Archives for May 2009

What Will Kids Learn About Dr. George Tiller? And From Who?

May 31, 2009 When heinous acts of murder shake our nation to its very core, it brings out “the good, the bad, and the ugly” in media coverage, personal dogma and combative demogoguery. Whether … [Read more...]

HopeLab Launches “Sticky Notes” Blog To Make Their Thinking Visible

May 31, 2009 I know our friends at HopeLab have been active on Twitter and their own Facebook group and use SlideShare and all that, but as I’ve said many a time, microblogging and 140 character sound … [Read more...]

SmartyCard’s Summer Challenge With Scholastic: Heads Up for Fall!

May 28, 2009 I was just about to post an in-depth review and analysis of the merits and watch-worthy aspects of the new SmartyCard.com "learn and earn" kids' program for 3rd-6th graders,  when I … [Read more...]

Film Screenings: ATB Tonight in Marin, Consuming Kids, June 4th!

May 28, 2009 Last night’s screening of America the Beautiful in S.F. at the Clay with director Darryl Roberts for Q&A yielded another 220 ardent ATB fans and helped support About-Face in the … [Read more...]

Celebrity Star Power To Benefit Urban Battlefields

May 24, 2009 See this “Tweet” at left? That’s the power of Twitter. Now get this…I’m not even ON Twitter. You heard right. No Twitter account. That means your content can be ‘tweeted’ even if … [Read more...]

Susan Boyle’s Encore: A “Memory” For Us All

May 24, 2009 Speaking of WorldShapers, as I was researching the 'Twitter updates' on  Narada Michael Walden's mega-Memorial Day music fest for Christopher Rodriguez, I ran across Sheryl Brueker's … [Read more...]

Worldshapers: Women Wired to Make A Difference

May 24, 2009 Passionistas span the globe in all shapes, sizes and countries, and it makes me wonder sometimes if some of us are just ‘hard-wired’ with the 'want to make a difference' gene from the get … [Read more...]

Grammy Winners Use Music to Uplift the Heart On Memorial Day

May 23, 2009 I love the fusion of media and marketing when we can epitomize positive uses to merge the two and glean celebrity role models to boot. I haven’t heard this much buzz in musical circles … [Read more...]

Will Internet Ads Become The Leaf Blowers Of Digital Media?

May 21, 2009 Seguing from the clever Google  search logos and their homepage fun to this one at left from "Ask"...I must "ask" dear readers...Who would like to join me in a childish, lip-fluttering … [Read more...]

Doodle 4 Google National Winner: Hope For A New Beginning

May 21, 2009 Earlier this spring I wrote about the history of the cool and everchanging logos on the Google homepage delighting us all…including my favorite salute to Seuss. Yesterday it was about … [Read more...]

American Idol Upset: Who You Callin’ “Marginalized?”

May 20, 2009 Tonight was the big hoohah over American Idol’s grand finale controversy, and the New York Times' ArtsBeat section had a play by play ‘real time’ review updating regularly that described … [Read more...]

Women Talk Sports Network: Voices To Be Heard

May 19, 2009 In the “Young Runners” post yesterday I glossed over the new Women Talk Sports network and Shaping Youth Correspondent Rebecca Scritchfield’s involvement as one of their cadre of … [Read more...]

Young Runners: A Media Must For Healthy Track Season

May 18, 2009 I confess, I hate to run…always have. It harkens back to my days in 3rd grade when I was given the moniker ‘paddle foot’ for a goofy gait, and self-consciously abstained from public … [Read more...]

Beam Me Up, Scholars: Arcane Star Trek Cameo Tidbits

May 16, 2009 My favorite academic digital rag, the Chronicle’s Wired Campus newsletter reports: “Henry Jenkins, co-director of MIT's Comparative Media Studies Program, thought it was some kind of … [Read more...]

“About Face” Body Image Benefit: America the Beautiful Movie

May 15, 2009 He’s baaaaaaaaaack! ‘Tell it like it is’ director Darryl Roberts of America The Beautiful is wrapping his last personal appearance on his U.S. screening tour to benefit two worthy Bay … [Read more...]

Project Green Prom Update: Summer Rayne & Teens Turning Green

May 14, 2009 I feel like I dropped the ‘carbon offset’ ball with my trek to WildCare on Mother’s Day... I stopped by to see the Project Green Prom boutique and see how their ‘how to green your … [Read more...]

Ypulse Offers Stimulus Package for Youth Marketing Mashup: 30% Off!

May 13, 2009 Even big league marketers seem to be falling on tough times, as I just noticed Anastasia Goodstein has posted a “30% off” deal for the final weeks of registration for the 2009 Ypulse … [Read more...]

Teen Webby Winners Talk About Old vs. New Media

May 12, 2009 Hat tip to Ypulse for linking these Webby winning student journalists who reinforce that this blog fits into my own "don't do as I do" persona of 'long form blogging' in a microblog … [Read more...]

The Kindness of Strangers: Social Media’s Power to Help & Heal

May 11, 2009 Hungarian writer Robert Zend once said, “There are too many people, and too few human beings.” I’d normally agree, but I guess media is shifting my frame of reference a tad, as this is … [Read more...]