Check Out Posts Before You Share

Posted on 11/27/2012 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

TechnologyThere’s a Facebook post you may have seen again and again over the past week. It’s a post your friends are copying and pasting from each other without checking to see if it’s true. It looks something like this: Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws. By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take …

Social Media Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Posted on 10/30/2012 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

TechnologyAs the AARP’s new social media trainer, I am always keeping an eye out on trends and “teachable moments” online. Hurricane Sandy has offered a very big lesson: Don’t believe everything you see. If you live along the East Coast, you may have spent the day watching the news and following posts on social media while working from home (if the power was still on). Hundreds of thousands of people were asked to stay indoors. It was an environment that …

50 Life Lessons My Pop Pop Taught Me – Part 1

Posted on 10/17/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeEditor’s note: This is first in a two part series. It’s been one month since I lost my Pop Pop, the Bernie in my blog Arthur & Bernie. He was 96, so it’s hard to say it came as a shock, but somehow, it did. He is finally at peace after months of struggle, and for that, I am thankful. It’s difficult, though, moving on with life as usual, when I’ve never known it without him. For 30 years, Pop …