Social Media's Impact on Kids — What's Next for Tech?

Keeping kids safe on social media. Photo: Unsplash with Andrej Lisakov. Social Media's Impact on Kids — What's Next for Tech? During my four days at CES, I had the opportunty to attend only one panel discussion. I'm grateful that I chose to listen and watch this particular one in person. A lengthy line of eager attendees had formed, all looking forward to hearing from the three distinguished speaker, including Mitch Prinstein from the American Psychological Association (APA), Megan Jones Bell from Google, and Ravi Iyer from the USC Marshall School's Neely Center. The panel was expertly hosted by Corbin Evans, senior director at APA. L-R Corbin Evans, APA; Mitch Prinstein, APA; Megan Jones Bell, Google; Ravi Iyer USC Neely Cente While my own children are now adults, I find myself thinking about the impact of electronic devices and the potential repercussions of allowing children to access social media platforms. This concern has taken on a greater signficance since I'

CES2023 - AromaPlayer – the world's first scented video platform

So why the secrecy about AromaPlayer ® ? Their press release was embargoed until 5 PM today! (Jan. 3, 2023) According to Kyoto-based tech startup Aromajoin , AromaPlayer is the only video platform capable of adding scent to your videos. Their value proposition is that engaging viewers by tapping into the sense of smell will create an even more immersive experience.  Olfactory experiences are influential in forming memories. Even though this sounds a little crazy to me, I can imagine it could provide a serious differentiator between competitors. If someone sees a commercial showing a delicious burger, the added influence of a great aroma to go with it could make it memorable and cause a viewer to jump on their scooter for a burger fix. Besides a strong point of difference, the experience of smell could enhance the image of a burger brand. How does AromaPlayer work? If you're like me, you're probably wondering how in the heck it would work. I mean, you go to a perfume counter to

Terri Nakamura Talks About Blogging on Instagram

Publishing my first book, Blogging on Instagram: Engagement Writing on One of the World's Best Social Media Platforms , has led to some great opportunities, including several podcast interviews where I've been invited to talk about social media and unique ways to leverage your presence on Instagram. It was a wonderful experience to be a guest on Rod & Inci Jones' Thought Row Podcast . We covered a lot of topics related to social media and Instagram. I would love it if you would check it out! Terri Nakamura — Episode 51: Harnessing the Power of Social Media Harnessing the Power of Social Media show notes: In this episode, show co-hosts Rod & Inci Jones share their quote of the day and motivational thought, and then discuss the pros & cons of social media and how it has impacted their social media presence. After Rod & Inci's brief discussion, they introduce Terri Nakamura, who is a Social Media Consultant, Designer, Writer, and Author of "Blogging

Support Ukrainian Startups

This is a strange post, I realize, but we are living in exceptional times. Denys Kostenko. Communications & Partnerships Manager with Startup Network ( and Network VC) asked me to share this news release. I hope you'll take a look, and if it looks relevant, perhaps you'll get involved. Network VC raises a fund to invest and help Ukrainian startups in the face of Russian aggression. Network VC (USA) has created a Special Venture Fund and a "Support Ukrainian Startups" program to invest in startups from Ukraine.  Investors from all over the world can support Ukrainian startups and help entrepreneurs survive this difficult time of war in Ukraine. The fund will finance several dozen startups, which will be selected through an open competition on the Unicorn.Events platform as well as based on our own analytics.    Mission Since February 24, 2022 all Ukrainian startups had woken up to a new reality being held as hostages of war that Russia had started by bo

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