One of the most famous "citizen journalists" in the world right now is, Sohaib Athar who inadvertently Tweeted Osama Bin Laden's death as it was happening. Athar, who can be found @ReallyVirtual, realized at some point on Monday that there was a connection between the helicopter sounds he was Tweeting about and United States President Barack … [Read more...] about Bin Laden’s Neighbor Unknowingly Live-Tweets His Death
I'm starting a new series featuring entrepreneurs who use the web to conduct business. These entrepreneurs are unique because they are not typical online entrepreneurs, they're not bloggers, or online marketers and they're not social media specialists. What makes them un usual is that they own offline businesses but they use the web to build … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur Interview Series – Artist, Rana Sawaya Ryan
We are living in a world where social media is all the rage, a world where we spend more and more time online, where we are using the web to connect with friends that we haven’t spoken to in years, a world where we are revealing more and more about ourselves, our family and our friends on the world wide web, a world where geographic barriers no … [Read more...] about Should You Reveal Your Religion Online?
As Holy Week, a significant religious time for many Christians, begins today on Palm Sunday, and coincides with Passover, a major religious observance for Jews, I want to explore what role faith, religion and spirituality play on the web, and, eventually, to address the question of where such personal topics belong in the formation of your online … [Read more...] about What Does Religion Look Like Online?
Yes, this column is called Digital You and for many of us that means we are stay-at-home entrepreneurs. It's amazing what can be accomplished with a laptop and cell phone these days isn't it? For those of you who have gotten comfortable working from home in your PJ’s all day, or you’re too busy juggling Household, Inc. and your entrepreneurial … [Read more...] about Digital and Non-Digital Networking
The other day many of the contacts in my email account received an email from me that simply had a link in it. Some people followed the link and it led to information about Viagra and a “click here” if you want to buy it. Many friends emailed me letting me know that they got a “strange” message from me. I assured all that I wasn’t moonlighting … [Read more...] about My Email Got Hacked, Now What??