All in the Social Family

What a handsome bunch of social media users All in the Social Family The end-of-year holidays offer a perennial reminder that no matter how hard you try, you can never escape your family. My own family often inspires columns here, sometimes directly as in 2005's "Google vs. Grandmom," and sometimes through more convoluted paths. They […]

Nine Days of Social Silence

In Buenos Aires, I made some new friends, but not through social media Nine days of Social Silenceoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  For nine days, I was silent. The world heard not a tweet, not a Facebook post, not an email from me. This is the story of one man who went to […]

A Reason to Care about Social Media

Originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider "Her surgery is tomorrow morning and she's not at all nervous! Please say a prayer for her and think of her tomorrow at 7:30 when surgery begins." — Sept. 1, 11:15 a.m. This was the first entry posted on the site "Heal Fast Billie" hosted on CarePages through […]

Connecting Roots and Branches

Originally published in MediaPostAbove: My grandfather's emigration card from Germany in 1951, found on Ancestry.com. Born in Poland, he escaped the Holocaust with his family through Siberia and Kazakhstan, settling in Germany after the war before coming to the United States. Connecting Roots and Branches  Some people compete around badges and mayorships (Foursquare), connections and […]

Vote

Image by RodBegbie via FlickrThat's it. Really. Just reminding you. No endorsements here or anything. Rather, the picture included here serves to let you know that even Storm Troopers are taking part in the political process, and just think how hard it was to get an absentee ballot on the Death Star. You should have […]