Google+ Growing

July 12, 2011


Mashable just reported that Google+ will be reaching 10 million users shortly and in the past 32 to 34 hours there have been 2.2 million people who have joined. No other social network has seen that growth. It’s important to note that these numbers are coming in from a third party source, Google has not […]

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What are your Eyeballs Worth?

July 9, 2011


I have a Kindle and I’m a huge fan of it. I’ve tried reading from a Nook and from an iPad and I much prefer the e-Ink technology utilized by the Kindle. It’s much easier on the eyes and there’s no glare. Now I see that they are selling a Kindle with “Special Offers.” This […]

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The Twitterverse is Infinite.

July 6, 2011


Twitter is a microblogging site that I have been engaging with for the past year. And, I’ve constantly received flack from my husband (and some friends). They haven’t directly called me out for being egotistical but that’s their constant reasoning about Twitter, only celebrities Tweet and therefore why would an every day Joe Schmo Tweet, […]

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Check-In and Unplug

July 1, 2011


While I’m staring down the barrel of a long weekend and thinking of going technology free (no tweets, posts, links, likes or shares) I decided to Google and see what I could find for technology-free vacations. It might be gimicky but when I worked in hotels it would be common for them to develop weekend […]

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Social Media to the Rescue! So long @WhiteyBulger.

June 23, 2011


Having lived in Boston (& currently living in Somerville) and having family that has long been from the area, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mention that emerging media helped to bring down James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger. He was the notorious leader of the Winter Hill Gang (a group of criminals located in Somerville). […]

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Picture Perfect, Mobile to Computer (and back) Sharing

June 17, 2011


Some of the most incredible research comes from MIT. And, a lot of it is hard to understand but when I saw their home page spotlight today, I got excited. Technology that I not only understand but I want! The article starts by posing a question: “Have you ever found yourself looking up directions on […]

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Wiener & the Workplace

June 16, 2011


Today’s resignation from Anthony Weiner has me wondering and worried about the relationship of social media and the work place.  With so much of our lives online these days (LinkedIn, Four Square, Facebook, Twitter Etc.) it’s hard to hide.  Or maybe I shouldn’t say hide, because that would assume you are guilty of something. Let […]

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