Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#LicolnDriveBy - an intro | Ellie Humphrey

#LincolnDriveBy - an intro | Ellie Humphrey

Ellie was a real trooper and helped with signage, tweeting ahead, twitpic taking, keeping me awake, and on time to the next stop. She gets the point in getting our social stream going for this event - We want Ford to come to Madison and talk social media. Not just anyone, Scott Monty.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

National Trails Day Volunteering at Lodi Mammoth Run 6/4/11 Lodi WI

There is always an opportunity to volunteer with the Ice Age Trail. You can meet new people, get some exercise and contribute to Wisconsin's national treasure - our Ice Age Trail.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What not to do on social media. Do people really not think?

I have been interviewed on this subject by Carleen Wild on NBC15 in Madison WI. Facebook is being dragged into more divorce cases each day as evidence of betrayal, infidelity, and just plain nastiness. I always tell people when I speak to groups, if you want something private, do not put it on the Internet in any way.

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A 29-year-old woman going through a difficult divorce created a fake profile in an attempt to get some dirt on her soon-to-be-ex-husband.

Posing as a 17-year-old girl named Jessica Studebaker, Angela Voelkert contacted her husband, David, 38, on Facebook. The friendship that developed between the husband and the fake profile turned out to be a lot more incriminating than Angela could have imagined at the outset.

In messages with “Jessica,” David predictably asked the girl to run away with him; he also admitted that he had installed a GPS tracking system on his wife’s vehicle — both of which are enough for criminal charges in themselves.

The husband then proceeded to tell “Jessica,” a.k.a. Angela Voelkert, that he wanted his wife out of the picture — and by “out of the picture,” we mean “deceased.”


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Consider local Madison startup Entrustet for your digital death

I ran across this humorous look at digital death by Chris Faraone of The Boston Phoenix. I have been considering using a service to manage my web portfolio and digital online reputation management. I know my Internet adverse husband would be totally lost should I need someone to do something in my untimely demise. I would go with my home town guys as well - Entrustet.

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Where does your data go when you die?
In the absence of meaningful state or federal regulation regarding post-mortem rights in cyberspace, a so-called digital death industry is booming. Sites like DataInherit, a "Swiss bank for data" — have tens of thousands of users in more than 100 countries. MemoryOf, which allows survivors to build tribute pages, is steadily approaching the 100,000-memorial mark, while the comparable 1000Memories recently became the first company of its kind to attract a seven-figure capital injection.
There's been some notable coverage of digital death; business publications are especially enthralled by the potential of this relatively uninhabited marketplace. But I chose a more practical approach to probe the phenomenon, and decided to write out my own Web will.
To that end, of the dozen or so services I could have used for digital asset management, I picked the Madison, Wisconsin–based Entrustet, which has emerged as an industry leader. The three-year-old company's co-founder, Newton native Jesse Davis, is a young healthy dude who I think will be around for a while, and who says his company has taken serious safety precautions, going "above and beyond" standard security measures to deeply encrypt information.