Archives for July 2007

“Women Leaders For the World” Selects Shaping Youth!

I’ve been trying to stay low key about being selected as one of the U.S. representatives for the Women Leaders for the World program, but after spending the last few days with my fellow GWLN … [Read more...]

Behind the Eight Ball: The 8 Random Things Meme

I’m behind the eight ball in more ways than one these days, so when Greg Verdino at Crayon (one of my Age of Conversation colleagues) tagged me for the meme game to get to know his fellow … [Read more...]

The Age of Conversation & Youth: A Social Media Primer

“Social networks get things done,” says the narrator of this short video primer I found on Kim Klaver’s blog, who happens to be one of my co-contributors in The Age of … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Alliance Tackles the Darkness of Darfur

Let me get this straight. Media watchdogs deem the new Harry Potter film inappropriate for children, yet it’s being marketed to them heavily. Mainstream media mavens and reviewers debate the … [Read more...]

Cheaper Apple iPhone For 2008: Will They? Won’t They?

Will kids "bite the Apple" or will it prove to be media poison? First Reuters news reported that Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based … [Read more...]

Coordinating Kids? Use Your Noodle To “Doodle” A Poll

Which weekend’s best for a slumber party? Who's carpooling to the game? What's your summer camp schedule? We all know how tedious it can be synchronizing different people's agendas to find a … [Read more...]

The Age of Conversation eBook: Shaping Youth for Children’s Charity

The birth of our Age of Conversation eBook coincides with the birth of my daughter, July 16th…wow, go figure, quite appropo! Happy ‘birth’day to all my co-authors, who generously … [Read more...]

Anti-Racist Parenting Tips; Free eBook for Shaping Youth

“If you’re a parent who is tired of having your child learn about race and identity through the mixing of Neapolitan ice cream, playing dress-up with national costumes, and absorbing the … [Read more...]

Youth Atwitter On Live Earth Concert 7-07-07

The countdown has begun, to "rock for our rock" tomorrow online via MSN Live Earth. One peek at Live Earth/Twitter and you’ll see youth ramping up for the global 7/7/07 music fest with eco-tips … [Read more...]

Independence Day: A Global Worldview For Shaping Youth

In their holiday hello titled, “experience the 4th” global branding firm Cheskin, now Added-Value.com  filled my e-mail with fun factoids and knowledge nuggets to jolt me out of American myopia. As … [Read more...]

4th of July Mini Round-Up of Media, Shaping Youth

Remember when games were played rather than viewed; outdoors instead of in? Every year our funky little neighborhood celebrates 4th of July with old-fashioned kids’ lawn games like three-legged … [Read more...]

Maxed Out On Energy Drinks? Pepsi Shouts, “Wake Up People!”

This month Diet Pepsi Max started targeting guys that need to watch their spare tire and want a little extra fizz to keep awake, while yawning at the keyboard. This week it hit store shelves, the FDA … [Read more...]