Day 4: Failure to launch…Pinterest, Instagram, and the invisible “send” button

Yesterday I shared with you my lovely tweeting successes.  In an effort to communicate authentically and to avoid the appearance that this journey toward social media competency is easy,  I thought it only right to share some of my recent failures as well. They focus on one challenge: “send”. Failure 1: Instagram.  I noticed some …

30-Day Social Media Challenge: A one month journal of learning to love (or at least not hate) a confusing, abnormal, humiliating, & really frustrating way of communicating

Social media has become a thorn in my flesh, a burr in my saddle, an "F" in my report card of life. I study its effects, I teach about it, I write about it, some people think I am an "expert" in it.  But I have a dirty little secret.  I hate it. What few …

Self-expression: Moving off of the internet and onto a real-life journal

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 02:16PM Last night after I finished speaking with a group of parents, a mom came up and began talking with me about issues related to Myspace.  She had a great idea I wanted to share with you.  One of my greatest concerns with the way kids use technology like IM …