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Online relationship advice from Oprah.com

As a contributor to Oprah.com, I offer insights and advice on how to make technology a meaningful part of our everyday lives. From web-enhanced relationships to deeper on- and offline friendships, you’ll find stories and tips about how to make social media, computers and cell phones a positive resource in your life. This page archives my blog posts for Oprah.com, plus additional reflections on some of those posts. You can also read the original posts (and leave comments) on the Oprah web site.

How Social Media Can Sustain Your Friendships (from Oprah.com)

November 26, 2010

This blog post originally appeared on Oprah.com. “I’m writing because I’m an old friend of Angel J.,” the e-mail said. “I see from your site that you know her; can you put us in touch?” It wasn’t the first time we’d served as a point of reintroduction. Our wedding photos, posted in 2000, constituted the [...]

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For Oprah.com: Gifts for the geeky dad (even after Father’s Day)

June 29, 2010

Do you have a tech-loving Dad in your life? This post for Oprah.com offers great gift ideas to show him that he’s your favorite geek.

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How to find support online during life’s big passages (for Oprah.com)

June 18, 2010

Friends are there to share your celebrations, support you through difficult transitions, and mourn your losses. Social media enable that sharing and support in new ways, across distances that would formerly exclude people who are far away but dear to your heart. Find out how to get the support you need online.

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Now on Oprah.com: Life passages online, plus an empty nest bonus

June 2, 2010
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My latest blog post for Oprah.com talks about ways to get support during life passages. Whether you’re celebrating milestones like the birth of a baby, a marriage or a birthday, or confronting challenges like death or illness, I’ve got some pointers on how the web can help. This post looks at one passage in particular: your newly empty nest.

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For Oprah.com: Should you get an iPad for kids?

May 31, 2010

This post for Oprah.com lists the 5 questions to ask about using an iPad for kids, so you can decide whether to get one for your family.

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My latest for Oprah.com: Is an iPad Right for Your Family?

May 19, 2010

“I got an iPad!” my daughter announces to a friend. “No honey, I got an iPad,” I remind her. The argument over who the iPad belongs to is just one of the many wrinkles in our new life as The iPad Family. Self-serve movie watching, GodFinger addiction, bedtime stories that read themselves — these are [...]

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On Oprah.com: What to do on Twitter when you’re getting started

May 5, 2010

This post for Oprah.com shows what to do on Twitter when you’re getting started. Learn the basics of using Twitter, like how to find great people to follow, or check out this Twitter glossary.

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On Oprah.com: How to find online inspiration and set goals online

May 1, 2010

From an online inspiration feed to an affirmation password, this post for Oprah.com shares 6 ways to find inspiration and set goals online.

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6 ways to prioritize your friends online (for Oprah.com)

April 23, 2010

This post for Oprah.com shows how to support your friendships by making and keeping real friends online.

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On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

April 2, 2010

If it takes a village to raise a child, that village no longer needs to be defined by the place you happen to live. This post for Oprah.com shows how to find online support to help you be a better parent online and offline.

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On Oprah.com: Great dates that take your marriage online

March 25, 2010

This post for Oprah.com shows how the social media can take your marriage online — with a great date offline.

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