Latest Articles for Author: Michelle Murray

Is there ageism in social media?

Is there Ageism in Social Media?

Can a 40-year old be a Social Media Manager? Recently, I heard from a colleague that’s it’s better to hire a young social media manager because they have their finger more solidly on the pulse of the tech world and that older people (people 30 years and older), should not have opportunity in these roles…

Facebook: revisiting the basic fundamentals

Facebook: Revisiting the Basic Fundamentals

There is a very valid reason why this blog idea popped into my head on a very sunny Sunday in March, and it’s because it’s an issue that occasionally needs to be addressed. While to some it may seem silly and repetitive – there is a need to take a moment to reflect on some…

What’s so great about storify?

What’s so Great About Storify?

Stories have been shared with others since the beginning of time: Politics, What’s happening in various communities, and now (more than ever) what we’ve been eating for lunch.  Stories have allowed the reader to know what’s happening in the world; and now with the information age, we can be apart of that news in real…

Brogramming a Sexist Tech Culture?

Keep Pushing that Button “Every minute spent on discussing gender issues in technology is a wasted minute that should be better spent building free software” — Randi Harper a.k.a. FreeBSD Girl We would be naïve to think that sexism doesn’t exist in the tech world…According to many programmers, computer hackers, tech savvy millionaires; the world of technology…

Crowd Funding – Bringing Ideas to Life

It wasn’t too long ago when the major sources of fundraising happened through cookies and cakes, dance-a-thons, walks, and lemonade stands.  As social interactions grow and evolve, so does the need for further spanning the fundraising opportunity – sharing not only a dream, goal or plan, but awareness of a non-profit, product, or talent. This type of…

Why you should give a hoot

Why You Should Give a HOOT

Hoot it Loud for Your Small Business In a world where we are constantly inundated with social news – be it tech gadgetry, new applications, small business solutions, what’s hot, and not; it wouldn’t be unfair to assume that the inflow of online information can be daunting, especially in the world of small business. On a typical day,…