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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.
A group of students from Arizona State University are getting their feet wet with a new, online learning tool for those looking to self-teach and find resources.
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet users scanning their Twitter feeds or Facebook accounts Sunday might want to add one more quick click to check their computer for malware.
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.
KOSAMA’S next session starts April 30 for $199. Additionally, if you “like” the KOSAMA Tempe Facebook page you get another $25 off, putting the cost at $174.
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.
Phoenix Public Library is expanding its community conversations on social media with the launch of its new Facebook page. The Facebook page joins the library's postings on Twitter and YouTube.
Finding and eating locally grown foods can be a challenge for many living and working in Ahwatukee Foothills, but a new website has just begun to make access to local foods easy and fast.
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 facebook.com/phoenixparks.
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.
Q: Would an iPad work as a computer for my first-year college student, or should I just get them a laptop?
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 was born.