Can "tweeting" release Oxytocin? Does looking through your friends' Facebook photos or reading the newsfeed impact your mood? This panel will look at how the internet and social networking actually impacts how we feel and will explore opportunities for using technology to help people feel better. We'll discuss the current research as well as innovative sites, applications and other virtual interventions designed to improve our mental health with an emphasis on young people (16-24).
Anastasia is an award-winning blogger and often-quoted expert on American tweens, teens and early twentysomethings. She has worked in media for the past 15+ years and helped launch youth oriented web and television properties for brands like Oxygen, AOL and Current TV. She will never forget her roots having begun her career in the non-profit youth media space at Teen Voices. Anastasia was one of the first graduates of the Medill School of Journalism's new media program at Northwestern University, where she earned an MSJ in 1999. Her first book about teens and technology called Totally Wired: What Teens & Tweens Are Really Doing Online was published by St. Martin's Press. She currently works as the Director of Digital Programs for the Inspire USA Foundation. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter and 6-year-old Boxer.
Catherina's Company, Think Love...
Is using Technology and the Internet combined to raise your feeling state to the vibration of Love...
Catherina Rodriques O'Gorman, Founder of Think Love, LLC is creating a phenomenon that is destined to bring about incredible change through the experience of Love as a way of being in life.
The Think Love Message and Movement of Love, is said to be a potentially even larger opportunity then the current Facebook ™ phenomena. Through the Think Love ™ wearable technology, web based social networking platform and ability to communicate a simple message others can easily understand and embrace.
Think Love ™ is positioned to invoke a powerful message, and amplify the ability to easily connect individuals globally through the Think Love "Vibe" Wristband that evokes the emotion of love.
Igniting technology with HEART, This Think Love Movement is definitely acting as a vehicle for a transformation into love as a way of being within ourselves and towards each other. Intended ultimately to affect our attitudes and thinking towards a healthy planet and all her creatures.
In partnership with her husband and Soul Mate Gerry, business partner Chris, this simplistic yet, powerful Message of Think Love expressed through the technology of the Think Love "Vibe" Wristband is proving to move people across the planet into powerful states of love in action.
A tool designed to fulfill the Think Love Mission, to remind and connect us all to the love within ourselves therefore within our relationships with all those in our lives and beyond.
Intended to bring about a unified message of love for all, the intention of the Think Love Wristband as a tool for the message is to facilitate the person in the remembering that we are all love at our essence and to connect with that love throughout our daily moments is not only our answer to life's challenges, its the greatest contribution and difference each of us can make in our own lives which then effects the lives of all those in our homes, communities, nations and on the planet itself. - Catherina
To Think Love "Makes all the Difference in our own lives and ultimately impacts everyone.
This message is also utilizing synchronized technology that is igniting a conversation, a presence that is soon to unite a love movement that stretches beyond religious institutions, philosophies, beliefs or borders.
Catherina, herself, has an unshakeable belief in the power in all of us to actualize our full potential, and understands the pain and emptiness of not leading authentic lives. This understanding is what propels her forward to further this message of love.
Already, thousands of lives have been touched by the love Catherina has shared throughout the years within her Coaching, Practice, Speaking and now with the 'Think Love' Movement.
The whole model of the Think Love Message as a way of being is to be the change by not only wearing it (a think love wristband) but to also share it with others and connect together in love.
It has been her vision to create a unique set of business structures that allows others to 'gift' the bands to those in great need of this reminder of love within the Think Love Foundation "Wear it-Share it" Fund.
Think Love Company has also created a Think Love Alliance allowing for Joint Ventures that will facilitate a variety of Love in Action Opportunities around the world, such as the latest...
A Think Love Tour/Movie, Sharing the journey of Think Love beginning in the mystical Blue Mountains of Australia where it all began then panning to New York where the tour will begin on the road filming of the Think Love Journey caravanning across the country from city to city starting and ending in the "City of Love", San Fransico..stay tuned...the making of the movie will be shared via live stream internet video as the Think Love Adventure unfolds...
The Intention is to "Band America in Love" Uniting 8,000 people from challenged children in hospitals, schools, everyday people in life's situations where ever they go and whom ever they meet on the streets in need along the way will be banded in love with the Think Love "Vibe" uniting us all in the one vibration of love..
