Archives for 2008

Will 2009 Uncover Price Fixing On the Backs of Texting Teens?

I don’t know about you, but this week's NYTimes article "What Carriers Aren't Eager to Tell You About Texting" written by local SJSU professor Randall Stross has me wanting to text him an … [Read more...]

Using Matching Funds Marketing Tactics: A Win-Win For Kids

Ok mathletes and marketing mavens...when does $125=$250? The economy’s in the tank, and I want every penny leveraged to the max, so it makes sense that I’d wait until the 'best year-end … [Read more...]

Hey Kids: Received a Text from the Pope Yet?

It’s Christmas eve, a time to rejoice…“The Vatican is endorsing new technology that brings the book of daily prayers used by priests straight onto iPhones.” Hail Mary and … [Read more...]

Money Management for Kids: Chores, Allowance & Digital Nagging

Part Two of our interview with PAYjr CEO David Jones includes one of the rarely used aspects of PAYjr's chore and allowance program (only 5% evidently) where parents can set up cell phone reminders … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth Interviews PAYjr CEO on Kids’ Prepaid Plastic

Seeing as how we’re smack dab in the “final 48 hour retail frenzy” of credit card-flinging shoppers at risk of losing every logical brain cell, my interview with PAYjr Founder/CEO … [Read more...]

Hand Up Congo: Send Your Old Cellphones, Honor Gregoire!

Children have a way of connecting with animals more than people sometimes, and it’s not often that I have an opportunity to help out both in one media-based nugget to unite the … [Read more...]

Using New Media to Help Kids Revive Their Cultural Heritage

Feliz Navidad! I know, I keep saying “mañana, mañana, amigos,” now that I'm back in the country. I’ll be writing only sporadically throughout the holiday season as … [Read more...]

The Great Escape: Shaping Youth Unplugged (Again)

The collective intelligence at the Program for the Future Conference may have fried my synapses, and short-circuited my braincells in overdrive... I had a full post ready to go saying 'I'm goin' … [Read more...]

Program for the Future.org: Human/Media Tool Systems Timeline

Program for the Future Conference: Double-click to enlarge Eileen Clegg's visual insights into the years beginning with Doug Engelbart's birth in 1925 and emerging through his 'mother of all demos' in … [Read more...]

Seven Sensational Blogs About Girls (All Things Girl Pt.2)

I’ve learned something about myself from running this All Things Girl series…As much as I love it, I miss being ‘in the moment’ sharing life in ‘real … [Read more...]

Media Musts To Wrap Up “All Things Girl” Week (Part One)

To whittle down to a handful of ‘media musts’ for our grand finale of ‘All Things Girl’ week has been hard, so I’m going to try to shine the spotlight on some lesser … [Read more...]

Top 20 Youth Marketing Bloggers: Shaping Youth Is One of ‘Em!

Just when you thought I’d stay on topic and wrap up our ‘All Things Girl’ week I’m zinging one more post in a different direction (humor me, it’s the holidays, time to … [Read more...]

Smart Girls At the Party.TV: Interview with SNL’s Amy Poehler

With eight seasons of Saturday Night Live under her belt, I automatically thought SNL actress Amy Poehler's new digital TV series would be a spoof or a sketch by the screenshot alone! I mean, … [Read more...]

The Girl Effect: A World Changing Media Message

Shaping Youth’s All Things Girl Series concludes with a two-parter on The Girl Effect, beginning with this powerful media using kinetic type in motion and piano to amplify and implore action with the … [Read more...]

Girls’ Prescription for Self-Worth: Respect Rx

As we wind down All Things Girl Week on Shaping Youth (which has turned into more of a month) let’s connect the dots on the one theme that keeps resurfacing time and again from sports and school … [Read more...]

What’s On Tweens’ Minds? Meet Denise Restauri of AllyKatzz

I figure the Obama girls are going to be a huge focal point in the months ahead (gawd help those darlings) and self-ascribed tween “experts” will be crawling out of the media morass … [Read more...]

Move Over Dr. Phil, Here Comes “Doctor Jenn for Girls”

“Ever wonder why it seems so hard to be a good parent? Do you ever feel like you don’t know how to survive the turbulent teen years? Or where you can turn for help? Rest assured… … [Read more...]

GLTR Girls: Girls Learn to Ride Creates Oceans of Self Esteem

Surfing. Wakeboarding. Snowboarding. Skateboarding. Skiing. All are ‘wannabe’ favorites of GLTR girls that opt for ‘X-treme’ sports over the ‘girly girl’ … [Read more...]

Fem 2.0: Feminine Feminism & The Mother of All Conversations

Femmes and friends of all colors are abuzz about whether Erin Aubry Kaplan’s recent Salon article about Michelle Obama’s backside was out of bounds or ‘a joyful celebration’ of … [Read more...]

Twilight Teens, GirlChild Press & A Manifesta: Read, Kiddo, Read!

Whether you’re sucking up the plotlines with girls of all ages and stages as part of the Twilight saga book series or are completely unaware of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer as the up and … [Read more...]