Who cares about privacy? How a private social media app is evolving.

It was a year ago this month that my team and I launched Frienedy.  We've learned a tremendous amount along the way about generational differences in terms of technology adoption and who truly values privacy.  Suffice it to say we've been thoroughly surprised.  This post highlights some of our journey and our findings over the past ...

Podcast Interview: On the Vendor Floor

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity recently to appear as Melissa Emler’s guest on her podcast, On the Vendor Floor. Geared to educators, her podcast is a pretty brilliant idea. I mean, who hasn’t been overwhelmed with all of the information available at a conference or tradeshow, wishing you had the time to get ...

Social media pendulum swinging towards privacy?

I wrote the article below for Medium.com recently and wanted to post it here as well.  Several industry experts have noted a trend towards privacy in social media for 2016. https://medium.com/@Frienedy/is-the-social-media-pendulum-swinging-toward-privacy-f2903228e270#.gca4qfcij How I manage my own online privacy... As much as I love Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn- it is definitely nice to be able to have a private ...

How was school today?

How many times have you asked your kids, "How was school today?"  And, the predictable answer comes back, "fine." "Well, tell me about it.  How was math?  Science? Lunch, even?" "Boring, Mom.  Nothing happened." "Come on- there had to be at least one fun or interesting thing you learned, heard or saw today at school!" "Nope." Missouri 4th grade teacher, ...

Managing your child’s access on iDevices…

Do you know how easy it is to set up restrictions on your children's iDevices? I'm a little late to this game, since my daughter got her first iPhone five years ago.  She was 11, and downloaded Instagram.   I didn't know how important it was to make sure her location settings were turned off.  I ...

Digital Sportsmanship

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE fall sports!  Seriously, what could be more fun than a fall soccer game or Friday night football game between rival schools?  Tennis, softball, volleyball, swimming, cross country…the kids are back in the swing of the school year. As much as I love watching high school teams compete and ...

Five FREE resources for parents to survive the new school year…

Now that summer has melted away and our kids are either back in school or about to start, we find ourselves re-adjusting to school year routines.   Getting up early, playing taxi for activities and sports, meetings, open houses, overseeing homework, managing sleepovers and playdates, etc.  Let’s face it, back to school isn’t just tough ...

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