For more information, www.ThinkLove.com and www.catherinarodriguesogorman.com
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Kevin Hansen will be speaking a the SXSW "Can the internet make us happy?" panel on Sunday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hyatt TX Ballrooms 5-7 (for more information see http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP6335 )
Kevin is scheduled for a book signing and fan meet-and-greet at the SXSW Bookstore (at the Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, Foyer) on Sunday, March 13 at 3:50 p.m. (See http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00645 for details).
Kevin Hansen is known as the man with 10,000 regrets. They’re not his personally, but instead have been given to him through his www.SecretRegrets.com website (to be featured on the Dr. Phil show in March). Kevin created this confession-based blog in 2007 as an outlet for people to anonymously release the biggest regrets of their lives in a safe, supportive environment.
Kevin recently released the #1 Amazon bestselling book, "Secret Regrets: What if you had a Second Chance?" The book has been featured internationally in the media, including on The Huffington Post, AOL.com, XM Satellite Radio, and in magazines, newspapers and radio stations in the U.S., Ireland, England and Canada. The book not only chronicles people's deepest, darkest secrets and regrets, but also includes the incredible outpouring of support, compassion and empathy shown by anonymous strangers who have made it through similar situations. Kevin's project quickly turned into a hopeful and inspiring global online support community, where people realize no matter what they've been through, they are not alone.
The Secret Regrets book is available on Amazon, B&N, and the e-book is available on Kindle and Nook. In addition, the book is currently being used in college courses, including Human Relations and Communications.
When Kevin is not busy speaking and blogging, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Pamela Rutledge is the director of the Media Psychology Research Center, a non-profit organization that researches and assesses emerging media applications and educates the public about the positive potential of media technologies. Pam is co-founder of A Think Lab, a consulting firm that helps organizations to be more flexible and innovative by learning to see in a new way with workshops in creativity, transmedia storytelling for social change, cultural and psychological impact of new media, and story development for branding and advocacy.
Pam is on the faculty of Fielding Graduate University’s Media Psychology and Social Change program and an instructor of media psychology, social media and emerging technologies, audience profiling, and transmedia storytelling at UCLA Extension and UC Irvine Extension Business School. She is a writer, researcher, and authors a blog for Psychology Today.com called “Positively Media.” She is Editor-in-Chief of the Media Psychology Review academic journal. Pam is a frequent expert source for the media on media psychology and social media issues. She is quoted frequently in the national mass media, among them Good Morning America, ABCnew.com, Daily Finance, Toronto Sun, Education Week, and USAToday. Pam holds a PhD and MA in media psychology from Fielding Graduate University and an MBA from Drucker School of Management.
Veer is Co-founder and Chief Executive of DailyFeats. DailyFeats (www.dailyfeats.com) is the online social platform where people share and earn rewards for their positive actions -- their feats. DailyFeats members collect points for doing simple but meaningful feats that benefit the body, mind, home and community. Points can then be redeemed for exciting real-world rewards, including everything from discounts at local businesses to savings from national brands. Doing good is easy, fun and rewarding at DailyFeats.
Veer is Director and Co-founder of Humanity Calls. HumanityCalls.org is a fundraising tournament website designed to bring together nonprofits, companies, and individuals focused on addressing global causes such as the environment, health, education, poverty and human rights. The tournament is at the heart of a movement in which organizations use online voting to inspire philanthropy; however, unique to Humanity Calls is a primary focus on social media and game play elements, which are expected to drive greater participation and charitable giving. Humanity Calls is the collective effort of a volunteer team that spans the globe. It was brought to life by their desire to make a positive impact on the world by creating a new way to engage many in making a difference. Humanity Calls is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports itself through direct individual donations and corporate sponsorship fees.
Veer was CEO and Co-founder of Control-F1 which was an industry leader in Support Automation. Control-F1 had over 100 customers worldwide, 50 employees and raised ~$13M in venture capital. Veer started Control-F1 in the midst of completing his degree in business at the University of Western Ontario. In December of 2005, Control-F1 was acquired by CA, one of the world's largest software companies with over $4B in sales. Veer most recently served as Executive Advisor to the EVP of Technology and Products. Prior to that he was head of sales for one of CA’s North American business units (~$75M in revenue).
Since 2005, Veer has been a Director of and a primary investor in Neurosilicon. Neurosilicon develops novel brain computing interfaces to expand the scientific understanding of the human brain, to revolutionize and improve the effectiveness of drug discovery, and to develop therapeutic technologies for neurological disorders.
Veer was named to Maclean’s Magazine ‘Top 25 Under 30’ and was a Finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002.
Veer lives in New York with his wife, Nina, and son, Vayav.
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