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Stop the Stream to Honor Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is dead.The news makes my life pass before me. I stare at the screen where Facebook users continue their posts about Farmville rewards and I want to yell Stop! Stop all the game posts; Stop all the Tweets! Stop everything for one second and recognize the...

What responsibility do we have to our followers?

This past week, I've gotten quite a few (hundreds actually) new followers on Twitter and Google+. What's going on? Does this have anything to do with the new changes on Facebook? Do people hate it that much? Or, does it have anything to do with Farmville changes? It's...

The Best Things in Facebook Are Free (for six months, anyway)

Spotify is a streaming music server that saves your play lists, of any music, not just what you've purchased, and you can replay that music from anywhere. Recently, that anywhere has included Facebook. How do you add music on Facebook? When you are logged into...

Are we getting nastier?

I recently set up a blog for a customer and was encouraging him to integrate it with social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook. He wasn't in favor of the idea because, he said, Twitter had become so "nasty." The tweets he'd seen lately were nothing but nasty...

Surfing to Improve Your Brain

Image by TZA via Flickr Ready to exercise your brain cells? If recent news reports are accurate, I'd say the answer is yes. Apparently, millions of people are taking advantage of free classes online. According to Apple, its online store's educational section has hit...

Stumbleupon: ‘You Have Reached the End of the Internet’

Yesterday, I was informed by Stumbleupon that I had reached the end of the internet. I backed away to reread it. My eyes not being what they used to be I was sure I was mistaken. Apparently I had already gone through all the links in my interests list and there were...

How to create an online community that will survive

My genealogical community, Heycuz, has been around since 1998. That's way back when you had to use a telephone to get online. Today, there are between 900 and 1500 people on it right now. I mean this very second. You can check by the "Who's Online" widget on the front...

Genealogists You Should Have in Your Circle

Google+ is a great asset if you're interested in technology with a steady stream of posts day or night, but what if you're interested in genealogy? Not so much.What is Google + (or Google Plus)? - Well, its everything! Its like a blog, its like Twitter, it's like...

Where do Lactose-Intolerant Kids Go to School?

As I listened to Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. tell politicians who don't put workers back to work to go to hell, I thought to myself, well good for him. Its about time someone said what all of the out-of-work Americans were thinking. But, after listening to the commentators on...

I’m not cutout to be a virtual superhero

It started over a year ago. A dear friend called me in a panic and the terror in her voice was apparent. "Please help me!" she said, her tone quivering with impending danger."Anything! What do you need?" I said trying to calm her down. I knew she was out of town and...

Stop the Stream to Honor Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is dead.The news makes my life pass before me. I stare at the screen where Facebook users continue their posts about Farmville rewards and I want to yell Stop! Stop all the game posts; Stop all the Tweets! Stop everything for one second and recognize the...

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Are we getting nastier?

I recently set up a blog for a customer and was encouraging him to integrate it with social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook. He wasn't in favor of the idea because, he said, Twitter had become so "nasty." The tweets he'd seen lately were nothing but nasty...

read more

Surfing to Improve Your Brain

Image by TZA via Flickr Ready to exercise your brain cells? If recent news reports are accurate, I'd say the answer is yes. Apparently, millions of people are taking advantage of free classes online. According to Apple, its online store's educational section has hit...

read more

Genealogists You Should Have in Your Circle

Google+ is a great asset if you're interested in technology with a steady stream of posts day or night, but what if you're interested in genealogy? Not so much.What is Google + (or Google Plus)? - Well, its everything! Its like a blog, its like Twitter, it's like...

read more