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Passwords Matter – Get Yours in Order

There’s something about passwords that just annoys you, isn’t there? First you set your password, then 60 days later you’re supposed to change it. Some need a “special character” plus one number an...

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Why You Should Join More Online Communities

  There are all kinds of communities – both online and offline. Sure, you’re on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Maybe you even Instagram. But are you in the communities you need to be in to make an impact in y...

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Demystifying Instagram

Sometimes new social media networks pop up and I get excited and jump right in. Twitter was definitely that kind of case. I connected with it instantly, and immediately saw a use for it in my personal life and career. But other...


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Women Build Real-Life Relationships Online

Some might say we are too attached to our many devices: laptops, smart phones, iPads.  But apparently women today are very smart about how they use their devices and online social networks. Forbes’ Meghan Casserly brought up...

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Yes, You Have to Get on LinkedIn

I have been shocked lately at the number of people I’ve met who’ve said something like, “Oh, yeah, LinkedIn….I’m not on that yet.” Or in another instance, an incredibly connected individual o...

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Dealing with a LinkedIn Blast from the Past

Stella Fayman, one of the founders of Entrepreneurs Unplugged recently wrote an interesting story of a LinkedIn request she didn’t accept. In “LinkedIn Request From the Past – Take It or Leave It,” Stell...


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6 Secrets Your Facebook Page Isn’t Keeping

Every day, it seems, there’s a new Facebook “privacy warning” circulating. From the debacle of Facebook changing everyone’s email addresses to the “please right click on my name and set privacy bla...

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Call Me Maybe? Not With This Text Package!

A recent article in Politico outlined the results of a survey of DC lobbyists and hill staffers, and the results are fascinating. As it turns out, lobbyists are finding it harder than ever to connect with hill staffers, and hil...

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Social Media and You with Step Up Women’s Network

I spent last Saturday with a group of women and girls who embody empowerment and passion – the women and girls of Step Up Women’s Network Chicago. I’m on the Board of Directors of Step Up’s Chicago Chapt...


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About.me – The New Online “You” Tool

Every now and then, a new “hot” “social media” site comes around and you think, “How long will this stay around?” And the reason I put “social media” in quotes is because, I think...