Oprah.com

As a contributor to Oprah.com, I offered insights and advice on how to make technology a meaningful part of our everyday lives. From web-enhanced relationships to deeper on- and offline friendships, you’ll find stories and tips about how to make social media, computers and cell phones a positive resource in your life. This page archives my blog posts for Oprah.com, plus additional reflections on some of those posts. You can also read the original posts (and leave comments) on the Oprah web site.

How to find support online during life’s big passages (for Oprah.com)

How to find support online during life’s big passages (for Oprah.com)

Friends are there to share your celebrations, support you through difficult transitions, and mourn your losses. Social media enable that sharing and support in new ways, across distances that would formerly exclude people who are far away but dear to your heart. Find out how to get the support you need online.

Now on Oprah.com: Life passages online, plus an empty nest bonus

My latest blog post for Oprah.com talks about ways to get support during life passages. Whether you’re celebrating milestones like the birth of a baby, a marriage or a birthday, or confronting challenges like death or illness, I’ve got some pointers on how the web can help. This post looks at one passage in particular: your newly empty nest.

My latest for Oprah.com: Is an iPad Right for Your Family?

My latest for Oprah.com: Is an iPad Right for Your Family?

“I got an iPad!” my daughter announces to a friend. “No honey, I got an iPad,” I remind her. The argument over who the iPad belongs to is just one of the many wrinkles in our new life as The iPad Family. Self-serve movie watching, GodFinger...
On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

If it takes a village to raise a child, that village no longer needs to be defined by the place you happen to live. This post for Oprah.com shows how to find online support to help you be a better parent online and offline.

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