In Court

Court Date December 6 | Legal Representation for Joseph DeAngelo

You know that feeling when you are leaving for a short stay away from home and you know you forgot…

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Write With Me! November’s Coming. Time for NaNoWriMo!

Join me! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) happens every year in November. I’ve done it several times and it’s actually…

Opinion

Teen Driving: How We Shot Ourselves in the Head in California

At some point – and I could go figure out when this happened but it pretty much doesn’t matter –…

Parenting

The Joys of Midlife: A Kid that Can Drive and Three Things…

Katie is finally a junior and this summer she got her license. That means I don’t have to drive her…

Marketing

Oh Yeah – You’re Looking at a Retirement Savings Expert Right Here

In the spring of 2012, I joined a rag tag group of people at Financial Engines to kick off their…

Marketing

Turning Infographics into Real Time Dynamic Marketing Tools is a Win for Business

As a content provider – I think I must spend at least thirty percent of my life creating content for…

Marketing

Financial Engines Delivers a Social Security Planner Everyone Can Use

I’ve been working with Financial Engines for a couple years now and one of the bigger projects has been their…

Marketing

Hoover Institution Debuts New Website and It’s Very Cool

It’s been a year since I’ve blogged which is a bad testament to a good year! It’s been busy with…

Parenting

Just Got Off the Bus in Times Square

You can’t have her, she’s alllll mine…. A good friend of mine remembers his adolescence amazingly well. As I described…

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Workshop at the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence

Last Monday Katie started a week of Crunchy Camp – that was her nickname for the workshop she was attending…

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What if Alex P Keaton Attended a Nonviolence Workshop in Santa Cruz?

Alex and Katie: Separated at Birth? Now that Katie’s home from her last great adventure (and has clearly slept more…

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It’s True, I Love Stealing Other People’s Children

It was so easy. All I had to do to lure them away was send them a text. And then…

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Wow – Just Changed the Blog Title to “It’s High School”

First day and last day of middle school. Damn. Hard to believe the time has come. Middle school graduation was…

Marketing

Funkafied Technology Or How the User Experience Dictates Function

I realized the other day, I have no idea where our iPad is. It’s first generation (damned early adopters) and…

Marketing

Listen2Youth Brings Silicon Valley Social Media Tips to CALPA

I am a huge fan of California’s state parks. It’s like our parks are part of my DNA. My mom…

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Advocating for Human Rights In Your Own Backyard

Heidi (left) with her two sons, her daughter and husband Ron. Listen2Youth is pleased to support the 15th Annual Queer…

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Get Technology Off My Back: Teenage POV on the Need for Tech Integration

Tyler Headley is a sophomore attending high school in the Pacific Northwest. He writes for us about tech, the user…

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My Debut on KSCO Radio! It was Thrilling!

MZ at the helm, making talk radio happen! When KGO decided to crush it’s listeners by firing their talent and…

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New Client: Animoto Helps Us Promote Our Business

We are thrilled to welcome a new client: Animoto! If you haven’t played with Animoto yet, we invite you to…

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2011 Roared By, 2012 Looking Good

You know it was a busy year when you drop back into your company blog and find out you haven’t…

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KissMetrics Offers Great Tips for Creating Your Social Media Profile

The folks at KissMetrics write an excellent blog post on the 10 Elements of a Successful Social Media Profile. They make…

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Three (Social Media) Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Brand

If social media scares you – and based on a new study this isn’t a bad assumption – you don’t…

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The Value of Youth as an Emerging Market: Key Requirements for Online Services

We just wrapped a study with a proprietary panel looking at an online tool that would normally be considered a…

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The Apple iPad: Quinn Provides a Teen’s Point of View

Guest Blog: Quinn is an avid Apple fan and an active member of our teen panel. When the news of…

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Don’t Let This Happen to You! Online Meeting Embarassing Moments

Listen2Youth works with Cisco WebEx on social media and we just published a fun two-part blog on the unintended consequences…

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Reflections: The First “Real” Week of Home School

We gave it our best shot this week – our first real week of  home school. We strove to get…

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Outing: Home School River Rats Have a Blast!

Another school day, another day at a State Park. Our home school scheduled a river swim today and it was…

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We Meet our Consultant and Write our Contract

To “do” home school via the district, we have to create an agreement that says what we will be doing…

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Hard Day: Missing Friends and the Weird Guy at the Park

Today was tough. I knew it was going to be rough – Katie would be tired from four days of…

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Outing: Home School Bonfire at Twin Lakes

Tonight our home school hosted a bonfire at the beach and it was great. We brought marshmallows and a roasting…

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A First! A Chance to Babysit! Awesome!

Today was a first for Katie. She had her first babysitting job. Okay – not really baby-sitting – it was…

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Field Trip: Gramma, Katie, GPS and the Rosicrucian Museum

I had to spend the whole day at my client’s office today – from 9am to 7:30pm – and so…

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Home School Orientation: So That’s Where All the Smart Women Went!

Today was kind of the “first day of school” if there is such a thing for home school. We went…

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First Home “Work Day”: Meaning Both of Us Worked!

I had to get a lot of work done today. I had meetings and writing to get done, so Katie…

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Field Trip: King Tut at the De Young in San Francisco

Today was our first home school field trip. It was awesome. We did a lot of studying ahead – we…

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The Experiment Begins

Katie does not want to do home school. She is convinced she’s not going to have any friends and that…

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Five Reasons Attending the Ypulse Mashup Will Help Your Business

On Monday, June 1st, another fantastic 2009 Ypulse Youth Marketing Mashup will kick off in San Francisco. If you aren’t…

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Pass the Ball – Social Media Project is On!

Listen2Youth has been working closely with the team at WebEx to create the new website – Passtheball.com. The idea is…

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Video: It Does it All! The G1 Android Phone!

http://youtube.com/v/gQX4Wt0rdw0 One of our teen panel members has some fun imagining all the things his new Android phone can do….

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Millenials: The Apple Generation?

http://youtube.com/v/H2zhKnosJVs Check out this great video – a winner in our youth panel video awards! Michele not only managed to…

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Leadership and the User Experience: Is there a relationship?

With the changes at Apple – Steve Jobs stepping down for awhile, it has me thinking about the relationship between…

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Top 10 Most Embarrassing Moments for Teens, Families and Tech

In the process of talking with our panel members about how they have helped their families with technology, we discovered…

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Hey Everyone! Stop Advertising, Start Communicating

We hear it from our teens all the time – they want to hear from the brands they care about…