We are honored to have the authors of the just published book — The Art of Social Media — Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick as our guests at #DadChat Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Guy is making his fourth appearance at #DadChat and continuing his streak of educating our community on the topic of his latest book. It’s worth noting that Guy is the father of four boys. Peg is both his co-author and business partner, as well as a mom and Social Media star in her own right. Plus, YOU can win one of THREE copies of their new book this week at #DadChat.
It’s no joke. There is identity theft and all kinds of shenanigans going on with the Internet. Yet, how many parents are really aware of what their kids do online? What they watch and WHO may be watching them? Social Media Safety is our topic for this Thursday’s #DadChat, July 31 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. We have special guest DJ Thistle as our co-host this chat.
Social Media is the new method of networking, working, and interacting in so many ways. We parents have begun to adopt it and, in various cases, it is a part of our lives. BUT, for our kids, it is a HUGE part of their lives. And, going forward, it will only get more and more complicated and integrated into daily life. We were honored to have Social Media and Marketing expert Pam Moore as our co-host on Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT. We discussed what the future may hold for us, Social Media, and our kids! But, the chat covered so very much more: Read the transcript!
We all choose to employ technology in different ways in our lives. I am very curious how YOU and YOUR KIDS use technology. Do they text or speak with their friends? Do you still have a landline at home? When is the last time you upgraded your main television and/or do you have a home theatre with Dolby and Surround Sound? Do you even have a smart phone? When did you last upgrade your computer?
I’m old enough to remember using rotary phones, having a pen pal, and Black and White TV with no remote, or a remote that was wired and did almost nothing. My boys have grown up with computers, Facebook, music “sharing” first with Napster and then so many others, Twitter, and Social Media. How they communicate is so much different than when I was their age. How we all communicate now is so varied. Do you think you employ effective communication?
The title of this column IS A STATEMENT. If I’d added a question mark, it would be a question. If I added “How to” at the beginning, it would be a tutorial. I made a purposeful choice with this title because I am advocating strongly to find that balance in your Social Media life much as we all strive to find balance in our lives as a whole. We all want to avoid too much stress. Some call it stress management. I’d prefer to call is LIFE management.
Let’s begin by doing a short history lesson and questionnaire. Please understand that I am bringing my own family history to this discussion, which means we are covering nearly a century of societal mores. My parents were born in 1915 and 1918, married in the 30’s, and had me in the 50’s. My boys were born in 1993 and 1996. I had my first-born four days after my 40th birthday. A lot has happened during all these decades.