Be. Act. Do. Making Choices In Your Online Life.

You interact online and through social and digital media, but do you reflect about how, why and in what way you choose to use these tools? The following is from a new presentation I’ve developed that challenges college students to reflect on three questions: Who do you want to BE? How do you want to ACT? What do you want to DO? I will be presenting this at Ripon College today, but am constantly tweaking it for new audiences.  Take a look at the abbreviated preview below.  The full version, of course, has a lot… Read More

You could be doing so much more than that cat video… Use social media to lift up others

Social media can be used for a lot of purposes: providing an update on a moment in your life, letting other people know about an event or cause, or sharing an interesting article you’ve read… all great uses… but social media can be used for so much more.  Social media starts off as a novelty.  You get excited that other people are interested in what you have to say.  You get glimpses into your friends and colleagues lives.  It’s one long conversation that exists across the boundaries of time and physical distance, and… Read More

Excited to Launch TheClownNoseProject.com

I’m launching a fun little experiment I call The Clown Nose Project! It’s a simple project trying to spread a little fun and joy. The basic concept is this: Seeing pictures of normal everyday people in clown noses makes me smile. Brightening someone’s day makes me smile. By harnessing the power of the internet, perhaps I could get a small army of clown-nose-armed people (which I refer to as “Clown Nosers”) to give out clown noses to unsuspecting people and take pictures or videos of them wearing them. We can post them… Read More