Late last night I heard about a local 15 year old girl named Katie Peterson (above) who has been missing since Friday, October 25 and how her mother started a Facebook page to spread the word through social media for everyone to help find her daughter. It’s all that I’ve thought about as I’ve tweeted, retweeted, shared, and pinned in the hopes that someone, anyone has information about her whereabouts. If you do nothing else today, please take a look at the Find Katie Peterson, Olney Maryland Facebook page, like it, and share it in hopes that this family will find their daughter soon. For more information, here’s the local news story about Katie’s disappearance and the post I wrote for Babble Tech which I hope helps spread the word a bit more to help bring Katie home.
Next week marks the one year anniversary of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Atlantic has an amazing interactive piece called Hurricane Sandy, Before and After, One Year Later where you can see photos of the devastation and then click on them to see the exact same spot a year later.
This week BlogHer announced that this year’s conference will be from July 24-26 in San Jose, CA. Why San Jose? It’s where the conference started 10 years ago. Click over for more info about BlogHer14. Will you be going?
Yes, you can be too addicted to technology. NPR did a story called When Playing Video Games Means Sitting on Life’s Sidelines that’s a must-read and a good reminder about why it’s important to step away from the computer.
If you ever want to find my Babble Tech posts, just click on my name in the byline of the article that will bring you to my contributor page or find them here each week! I love writing for Babble for the fun slideshows that I get to make to showcase a topic or the best tech products. Click on through for some great tips and fabulous products that I’m loving right now.
- Mom Uses Facebook to Enlist Help in Finding Daughter Katie Peterson from Maryland (far too important for you to miss so it gets a second mention!)
- 9 Amazing Author Websites for Kids of All Ages
- 7 Best Tech Gadgets for Trick or Treating Kids
- Would You Pay for Expert Mom Advice from the Internet?
Tech Savvy Parents on Parents.com
My two most recent Parents.com posts on my Tech Savvy Parents column can always be found listed in the right sidebar of my blog but if you don’t want to click over, here they are!
- 11 Family Movies to Inspire a Conversation About Bullying
- Not-So-Scary Halloween Fun for Families
- PBS Kids Site Redesign Highlights Content for Ages 2-8 and Features Educational Information from Parents
Have a great week and don’t forget to help spread the word about Katie Peterson!