It’s Time to Hang Up and Hang Out

https://www.wptv.com/rebound/palm-beach-county-native-creates-social-media-app-to-combat-isolation-on-college-campuses When social media made its entrance, the mission was to make the world more open and connected.  While it’s true that social media does provide...

When Going Viral Goes Bad

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/going-viral-navigating-social-media-3347059/ Growing up, when I heard the word “viral” the first thing I thought about was some horrible illness that would spread through the entire school at lightning speed. Today, thanks to social...

Realworld App

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hey-2021-grads-these-apps-can-prepare-you-for-adulting-11622289600?mod=tech_lista_pos3 I remember graduating from college and getting  my first “real” job.  I was so excited to finally be considered an adult and start the next...

Protecting Your Child’s Digital Footprint

https://fox59.com/morning-news/protecting-your-childs-digital-footprint/ Are you worried about all the time your child is spending online?  Do they have a need to post, share, like, comment, etc. on whatever platform they happen to use? Well, it turns out that parents...

Internet of Things

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/what-is-the-internet-of-things/ I can remember when my sister and I purchased our mother the first car phone...also called a bag phone.   It was such a huge deal, and she loved it.   How funny it is to look back on that...

To Post or Not To Post

https://www.news24.com/truelove/Lifestyle/Parenting/4-things-to-consider-before-posting-your-child-on-social-media-20210407 I love to see pictures of my friends’ kids on Facebook and Instagram.  Really, it’s the best way for me to keep up with how much they are...

Face Filters: Harmless Fun or Something More?

https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/04/02/1021635/beauty-filters-young-girls-augmented-reality-social-media/ Almost every time I look at a picture of myself, I can immediately pick out a dozen or more things wrong with the way that I look.  If I could smooth...

Bad Insta Decisions Aren’t Just for Kids

https://thespun.com/news/espns-paul-pierce-under-fire-for-inappropriate-instagram-video For some reason, when we think of people making poor decisions and then uploading video evidence on social media, we think of teens just wanting attention.  We see it time and...

Curating Your Social Media

https://www.nbcboston.com/lx/how-to-curate-your-social-media-feeds-to-make-you-feel-better-not-worse/2342140/ Social media means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. My daughter uses it to share pictures, my mom uses it to find recipes, and I use it...

Fact or Fiction…How Do You Know?

https://libraryguides.chemeketa.edu/fakenews I want to start this out by saying unequivocally that I love my mom.  She’s pretty awesome in so many ways, but I keep having the same discussion with her over and over that is driving me nuts.  She continues to share false...