Tag: Social Media


Seeking Forgiveness In A Facebook World - GrokNation

Recently, I wrote an article for Mayim Bialik’s website GrokNation on forgiveness and Yom Kippur. I am so thankful to now have the opportunity to stretch my writing muscles since I am self employed (and thankful to have friends who encourage it! Ahem-EstherK-ahem). This piece sort of came out of nowhere and everywhere at once. I was searching for a topic that was Jewy but not too Jewy and a post popped up on my Facebook feed… then another one. All of these asking for forgiveness. I thought back to how many......

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The Nugget
Family |
September 16, 2016

The Nugget

I know many of you are wondering why I refer to our son as The Nugget (or nugs or just nugget)… It’s really simple, there is no real reason. My brother started calling my little guy and his friend’s little girl ‘the nuggets’ as they were born around the same time. And when I started writing again, it just stuck. I am not opposed to sharing his name (I do on my personal spaces like Facebook) but the internet is forever and I don’t want to force him to have all of......

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What’s In A Name?
Family, Health, Judaism |
February 23, 2015

What’s In A Name?

This piece originally appeared at ModernLoss.com under the title “Call Me A Mother.” Understandably, it was edited and trimmed down. Here are my musings on my losses and what the hell to call me, in full ramble. “What’s on your mind?” asked Facebook. The empty box sat there. Staring at me. Prompting me to say something. Do you say something? What do you say? Who are you now? Mother’s Day, 2014. Not seven days earlier my husband and I lost our first baby. Perhaps we should zoom further back. My husband and I......

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Twitter Spoofing

Recently, I had an interesting situation. A friend emailed me to tell me that someone was tweeting under a very similar username to mine, and mentioning my friends in the tweet. She had sent my usual “Shabbat Shalom” tweet on a Wednesday and @’ed my friends. Odd. I looked her up. Turns out, she had used my header image, my username, and every few hours… tweeted my tweets. I felt violated....

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Days like today…

When crisis strikes in Colorado, Israel or really anywhere in the world, my days look like this: Wake up. Learn there is a crisis. Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online (in the case of the November 2012 Israeli engagement it was an awesome blogger giving blow by blow)....

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Ever Been Threatened On Your Blog?

Add me to that list. Last year I wrote about a dubious email I received from a Matthew T. Keener of CMO Summits.  You can read the blog post in full here – Marketing Directors Targeted in Scam|Spam. I wrote about how when I tried to learn more about this potential professional development opportunity I hit one road block after another which made me curious about this organization. In the end, I wrote that others had branded this a scam, the IP addresses and emails were marked as spam and though they......

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Mandy Patinkin at JFS Luncheon

I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Patinkin speak at the Jewish Family Service luncheon here in Colorado. He was a joy to listen to and he sang a little bit of a song a the end in English and Yiddish. Here are my tweets from the event and the sound bite at the end.   JFS luncheon with @alliedjewish and Mandy Patinkin (@ Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center) 4sq.com/145VpRr — Talia Haykin – טליה (@thdpr) April 24, 2013   Waving hi, @jonathanlev ! Table 79 at @jfs_colo #jfsel13......

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Purex Earth Day Contest!

Folks! Get in on this Purex contest for a chance to win! The Go Purex Gro Green Instagram Contests ends Tuesday, April 30th, so don’t delay! Instructions: 1. Follow Purex on Instagram, @Purex 2. Instagram a photo of your favorite eco-friendly practice or activity 3. Be sure to use the hashtag #GoPurexGoGreen in the photo caption and share the photo on Facebook & Twitter 4. Ask your friends to “like” your photo on Instagram to increase your chances of winning. Prizes: The 5 participants that receive the most “likes” on Instagram will......

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New Facebook Event Images

If you post events to Facebook, you may have noticed that they have changed the format for the images. They haven’t yet allowed you to format you text, which I am patiently waiting for (you hear that FB?! Patiently WAITING!) but they have given you a banner image now which, in my opinion, is much better than the small thumbnail you could not expand. The new banner size is 714×264, however, keep in mind that Facebook like to change these things on a whim and not always tell you. (As I found......

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