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2. Multiplatform journalist Ashley May is looking for photos of the modern family. A family could be the 10 cats that live with you. It might be five adopted children. You might be a single mom or dad. Or, you might have same-sex parents. The deadline for entries is midnight May 1.
3. Jump over to Jim McClure’s blog and see if you can solve his photo mystery. He also features a video of the Lafayette Club auction.
Here’s a press release that I found in my inbox today.
Incidents continue to be reported in the U.S. concerning youth, sex and mobile technology. There is demand for technologies that help and not negatively impact our youth. Qpid.me (www.QpidMe.com) has a new mobile technology that is doing its part to reduce the spread of STDs.
“Technology is repeatedly blamed for young people having sex. We are turning that around and using technology to empower youth to make better sexual health decisions both on and offline,” said Ramin Bastani, founder and CEO of Qpid.me – a free, simple way to access and share verified STD results in a completely private, secure and unique way.
Just when I think I’ve heard of everything, something new pops up. Take these interactive pajamas from Smart PJ’s. Scan a code on your child’s PJ’s and then start a storybook on your mobile device. Pretty dang cool!
From the website:
“Using a smartphone, parents can scan the dot patterns on their child’s pajamas, unlocking a story with pictures and words on the screen. What’s more, a free companion app can even recite the tales aloud.”
We sent one of my multiplatform journalists, Ashley May, to shoot videos. Here are two that she did. So proud of this young journalist and the outstanding work she’s doing.
Here is a raw feed of geotagged social media from Watertown, Mass. The latest on the Boston Marathon explosions.