Questioning Whether Rise Is “Real” or Better Diagnosis: 1 in 88 US Kids Now Have Autism

Posted by David on March 30, 2012 in Autism |

Today the CDC reported that Autism has risen 78% over the past ten years – to the point where now 1 in 88 children (and 1 in 55 boys) now are diagnosed with it. These numbers are simply staggering and many within the Autism community expressed their sadness and disappointment in this development. Mark Roithmayr, […]

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Social Media Marketing: What Makes Women Tick (Online)?

Posted by David on March 26, 2012 in Marketing, pinterest, Social Media, Work |

It’s no secret that many marketers have tried to use social media as a tool to reach, influence and engage with women (given their powerful purchasing power), but until recently it’s been difficult to determine which social media platforms are most effective in this manner. However, the recent rise of Pinterest has positioned it as […]


Goodbye hockey, hello Teeball!

Posted by David on March 20, 2012 in Hockey Dad, Sports |

Is it really already the middle of March? It’s simply hard to believe how fast time flies these days. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago Ty and I were trekking to Olympic View Ice Arena for his first hockey practices – neither of us really sure of what was in store for […]


AutismAid’s Ambitious Goal: Unifying and Supporting National Autism Community

Posted by David on March 13, 2012 in Autism, Non-Profit |

AutismAid, an ambitious new non-profit organization was formally announced early today by Founders Tim Welsh, a longtime Autism advocate known as @TannersDad on Twitter,  and Lawrence Goldfarb, a successful businessman, founder of LRG Capital Group and Bay Area Autism activist. I’ve known Tim via Twitter for more than three years now, and he debriefed me […]



Social Media Marketing: How 7 Ways Cable Channels Should Use Pinterest

Posted by David on March 8, 2012 in Marketing, Social Media |

What’s the hottest social networking site around right now? It’s not Facebook or Twitter, but a rapidly-growing picture and video-sharing site known as Pinterest. So, what’s so special about Pinterest to make it capture 11 million views a month, and already have over 10 million active users? All the numbers come together on Arik Hansen’s […]

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ShopLAStyle.com Hacker Crisis – Social Media To Rescue?

Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Social Media |

Hackers and spam are certainly not new in the digital world. I know that personally I seem to receive dozens of “phishing” attempts weekly via my various email accounts.  But this morning I received a new kind of phishing attempt – a very official-looking email confirming an order placed to ShopLAStyle.com (see below). Of course […]

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