Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Disconnecting from social media helped me reconnect with my children.
Being a Stay-at-home Mom can feel isolating, especially if you have young children at home with you. There was a time, when my youngest was a baby and my other son was no bigger than a grasshopper's hind leg, that I felt alone in a sea of diapers and burp cloths. The days would drag on between naps and nursing and I needed a network of people that I could reach out to. Enter Facebook. Social media became a lifeline for me at a time when I needed a connection. Between finding friends from my past, new friends, and eventually blogging friends, I felt a sense of community whenever I logged in. At first I only checked in when the kids were napping. Grabbing a handful of minutes to read everyone's updates to get a sense that I was an active …
Monday, October 8, 2012
You can find us on Facebook, and on Twitter too.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sites mock parents who share too much information about their kids on Facebook.
It's super exciting that your little toddler piddled in the potty for the first time and you want to share photographic evidence of the moment with all of your friends on Facebook. Well, you might want to reconsider before you hit the "share" button. There are a slew of websites these days dedicated to informing over-sharing parents that their childless friends are over reading about their kid's crap, literally. Take for instance, the blog ST*U, Parents, a submission-based "public service" blog that pokes fun at parents whose Facebook statuses have been hijacked with inane updates about their children. The author of the site, known simply as "B," created the blog in 2009 in response to annoying parental over-share posts that popped up in …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Breaking down the demographics of Social Media usage.
Almost 150 million Americans now use at least one social networking site, according to MediaBistro’s Shea Bennett. Women “check-in” much more than men – almost 100 million more visits per month! It’s probably no surprise that Pinterest is predominantly female, but according to the AllTwitter post, 64% of Twitter users are women who lead in log-ins with 58% of Facebook and 60% of social gamers. “Men lead the way on Reddit (84 percent), Google+ (71 percent) and LinkedIn (63 percent)." There are more men on LinkedIn than there are women who use LinkedIn, Reddit and Google+ combined. A few more interesting facts: Online MBA brings perspective to other aspects of the demographics of social media users in their celestial illustration that shows…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
So where are Facebook's friends now?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
If you didn't rush to buy Facebook stock on Friday, you probably made a good decision. After its IPO of $38.00, the Menlo-Calif. based company's stocks prices have taken a tumble falling $3.97 to $34.26 in late afternoon trading. Earlier in the day the stock had dropped as low as $33. That doesn't sound like much, but it translates to a loss of "nearly $10 billion of its market value, and is now worth around $96 billion, about $2 billion below Amazon.com Inc.," according to an article in the Boston Globe. "There must have been some sober second thoughts about this," said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research Group on the drop in share price. The analyst thinks the $38 per share was too expensive given Facebook's unproven advertising…