noticed by BlogHer Tech.
Being at a tech conference that was 50% women speakers felt different. When the women get up on stage and talk about concepts I don’t understand, I know things are shifting. At Personal Democracy Forum 2011 (PDF) in New York City the ratio of female to male speakers was 47% to 53%. PDF is a forum where activists, intellectuals and policymakers from all over the world gather to explore the digital age’s impact on governance and society. ...more
When I was in elementary school, one of the worst things a classmate could call someone was a "geek". In a world of social media and smart phones the negativity associated with the word "geek" is going away.
But it's not gone yet -- and I think it's still more negative for women than it is for men. I can call myself a geek with pride. I can bond with my family and my closest friends over geeky things. But when someone in my larger circle of acquaintances uses the term "geek" in reference to me or knows I'm into certain things, I still blush.
Facebook privacy changes have become an issue once again. Facebook has enabled face recognition in photos. Kathy Gill from Wired Pen shows you how to change the privacy setting for face recognition in your Facebook account.
Before you began a new web site design, did you pause for a moment and think about your goals? When you first sat down to consider your plans, did you think about your business requirements? Why do you want a web site? What do you hope to accomplish? How will you do this?Web Site RequirementsSome example business requirements may be:...more