Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Social Articles

TheSmartTalk.org Makes a Social & Digital Safety Contract for Families and Gets the Discussion Going

Having a family conversation about social media and being a digital citizen is incredibly important. TheSmartTalk.org offers a great way to do this!

Content Creation & Social Media Advice: Don’t Force It!

A word of advice for content creation & social media - don't force the process! Some tips to be more effective on content creation and social media strategy

Less “Stranger Danger” – Kik Messenger Updates App Over Privacy Concerns

Back in mid-2012, I wrote an article about the "dangerous" combination of Kik Messenger and Instagram. The article turned out to be quite popular (and controversial) in a few ways. Parents didn't know about Kik nor how the "Kik...

The Job Search Roller Coaster and Getting Social

Why are roller coasters so much fun? Is it because of the rush of speed as you plummet down multiple stories in a seeming free fall? Or is it being thrown into your seat as you race up a...

Coffee, Conversations and Commerce – The Barista Banter

There is something to be said about coffee. Not only does it get your brain firing on all cylinders (sometimes over-firing so don’t drink too much), but it also is a conversation starters. In fact, coffee seems to grease...

Social Media Policy for Families

Quite a few years ago, I came up with some Social Media Guidelines, primarily geared towards businesses. I realized I also seem to write a lot of tips and recommendations for parents on how they can help their kids...

How to Pre-Populate Twitter Status Updates the NEW Way via Links & Web Intents

About a year and a half ago, I posted a "How To" article to teach people on how to tweet out messages from your website via a URL or web link. Unfortunately, that method no longer works as of...

Wrapping Up the AT&T “Lose the Laptop” Challenge – A Retrospective

We are now in the final days of voting for the AT&T Lose the Laptop Challenge. It has been an interesting four months writing about different topics and how they relate to the HTC Tilt 2 smart phone. You...

The Mobile Spy – “Ending It All” (The Finale & Part 4)

Catch up on Part 1 of “The Mobile Spy” here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here (on AT&T's Lose the Laptop site) or Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here (on HighTechDad.com). He slept most of...

The Mobile Spy – “The Final Purchase” (Part 3 of a 4 Part Story)

Catch up on Part 1 of “The Mobile Spy” here and Part 2 here (on AT&T's Lose The Laptop) or Part 1 here and Part 2 here (on HighTechDad.com). He enjoyed the obscurity that the shadows of the train station...
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