Nowadays, social media makes everyone feel like they have a big, booming voice to use for instigating change. Just spend a little time on Twitter or in the comments section of a newspaper article and you’ll read opinions and suggestions from everyone from issue experts to the tinfoil hat brigade. It’s a dynamic litany of [...]
The blogosphere is a pretty crowded space today. Over 42 million blogs are taking up space on the Internet, and still more people are racing to get in on the perceived fame and fortune! Well, probably not fortune or fame, but at least an avenue to create a business, express their opinions or fulfill their [...]
There’s something to be said about social media. Love it or hate it (and does anyone really hate it?), it has changed the way we go about our daily lives. It has connected us to people we have lost touch with, brought us closer to those we may have stopped calling on a regular basis [...]
Lindsey Stone has learned the hard way that funny is in the eye of the beholder. Stone recently posted a picture of herself on Facebook, taken on a company funded trip to Washington, D.C. where she was escorting disabled clients of her employer. I doubt she expected the reaction she got — not a “lol” [...]
The New York Times recently ran an article entitled, They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve, about how new studies have found that girls and women direct language for the rest of the population. The article is slightly condescending in tone, in that, well, just look at the title yourself. Then look at the little cartoon [...]
Look at Allie Wilkinson and you may not immediately realize that she’s a scientist. And that’s her point. She’s the founder of a fabulous new Tumblr called “This Is What a Scientist Looks Like,” designed to shatter the stereotypes people have toward scientists. Allie and her colleagues asked scientists everywhere to share pictures of [...]
As our heads swirl this week with the thoughts of the strange “I’m just a victim” speech given by Herman Cain as he withdrew from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann setting us straight on gay marriage (gay people can get married as long as they marry someone of the opposite sex) [...]
Compromise is not a word that a lot of people on Capitol Hill understand these days. That’s particularly true when those who are entrenched in their own view of things can’t climb out of those trenches without a 12-foot ladder. The so-called “Super Committee” — aka the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit [...]
Networked: What Women Want and Why You Should Care” was the title of the panel I moderated at this year’s Activism+Media+Policy Summit to talk about how and why media, policymakers and politicos should be paying attention to the largest and most active group online to advance their goals. I put together what I thought was [...]
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