Posted on Jan 2, 2009

(the title, a reference to XFN. the picture, a reference from 2007 to my excitement to move to San Francisco.) I’ve been debating for a while writing a post that is more personal. I don’t typically like blogging about myself, as evidence through my writing at Shake Well Before Use, and most of my personal […] launches!

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

Spacehack launched to the public today! I’m really excited to produce a resource that myself and others felt was lacking in the online space community. Spacehack is a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, interact + connect with the space community and encourage citizen science. A huge thank you goes out to all […]

CupcakeCamp2 and CupcakeCamp East!

Posted on Nov 6, 2008

When I started CupcakeCamp back in May of this year, I had no idea it would be as popular as it was (we had about 300 people and 500+ cupcakes attend!). It was such a rewarding experience to see people from all different industries smiling and sharing cupcakes and meeting new people (what easier way […]


Posted on Nov 3, 2008

Lately, I’ve been dreadful at updating my blogs with what’s new in my life. What I said in July seems to still hold true a few months later: “My frequency of blogging has gone down lately. Is it because of the pervasiveness of microblogging? For the most part, no. The answer is that I’m consuming […]

Space madness… in social media

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

image via twm1340 Exploring the unknown territory of the space community’s involvement in social networks, I’ve compiled a list of space-related Twitter accounts that are on my radar. From telescopes to planetary explorers, astrobiology to robots, these accounts aim to add some education to your everyday. At last count, I have 112 space-related Twitter accounts […]

Twitter: Dating and Death

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

(I’ve been horrible at keeping up with a blogging routine lately, but that’s a subject for a later post.) I was recently asked over email what I thought could be a potential “Twitter killer” as well as an interesting way Twitter is being used. Thought I’d share my off-the-top-of-my-head response: Potential Twitter killer: Lack of […]

Exciting news!

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

I just wanted to make a brief announcement on what’s new in my world. Beginning today, I’m working full-time under the CoLab program at NASA! A bit about what CoLab is: “NASA CoLab serves as an advisor and consultant to groups within NASA, building direct and open collaborations between the public, and NASA scientists and […]

Researching online behavior

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

My frequency of blogging has gone down lately. Is it because of the pervasiveness of microblogging? For the most part, no. The answer is that I’m consuming a LOT more information than outputting, which leaves little time to share all the great things I’m learning about at the end of the day. A great book […]

PSFK Conference San Francisco: A morning of trends + inspiration

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

photo by Sami Niemelä In addition to SWAT Summit, I had the pleasure of attending one of PSFK’s conferences in San Francisco this past week. PSFK is known for trend insights and bringing together unique and intelligent people from a variety of disciplines. After a brief introduction by PSFK founder Piers Fawkes, Ed Cotton (BSSP) […]

SWAT Summit: Advertising in social networks

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

The first ever SWAT Summit kicked off this last week in San Francisco. The aim of the conference was to help advertisers effectively enter and work with social networks. Due to unfortunate scheduling, I was only able to make it for the last half of the one-day event (earlier in the day I was attending […]