I admit it… I am hooked on Pinterest. What makes it so darn addicting? To visual people, it is a virtual smorgasbord of sights, colors, ideas and you can count me into this giant playground of eye candy. Business’s are quickly jumping on the band wagon although the clearly are still trying to figure out exactly how to align it with their business. I’ve seen a bevy of Etsy artists already using it to display their designs. I have been on for almost 6 months, but only the last few weeks has brought the treasures I am now seeing. It can be hard to get a grasp of how and who to follow when you first join, so I have been gathering lists from around the web to share with you. Please, if you have others you love and want to share leave them in the comments… after all… one can never have too many Pinterest friends!
Gap has gone fairly simple (but hardly boring) with the platform thus far, mixing it up with pinboards like “Snow” and “Candy” – both of which align well with their brand but aren’t directly salesy.
Pottery Barn Kids is focused entirely on the greater benefits of the products they sell. They include pinboards designed for upcoming holidays (Valentine’s Day), sneak previews of new products, and other items mommies are sure to love. Read more
How far is too far when it comes to sharing you status updates? This FaceBook status inspired mini-dress was created by Romanian designer Lana Balana. It is one of a kind, and it isn’t for sale.
Facebook and romantic relationships make for a potent — and potentially volatile — combination.
While the network does offer opportunities for meaningful social interactions and self-esteem boosts, it also opens a Pandora’s box of options for spying, stalking and other insecurity- and jealousy-driven actions between lovers.
And all those public relationship tidbits of data, from new relationship announcements to breakups to digital PDA, can have an impact on how others, including your partner, see you.
How do you handle Facebook when it comes to interpersonal relationships, especially those of a romantic variety? Read more
Working as a Web Administrator I am all too familiar with the dangers the internet hold for children. It is a topic I discuss often with our staff. Mashable posted the article below filled with excellent information.
Repost From: Mashable.com
The Internet didn’t arrive for most of today’s parents until after they had passed adolescence. Online behavior was something they were able to approach with the disposition of an adult (even if some chose not to).
Their children, however, were born into a very different situation. It’s not uncommon to see an iPad next to the crib, and 7.5 million children younger than 13 have Facebook profiles.
If parents don’t teach online safety, their children might not recognize imprudent online actions or realize their consequences.
“Younger kids certainly don’t know that what they post is out there for everyone,” explains Jeff Godlis, the director of communications for Internet literacy education publisher i-Safe. “As you get older, the kids keep pushing the barriers… Parents need to be parents, and they have to be involved.” Read more
Facebook, facebook, facebook… It’s all about facebook these days, and it’s even gotten to the level where pretty much everyone is checking their facebook at least once a day. Well, not really, but almost 50% of the people on facebook are checking it as soon as they wake up and continuously monitoring it during the day. I read somewhere that a human being can only interact and keep in mind a maximum of 150 friends or so. This is quite interesting to know since we keep adding new friends to our facebook pretty much daily. Whether we keep in regular contact with them or not is of course not the point, but if we were, then we wouldn’t be able to keep track of them all if we managed to get over 150 friends… which it seems most people have.
To keep up with everything going in our network, we apparently need bigger brains if we are to expand our personal friends network beyond 150 people. The fact that we spend almost an hour on social networking each day in general is staggering, and the odd thing is that nowadays we talk to our friends more on facebook than we do in real life. Is this something we should be alarmed about? I think not. The level of conversation and the topics are far wider online than they are in real life, so it might actually be better.
However, to expand our social network size, as said previously, we need to evolve bigger brains in order to be able to cope with the constant stream of information that our brains are hammered with on a daily basis. That will of course take a lot of time, and until we do, how can we solve this quite intriguing problem? Maybe we should start categorizing our friends into different periods of the day. In the morning you take care of the one lot of 150 friends, and in the evening you take care of the second lot of people. That way, you could keep track of at least 300 friends. Would you be able to remember what you did in the morning after you had taken care of the evening lot? That’s the key question here. Hmm, what a dilemma!
Repost From: Bit Rebels