Adventures in Social Media with Ashley


Blogger Crush of the Week

Anyone in the JustMeans New York office knows I have many crushes in the blogebrity community. My first crush was Acumen Fund and NextBillion man Rob Katz, who is an upcoming featured blogger for All Things Reconsidered (!!!). He’s got passion and pizazz, I can just tell.

Then, after I discovered my favorite EarthFirst.com’s Top 25 Hottest Guys in Green list, Muhammad Saleem entered my life. Boy, he is dreamy. However, he didn’t respond to my emails and refused to return my Twitter follow. Bad form, Mr. Saleem.

Now, I’m on to Daniel Altman. He’s a Harvard grad, globalization expert, multi-book author, founder of a non-profit consulting firm and the youngest member of the New York Times editorial board….ever. Marry me and take me away to one of your three homes in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong or New York. Please.

So which blogger will be next to trip my fancy? Suggestions are welcome.


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My Brain Exploded!
July 21, 2008, 9:24 pm
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Check out my new post on All Thing Reconsidered:

Cause-Related Blogging: Mental Confetti or Netroots Movement?

See some cool material from Zach and Marcus too:

Could Technology Make the Age Gap Grow? Zach

Efficiency = Good Design Marcus



Generational Divide?
July 14, 2008, 7:51 pm
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I read this from BBC News today: “‘Oldest’ blogger dies, aged 108”. And it got me thinking…

In the JustMeans office, we often confront the “generational divide” when trying to explain ‘new media’ to ‘old business.’ The younger staff joke about how our parents don’t have any clue what we spend our days working on, but isn’t that a problem? Neither of my parents can even text message, so how do we encourage the “less-than-fresh” generation to use, engage in and meaningfully contribute to a social media platform like JustMeans?

While we are waiting for corporate social networking and consumer-generated media to take hold, nursing home bloggers give me hope.



Be Eco-Friendly: For anyone, including your dog
July 3, 2008, 6:35 pm
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Before I start my Fourth of July festivities, I thought I would leave a list of links that will help just about anyone be a little bit greener…

For The Businessperson

For The Stay-At-Home Mom

For The Child

For The Fashionista

For The Dog-Lover

For The College Student

For The Alcoholic

For The Drug Addict

For The Food Addict

For The Sex Addict (see boys, see girls)

I definitely fit into a few of these categories (however, I’m not saying which…), so I’m going to try to be a little bit greener this weekend and I hope you do too. Happy 4th!



Cool jugs. Spilled milk.
June 30, 2008, 9:24 pm
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Wal-Mart, Costco, and soon Sam’s Club are changing their milk jugs so they are less harmful for the environment and more cost effective. Cool right? Think again. Complainers around the country say the new jugs are hard to pour, easy to spill and make milk drinkers “feel like novices.” If so many people are interested in “green” products, but don’t know how to integrate them into their lives, I say, get a little uncomfortable and practice your pouring.

Read the article here.