Conversation and the Zen Tech Warrior

I had the pleasure of speaking at the ASAE Technology Conference, taking place until tomorrow at the DC Convention Center.  My topic? Dealing With Big Trends in a Small Staff Organization. Here are the 5 big trends I discussed: Your Browser as the New Operating System. The Web browser is increasingly the platform for mission […]

Obama Inauguration: Warm and Intimate on the Web, Totally Locked Out in the Cold in VA

I’m excited and fascinated by next week’s Inauguration. And I’m relying on the Web to keep me up to date with the festivities. I’m following the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) (@obamainaugural) and loving the YouTube contest, the news about the inaugural activities, and the updates about various balls. I’m following the DC Government on Twitter […]

Can the Web and Twitter Help Find Jeddah?

Last Thursday, John and Ronia Weisner were at Dulles Airport, on their way to Saudi Arabia for a year-long assignment.  Accompanying them was their beloved dog, Jeddah.  Somehow, something went terribly wrong, Jeddah’s crate was damaged, and the dog escaped.  Now, there is a Web site – –  devoted to finding Jeddah, as well as […]

Barack Obama is Following Me on Twitter

A friend of mine boasted that she is following Barack Obama on Twitter and he is following her back.  Curious, I logged on to my Twitter account and started following Barack Obama. Lo and behold, within a few minutes, I got an e-mail from Twitter saying that Barack Obama was following me back on Twitter. […]