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7 Ways Twitter Can Make You A Better Leader! (All in 140 or less)

By idaflo | June 22nd, 2010 | No Comments » 

Scott WilliamsPosted by Scott Williams at Big Is The New Small

Here are 7 ways that Twitter can make you a better leader, all in 140 or less.…(linked HERE)

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GQ mocks Special Olympics and supportive conservative

By idaflo | May 24th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Extreme smugness does not reflect well on the writers/editors of any publication, especially when the object of their disdain is not only unable to defend themselves, but would only respond with charity if given the opportunity; thus proving  THEIR  superiority over the self-absorbed liberal snobs at GQ.

It was a cheap, even sloppy shot, poorly thought out, poorly aimed, the nozzle of their gun shooting them and not their intended targets,  Blount and the special needs folks.

Dr. Gina Loudan, keep talking. May others heed your suggestion so that perhaps in the future, GQ will go the way of Newsweek, and so many other skewered publications – on their way out because nobody wants to waste the time to read them anymore.

By Dr. Gina Loudan at BIG JOURNALISM.com

Dr. Gina Loudan‘Tolerant’ Leftist Journalist Mocks Congressman For Supporting Special Olympics

(Article Found Here)

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Women and Blogging

By idaflo | May 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

On launching a blog….am determined to be “tough for truth”, not in my approach, or even in what I post necessarily, (I just wanna post what I wanna post…) but since my conservatism is evident – regarding the potential for negative feedback. In the following article, Clouthier is right, it comes with the territory;  have already experienced it a bit via other online blogs etc… Folks get nasty.

Though the attacks ARE personal, it’s a mistake to take them personally because ultimately, snarky comments say more about the source than they do the target. I glean what insight can be harvested from the experience, trusting Christ to provide comfort. It’s not my fault their moms failed to teach them good manners….(they LOVE that response by the way).

There are not enough conservative Lutheran women sticking necks out, but “the brotherhood of the sisters” in the political and theologically liberal ELCA or the Democrat Party for example, require conservative WOMEN counterparts.  Lord knows Liberal women get coddled enough, it’s ALWAYS time to provide some contrast, EVEN in public.

Dr. Melissa Clouthier smiling photo

Why There Are Fewer Women Bloggers

Originally posted on October 26, 2009 at her blog

At Western CPAC there were a row of blogging men with two notable exceptions: Rachel Alexander of Intellectual Conservative and me. Proportionally in political blogging and in blogging generally, there just aren’t as many women bloggers. David Griner of The Social Path asks why:

If you spend any time looking at social media demographics, there’s one stat you see over and over: women dominate the space. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter — all are more popular with women than men.

So it was a bit jarring this week to see that 67% of bloggers are male, according to the newest installment of the Technorati State of the Blogosphere report. Read More »

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Six reasons to hate Facebook’s new anti-privacy system, “Connections”

By idaflo | May 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

With so many things to hate about Facebook, now there are six more.

Six reasons to hate Facebook’s new anti-privacy system, “Connections”

Cory Doctorow at 10:12 PM May 4, 2010

Wondering exactly why people are so pissed about Facebook’s latest display of contempt for user privacy? The Electronic Frontier Frontier Foundation’s Kurt Opsahl has a good, short article explaining just what’s going on with the new “Connections” anti-feature:

1. Facebook will not let you share any of this information without using Connections. You cannot opt-out of Connections. If you refuse to play ball, Facebook will remove all unlinked information from your profile.

2. Facebook will not respect your old privacy settings in this transition. For example, if you had previously sought to share your Interests with “Only Friends,” Facebook will now ignore this and share your Connections with “Everyone.”….(continue reading here)

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