No dogs, no guns…no Internet

A few years ago, when my daughter was in her first month in Kindergarten, I got a call from another mom asking about a play date. Not knowing the family very well, I hesitated. Sensing some doubt, she proceeded to announce: “Oh don’t worry, there are no dogs and no guns in my house!” Not at all what I was thinking but I felt relief nonetheless. ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Six)

So this summer you're going to BlogHer with a thousand of your closest friends (okay, fine - maybe they're not all your closest friends yet, but just wait until the end of the conference, when you're giving last hugs goodbye and hoping you run into more BlogHers and BlogHims while at the airport). We undestand that while you're at the conference, you want to make sure you get the most bang for your BlogHer buck. And that's why we create so many different types of sessions each year, so we can make sure there's something for everyone. Between the Geek Lab, which is perfect for both advanced bloggers with technical interests and new bloggers with tons of questions, and the Room of Your Own track, where attendees speak out about what they're most passionate about, BlogHer '09 is serving up LOTS of bang. And just to whet your appetite, I've outlined a few of the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own sessions below. ...more

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Don’t Play Catch Up

Not a day goes by when I don’t get a call from a friend, relative or neighbor with a question about kids and technology. Tech can truly be a 10-headed monster for some parents, who have either experienced an unpleasant episode with one of their kids or have heard of someone else who did. ...more

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Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Five)

I'm going to let you in on a little known fact, and I hope you'll tell all your friends. You may not know this, but often some of the Room of Your Own sessions are BlogHer's best kept conference secrets. It's where MommyBlogging got its start at our first conference in 2005, and where, in 2008, high-ranking advisors from both the McCain and Obama campaigns discussed which candidate is better for women like us. Combine a host of offerings from the Geek Lab track with a handful of Room of Your Own sessions and you'll find that BlogHer '09 has just about every type of session or meetup you could want. In true secret-sharing style, I'm here to give you the dirt on a few of these sessions that are up for grabs. ...more

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BlogHer Invited to Dream Up a Phone App at SXSWi

I have to admit my job here at BlogHer is pretty cool. Not only do I get to hang out with amazing women on a daily basis, but sometimes I am asked to participate in some fun events on behalf of this community. Next weekend I'll be traveling to Austin, TX for the SXSWi conference. While there, I get to give Windows Mobile the BlogHer community's idea for a Fantasy Application for your phone. ...more

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Technically Communicating

I discovered an interesting phenomenon this week that I just had to share with you all...My husband and I literally talk non-stop 24/7/365. ...more


I neber even thought about the effects of married couples who met online! Of ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Four)

So you're coming to BlogHer '09 -- or at least thinking about attending (and we really hope you will!) -- but after looking over this summer's agenda perhaps you're thinking you want something more. More you, more technical, more niche-y, more whatever. And hey! You've come to the right place - because we've got it ALL right here. Have you perused the beginner and advanced level Geek Lab offerings? Or taken a look at all the Room of Your Own proposals? If not (or even if you have), let me tell you about a few you might have missed.  ...more

What are the challenges your aging (grand) parents are facing when using computers and internet ( if at all)?

  Hello, I'm new to Blog Her. I'm the CEO and co-founder of a start up ( providing an easy online communication platform for 1.less tech savvy people (aging adults, grandparents) to easily connect with their loved ones online and feel included in the family digital loop. It offers a one stop website and a very easy to use navigation and message system. Family and friends easily communicate with their older loved ones and provide support using their preferred digital communication form like outlook or other email systems. ...more

The Technology Blogs Said That?

It's time for a general wander, gander, meander among the technology bloggers who fill the BlogHer blogrolls. What in the world have these women been saying among themselves? At dotfiveone, ubergeeke took a moment to mention the Linux Pro’s ROSE Gives Verdict On SCALE, in which she pointed out something about the number of women at the Southern California Linux Expo. ...more

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The Audience is Tweeting

It happens to public speakers, even the President. It's not stage fright. It's people Twittering in the audience, commenting on your talk even as it's happening. (See Lawmakers Twitter During Obama Address) In a research report released in February, MarketingVOX shared this in Fewer Keynotes, More Tweeting: ...more

I get caught up in being fast and facile, especially at conferences where I'm trying to upload ...more