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, ...

Schools and Twitter- putting students in an awkward position?

Contributed by Lexie Maitland, guest blogger. I'm getting ready to start my junior year of high school.  With a couple of years under my belt, I'm pretty well acquainted with my school's use of social media, particularly Twitter.  Ever since I began high school and started getting involved with various clubs and sports, I've noticed that the school ...

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