I Don’t Want to Be a Feminist

I Don’t Want to Be a Feminist

When Sally Ride became the first female astronaut and Geraldine Ferraro the first woman vice presidential candidate for one of the Big Two parties, I was pretty sure I was living in the world that the 1960s’ feminists had fought so hard to achieve: The...
Lean In, Lean Out, Do *Something*

Lean In, Lean Out, Do *Something*

Much has been made of Sheryl Sandberg’s book and exhortation to “Lean In”. Funny thing is, my husband and I, many times, have talked about Leaning In – a Buddhist teaching. You lean in to the sharp points – when things get rough, instead...
I Am Not Melissa Dugan

I Am Not Melissa Dugan

Imagine my surprise this weekend when I received an email and Facebook message from an Internet friend, Amy Akins, telling (and showing) me how someone on Facebook was using my face. Creepy, to be sure. But things could be much worse. She (or he or it, as this could...
LinkedIn Missteps: Killing LinkedIn Answers

LinkedIn Missteps: Killing LinkedIn Answers

I don’t usually get all up in arms when a social media site I like changes its features. Stuff happens. Things change. Improvise, adapt, overcome. But when I heard the news about LinkedIn killing its Answers section today through my friend, Todd Van Hoosear, and...
The End of @Instagram As We Know It?

The End of @Instagram As We Know It?

I’m generally not one to shout  “the sky is falling!” when free social media sites make moves toward monetization. They’re free, after all, and at some point, they need to make some money. How they choose to make money is up to them. And if we...
The Key to Being #SocialAtScale: You Have to Care

The Key to Being #SocialAtScale: You Have to Care

A couple months ago, I got an email from my friend, Chris Kieff from Sprinklr asking if I’d participate in an e-book they were doing on the topic of #SocialAtScale. I’m happy to do anything to help Chris out, and I thought it was an interesting topic, so I...
Why Facebook Doesn’t Suck: A Story of Loss

Why Facebook Doesn’t Suck: A Story of Loss

I’ve lived in a lot of different places, and every time I moved, I vowed that I’d stay in touch with people better than I did the last time. Easier said than done. After a few letters or phone calls, friendships gradually faded away, though the advent of...