Best Practices: .org and why Your For-Profit Organization Shouldn’t Use It

This morning I spent four hours on the telephone trying to find services for someone I love. Since we are in the preliminary stages of finding these services I emailed some friends, took their recommendations and then looked up the websites of the facilities and starting calling. You can tell a lot from a phone call. When you’re a patient, a child, an advocate or a friend needing service the receptionist at the agency you are calling is your first introduction to a facility. Granted, first impressions can be wrong, …

FamilyFinds.com Launches in Los Angeles

FamilyFinds.com launched just a few days ago in Los Angeles. My understanding is that there will be a nationwide rollout in 2011. No matter where you are located, I’d keep an eye on this. We all love Groupon. The internet loves Groupon so much that they said “no thank you” to an eighty bazillion dollar offer from Google. That’s a fact, go ahead and check it, I sure didn’t. We’ve loved flash sales since Woot came on the scene with a deal a day. We fell in love a little …

The MomBlogosphere Wants its Photos

I’m a mom blogger. I’m a mom, and I’m a blogger and I talk about motherhood. I talk about Jane, I talk about Alexander, I talk about Mr. G., and our pets. However, I’ve not shared pictures of my kids with you, nor have I shared stories of my children that their classmates wouldn’t already know. The way I blog might be different than the way you blog. I blog from my lens. I tell my stories, from my point of view, and I try to leave space for other …

A Little Bit More About the Gym that Photographs It’s Patrons

If you read my post yesterday, you’d know that I was in a fitness class where I was videotaped without giving consent. I can’t really stop thinking about it, for a number of reasons. Yes, it’s creepy. The gym in a private place where every wall has signs proclaiming it a camera free place. This is a setting where I’ve paid for my privacy, and I feel strange about losing it. But there’s a larger issue. The big issue (today) is the fact that I’m in the business of partnering …