- S+Owner, presentI publish academic, non-fiction and fiction books that cover issues of the social era for SynaptIQ+ through its subsidiary publishing house, S+.
- Journal for Social Era KnowledgeEditor-in-Chief, present
- SynaptIQ+Co-Founder, present
- The McDermott MultiMedia GroupGroup Leader, present
- Roane State Community CollegeAdjunct Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Religion, present
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It also publishes short fiction, theoretical essays, best-practices in social era expertise, poetry and empirical papers for those interested in the compelling questions engendered by the introduction of the social era.
The Journal encourages submissions by new writers (see submission requirements) and welcomes high-quality content on the practical, philosophical, scientific and human interest insights on the following subjects:
- social media
- social marketing
- customer relation management (Social CRM)
- social business
- electronic commerce
- social shopping
- social advertising
- social media optimization®
- reinvented search engine optimization (SEO) including Semantic Search (David Amerland, one of the founders of SynaptIQ+, wrote the book on Semantic Search).
- algorithmic analysis of any or all aspects of the Internet
- online learning and teaching
- legal issues related to the Web
- online identity and reputation
- ethics of social business
- cyber security
- climate change
- politics related to a wired world
- psychology of social era
- social era culture
- social era manners
- social era art
- social era understanding of human rights
Meg Tufano's writing reminds one of Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Berg and Anne Tyler with a strong dash of Fannie Flagg ("Fried Green Tomatoes") while establishing a voice that is all her own. She also manages to cleanly capture the voices of the heart of Appalachia.
In this award-winning novel, divorced Maggie Bailey, Ph.D.² comes to rural East Tennessee to forget her rich and high-powered life in Washington, DC, while her ex-husband has some second thoughts, bless his little heart. The story weaves together the past and the present with her mountain ex-in-laws while Maggie learns that maybe when it comes to life, love, and liquor, her corn bread just ain’t done in the middle.
This is a poignant and light-hearted story about unusual friendships and the craziness of love and family in North America spanning The Vietnam War to 9/11. You will love this book if you enjoy warm-hearted, or cold-hearted, Southern characters, smart strong-headed women whose love-lives get them snookered into no-way-out corner pockets. And, maybe, if you like some interesting cooking recipes (included at the book’s end). A fantastic short read for those who love sex and/or drinking! WARNING––the sex is explicit!
In an international competition, Meg Tufano was honored with the distinction of the The Sue Ellen Hudson “Excellence in Writing” award by The Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, its top overall prize. They also awarded her novel, "How I Started Drinking," Best Novel.
“As you go skinny dipping with the snapping turtles in this hilarious novel, pour yourself a strong one! I loved 'How I Started Drinking!'” ––Dr. Jane Oswald, author of "Teaching in Black Holes in Space."
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- Strong new social era organization skills: while training all the other professors needed to teach her course, I developed the internet skills needed to organize groups of people from all over the world, all working entirely online.
- Available as a speaker on social era subjects, I have been a public speaker representing Webster University (Leiden, The Netherlands); Maastricht University (Maastricht, The Netherlands) and at various other venues through the think-tank, SynaptIQ+.
- Critical thinker: Meg has designed and taught a college-level course in critical thinking for Webster University (Leiden, The Netherlands) that is currently being considered by McGraw-Hill for publication as a text and eBook.
- Antioch University MidwestM.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998 - 2000
- University of TorontoB.A., Interdisciplinary Studies
- St. John's College, Great BooksPhilosophy
- Carnegie Mellon UniversityDramatic Arts
If my heart be narrow, what avail to me that the world is large?
From the article:
"The Dalai Lama’s teaching defies freighted ideological labels."
"There is much for Americans to absorb here. Advocates of free enterprise must remember that the system’s moral core is neither profits nor efficiency. It is creating opportunity for individuals who need it the most."
"We need to combine an effective, reliable safety net for the poor with a hard look at modern barriers to upward mobility."
Dr. Ali makes it clear (to me, anyway) that she is not so much against the Islam faith as she is against injustice for women, no matter who inflicts it.
I did not go as far as some of the writers who agreed with me (I certainly do not think Brandeis is endorsing murder!) As to standing up for offensive speech? I think Malik has got something there.
Cascade Head, Tillamook County, OR
My wife and I explored the Cascade Head trail over the weekend. Having never been to this area before, I was hoping to do a little photography and to scout out the location for future photo shoots. The hike covered a bit more elevation than I expected, but the view from the top was phenomenal. The wind was pretty extraordinary as well. I was more than a little concerned my tripod would topple over. The initial fall would have been bad, but the continued tumble down the meadow slopes would have been a good finishing punch. I am looking forward to adventuring here again!
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Should we give public scrutiny to criminals, possibly upping the desire by others who are on the brink?
And watch them turn themselves into a joke? ( 's point).
I, for one, am always careful to remember that people who have been victimized do not want to have their entire lives defined by some heinous crime. But should that mean ignoring the criminal?
It is odd to me that we have not given hardly ANY press to what I think are the two most major stories of the past year: the FBI, with help from the NSA, uncovering and prosecuting the Irish/American pornographer; and The Silk Road owner. We're talking stopping sex slavery, illegal drug selling and child pornography. It got maybe fifteen minutes.
I wrote about the details of those cases here:
Water, gas, electricity, internet...and today there was this at The Wall Street Journal: broadcasters do not own the airwaves, we, the people, do.
So, how do we get our piece of the Internet? Does it HAVE to go through the same cycle as Ma Bell? First a monopoly (Comcast), then gets broken up again? (Read "The Master Switch" for more on this cycle.)
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I really would.
I didn't realize the Washington Post checks facts every month. Not only during campaigns. The most interesting is #5 where the big lies of U.S. Presidents are all together in one clump. Only Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter had no sound bites. The scale of orders of magnitude seem a bit off: Nixon secretly bombed an entire country for a year while saying he wasn't doing it (he did a lot more, but no good sound bites I guess); Reagan sold arms for hostages (and made some kind of deal with the devil to keep those hostages locked up until his first day in office (not mentioned)); Clinton committed adultery (yawn); W waged two wars for no good reason (his "sorry" seems awfully weak, doesn't it?); and President Obama said you could keep your health insurance coverage if you liked it. Uh, that last is maybe a lie, but the proportion seems a bit off? Bombing, Hostages, Adultery, 2 Wars, and a Wonk Error? Oh well, sometimes you just need a sound bite! ;')
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Rand Paul: Hillary Could Be Derailed by Little-known Lewinsky Affair
“When the American people find out about this, it’s going to blow their minds.”
Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today's 27-Year-Olds, In ...
A new study by the Department of Education offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.
Yes, the NSA Can Get You Offline, Too -- With Radio Waves
Remember how we thought/hoped that keeping our computer offline would protect us from NSA snooping? Well, it won't!
The Iran Vote: This Really Matters, and You Should Let Your Senators Know
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Lawrence Wright: Could Unlimited Phone Surveillance Have Prevented 9/11?
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