Google Isn't Evil After All? Search Giant Threatens to Leave China

After uncovering what it says is a massive cyber attack, Google is threatening to pull its operations from China and will no longer censor its search engine in the communist nation. From the official Google blog: ...more

This was definitely a surprise given Google's previous "markets and money above principle" ...more

Women Are Equal — in Twitter

Wait! Before you think you don’t want to hear about “that Twitter thing,” as someone told me recently, I ask you to pause and listen to a story of exploration that put true meaning behind real-time education. If you are already part of the Twitter adventure, stick around. I’ve listed some great folks that you will want to follow as an individual interested in issues of importance to women and girls today and tomorrow. Last year at about this time I wrote a blog post, “Make New Friends,” that talked about social media, what it was, and how AAUW was using it. I had recently started using Twitter but had not made the time to explore this newish phenom that was starting to make headlines. Wanting to practice what I was preaching, I started making Twitter time and, before I knew it, I was learning more about women’s issues from other’s tweets than I ever did simply scanning the daily news. It was like having my own research team at my fingertips, with links to verifiable information. I also found myself continually taking action — contributing to causes, writing my congressperson via links, signing petitions....more

The BlogHer Community's Most Loved Posts of 2009

Ever wonder what's hot, really hot, with the BlogHer community? We can help: Introducing the BlogHer Community's Most Loved Posts of 2009. From Jimmy Carter to Cake Wrecks, your reading habits represent the diversity of interest that makes up our community. We'd love to know what you think of this list -- your faves? anything we missed? -- as we take a minute to reflect on BlogHer's biggest stories of 2009. ...more

I'm honored that one of my posts made the "most-loved for 2009" list, but I wrote that post ...more

I'm back

I wear a lot of hats like most of the women I know. But when my son was born last year my first time mom hat took over and blogging took a back seat. I feared spending too much time online because of the possibility of missing those beautiful moments off.  But after some time, I began to miss it.  I missed weighing in on the issues that are important to me and those that are simply matters of frivolity. And really, I came to see being a mom as manageable and not the  big scary world everyone had been warning me it was....more

Facebook and the FTC: Are Social Media Marketers Messing Up?

Are social media marketers implementing the new Facebook contest rules and meeting their obligations under FTC guidelines? Survey says: maybe not, or at least, not yet. Social media marketing -- a bit like the wild west of our imaginations -- a little bit glamorous, a little bit dangerous, and as practiced by some, perhaps just a little bit dirty. ...more

Blogging -- Four Pros and Four Cons

Another new weight loss journey

I am 60 years old, way overweight , feel much older than I am and had been to that place in my head that says there is nothing you can do about it, surrender to the aches and pains caused both by my body being so big and osteoarthritis and just give up....more

Walking Sideways

pia http://courtingdestiny.comI see the tags we have to choose from and none exactly fit.  Hi I'm Pia, and nothing in my life exactly fits.  Welcome to my life!...more

The Love Bank- Motivation For Moms

I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with the children, my husband, the day-to-day drama of being at home, money (or lack-there-of) and by trying to make time for myself. I am trying to fit in exercise everyday (with wild children crawling all over me, or the treadmill, or the yoga mat), time for blogging, time for just taking general care of myself....more

In the name of awareness (the FB color meme)

If you're on Facebook, you've seen the meme going around the past couple of days. Women the world over are posting colors to their status updates. Lots of black, some pink, some white, a virtual rainbow. It's a game that several of my circles (high school, local friends, blogging friends) are playing right now, and it looked cute if harmless. I wanted to play....more