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.
Do you have a tech-loving Dad in your life? This post for Oprah.com offers great gift ideas to show him that he’s your favorite geek.
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.
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.
This post for Oprah.com lists the 5 questions to ask about using an iPad for kids, so you can decide whether to get one for your family.
This post for Oprah.com shows what to do on Twitter when you’re getting started. Learn the basics of using Twitter, like how to find great people to follow, or check out this Twitter glossary.
From an online inspiration feed to an affirmation password, this post for Oprah.com shares 6 ways to find inspiration and set goals online.
This post for Oprah.com shows how to support your friendships by making and keeping real friends 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.