Preparing teens for adulthood includes helping them navigate the ins and outs of social media. Sometimes teens don’t think before they act. But, this makes sense because the prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until the mid-20s. This part of the brain is responsible for “executive functions;” which includes the ability to organize thoughts, solve problems, foresee possible consequences and delay gratification. That’s why many times adolescents do things that simply don’t make sense to us. So, when it comes to social media they need to be educated.
Searching for the perfect active adult community to enjoy during retirement creates all sorts of questions. Do you want to live somewhere else? If so, where? Do you want warmth and sunshine? Do you want to stay close to family? Do you want a condo or single-family home? With questions like these, doing your homework is important. As is starting early.
Q: I trust you guys, so I have to ask: Is it true that your private Facebook inbox messages are now visible for all to see, from 2010 and earlier? I keep seeing people posting this on Facebook. — Robyn
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is working to help entrepreneurs use technology to start or grow their businesses. A new chamber program combines real life examples of business issues with technology solutions. It is designed to help participants understand using technology on topics that such as marketing and finance. The software is open-source, and businesses can continue to use it for free after taking a series of classes.
For do-most-of-it-yourself brides, wedding planning means lists,
lists and more lists, with some spreadsheets thrown in for good
measure. There are also the long, endlessly pored-over documents of
vows, readings, even toasts. Did I mention lists?
There's a good chance your favorite blog, website or online
store is powered by WordPress, the free online DIY website software
that has put web publishing power in the hands of anyone with a
keyboard and Internet access. On Feb. 24-26 more than 650 small
business owners, nonprofit agencies, real estate agents,
photographers, designers, journalists, and even kids will swarm
downtown Chandler to learn easy website publishing and development
at the 2012 WordCamp Phoenix.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has launched a
Facebook page where fans can read news and join conversations on
the city's parks, preserves, recreation facilities and programs.
Facebook users can find and "Like" the page through their own
accounts by searching for "City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation,"
or they can access the page directly at
2014 and above: Colleges are now
using social networking sites, such as “Facebook,” to try and
recruit students by posting pages about their university. However,
many of these same colleges may be looking at YOUR social
networking page to get a better idea about YOU as a candidate for
their school. Just
remember to keep this in mind when posting things (comments,
pictures, etc...) to your Facebook pages. Just like you may be doing research
on the college on these sites.... the college can be doing the same
to you! If you have a Facebook account and are worried about what
others may see, you can set the privacy settings on your profile so
only your friends can view most details.
In today's world, we college kids have grown up with technology
at our fingertips. We can blog, Facebook, Skype and tweet all day
long without breaking a sweat. Being able to communicate across the
globe gives us the kind of power our predecessors could only dream
of. We can share ideas, laughter and creativity with anyone in the
world in an instant. And we have. For this very purpose, planking