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The 4 words that can ignite your daughter’s tech career

October 14, 2014

This post originally appeared on Medium. Today is Ada Lovelace Day, when we pause to celebrate women’s accomplishments in the world of technology, and to think about what we can do to encourage more women to enter dude-rich, digital fields. You might think that’s a piece of cake in a family where both dad and mom work [...]

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What you can learn by NOT throwing your child out of a window

May 20, 2014

A few years ago I found myself comparing vacation plans with a colleague — a single guy about a decade older than me. His upcoming vacation? A month-long backpacking trip to Hawaii, totally off the grid. When I marvelled at his bravery, he offered this wisdom: “Every year, try to do something that pushes you [...]

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Don’t be scared to Facebook your kids: A response to Amy Webb

September 5, 2013

Amy Webb has written an important but frustrating post on Facebook privacy and kids on the Slate website. Writing about a friend who extensively Facebooks photos and stories about her daughter “Kate”, Webb worries that Kate’s parents have compromised their child’s future autonomy, particularly in light of emergent facial recognition technology that can build profiles based on [...]

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A social media resource for moms (and dads)

October 25, 2010

Nicole Cottrell has undertaken a three-part blog series, 15 ways moms can use social media. Judging from the first part, which went online today, it’s going to have lots of great ideas. Here are a couple of my favorite parts: Try using your personal Twitter, Facebook, and blog to ask thoughtful questions of your network. Ask [...]

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