MORE INFORMATION If you are interested in attending a "Parenting in the Brave New Digital World" workshop, visit www.firstthings.org. The organization also offers the class to schools, churches and community organizations. For more information, contact Gena Ellis at 423-267-5383 or [email protected] Cyberbullying, sexting, selfies, porn, the "Momo challenge" — there are a lot of things for parents to worry about when their children have access to technology. In recent weeks, parents have flocked to social media to warn others about supposed videos featuring "Momo," a scary creature urging children to harm themselves and others, but the challenge turned out to be a hoax. The hoax had evolved from another faux challenge that proposed ever-escalating dares to kids on the messaging app, What's App, according to the Associated Press, but it wasn't linked to actual evidence of children hurting, or killing, themselves. Regardless, local organizations are doing their … [Read more...] about Social media, technology and your kids: tips for parents
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You can use these three tactics to revitalize your brand's relevancy through experiential marketing. Matt Molino Published 7:00 am CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Photo: PrathanChorruangsak | Getty Images Photo: PrathanChorruangsak | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PrathanChorruangsak | Getty Images Going Out of Style? Revamp Your Brand With This Marketing Strategy 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Your brand is your company’s identity, and it’s built upon perceptions. Through visual representation, storytelling and statements of purpose, you elevate your brand to something more than a product or service. But when a brand starts to stagnate, bold … [Read more...] about Going Out of Style? Revamp Your Brand With This Marketing Strategy
Natasha Tusikov is assistant professor, criminology, Department of Social Science at York University in Toronto, and Blayne Haggart is associate professor of political science at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. When it came to our online lives, 2018 was revealing in its dysfunction. The just-expired year’s parade of scandals at Facebook alone was relentless–Cambridge Analytica, its inflation of video-viewing stats that have been credited with convincing legacy media companies to “pivot to video” and away from print, data breaches, playing fast and loose with users’ data, and of course its role in enabling Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The company also stands accused by a United Nations agency of contributing to a genocide in Myanmar by failing to effectively police hate speech on its platform. Others have noted how radio played a similar role in the … [Read more...] about Social media won’t regulate itself. How should we?
Kim Kardashian West is being hailed by some as the “Princess of Prison Reform” following her advocacy for the release of Cyntoia Brown, who was recently granted clemency. Celebrities, lawmakers, activists, and reps from the ACLU and Black Lives Matter Nashville urged courts to overturn her life sentence for years. However, Kardashian West played an instrumental role in Brown’s case when she enlisted a top-notch legal team to represent the sex trafficking victim back in 2017. In addition, Kardashian West has played a major role in freeing Alice Marie Johnson, a grandma sentenced to life for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense, and Matthew Charles, a former drug dealer-turned-model-inmate. Van Jones has also credited the 38-year-old reality star for helping to pass criminal justice reform bill The First Step Act into law. Now, a number of incarcerated people are flooding the beauty guru with letters requesting her help in their own quest for freedom, … [Read more...] about These Black Women Were Fighting for Social Justice Long Before Kim K. Became the ‘Princess of Prison Reform’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Scott Kirsner Globe Correspondent December 28, 2018 Here’s the safest bet you could make about 2019: We’re likely to see more brick-and-mortar retailers go belly-up, and a growing number of empty storefronts on our main streets, not to mention malls.So the smartest thing local officials in Massachusetts could do is to look at every empty retail space as a potential incubator for the next wave of entrepreneurs. Work with local landlords and real estate brokers to fill them with pop-ups, experimental businesses with short-term leases. It’s not simple, but it’s better than crossing your fingers and hoping for yet another bank branch, mobile phone store, or coffee chain to move in.On Christmas Eve, I dropped by Hourglass Boston, a pop-up boutique a few blocks from Fenway Park run by Nicole Fichera, a former architect, and Erin Robertson, a … [Read more...] about From pop-up to permanent: A strategy to save local retail