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How to know if a crowdfunding effort is a worthy cause

Social media has opened up a whole new world of fundraising opportunities for individuals and organizations. How do you know who to give you money to? Who decides what is a “worthy” cause? I talked to Cynthia Canty about the roots of crowdfunding and how to decide where to give.

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Is Facebook harming the way you see your life?

I spoke with Cynthia Canty and Dr. Ethan Kross about his study on social media and how it impacts your perception of your life.  

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Springtime digital organizing advice

Here’s a concise article about why and how to organize your digital life. Your desktop and your email deserve just as much attention as putting away your winter clothes and bringing out your spring finery. Personal professional organizer centers her advice on the “Only handle it once” rule: don’t put off the inevitable with that […]

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What does “born digital” mean?

If something is born-digital, rest assured: we’re not talking about robots who will take over the world. A born-digital object is an item that originates in the digital world: the photo you take with your digital camera; an MP3 song or podcast downloaded from the web; or a document you create in a word processing […]

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Social media…from the great beyond?

I spoke with Cynthia Canty from Michigan Radio’s Stateside program about what happens to your social media and email accounts after you die. Kupeesh.com via Flickr There are cases making there way through the courts about whether loved ones can access the deceased’s email accounts. Think about all of the bills and other important information […]