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Jen Reeves
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Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
Lives in Columbia, MO


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This is as close to crafty as I can get. We boiled eggs and decorated them with crayons while the eggs were still hot. 
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beautiful colorz!
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The girl is working on her backhanded swing in softball. #bornjustright  I'm totally digging the #autoawesome  
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Already better than I am! MLB can use her talent. Seriously.
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This is a super cool new addition to Gmail. Thanks for the heads up, +Tim Moore!
Quickly Insert & Share Your Best Photos With A New Button In +Gmail 

Google just added another nice little feature to the way we share images through email…or to be more specific – Gmail. Compose a new email and you will see a image icon with “New” hovering above it. This is a new way to quickly access and email your backed up photos from your mobile device. Try it out and you realize it’s a time-saver.

If you have Auto Backup enabled on your smartphone, the new quick access feature saves a few seconds and some bother as it makes all your photos and videos backed up on Google+ (Google Photos) immediately available via the Gmail window.
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The girl and I had a chance to work with Oral-B to try out its new #ProHealthKids  Magic Timer app. #ad  
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Have you voted for +George Takei yet for +The Webby Awards? His show, +TakeisTake is awesome.
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Another cool #autoawesome of softball practice. #bornjustright 
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No fear. Catch and release...
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Amy Purdy is a big inspiration in our household... Her positive thinking and hard work can teach us all a lot.
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Trendy glasses that help your eyes relax? Sounds great, +Tshaka Armstrong!
Tired, Sore Eyes? Enter: Gunnar Optiks Interepts

I work in front of digital screens... a lot! Not only do I work with the web team at +FOX 11 Los Angeles creating and executing digital strategy but I edit video and then when I get home I do work for my non-profit and other endeavors which ultimately means more time in front of screens.

I met the folks from +GUNNAR Optiks at CES this year and they had something new to show me. The Intercepts. I have a big head, these are big frames, it was kismet. But do they work as good as they look?
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Thanks +Jen Reeves!  =)
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Check out my latest tech post on +AARP's blog. #AARPTEK  
There’s a new box in town — for streaming content to your television. It’s called Amazon Fire TV, and it costs $99. For years, Amazon Prime members (those who pay the company for unlimited shipping) have had access to Amazon’s massive database of movies and TV shows from their “smart” TVs or Blu-ray players. Some programming is free, some can be rented or bought. Now it’s a little easier to connect with that content through the company’s new Fire...
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I think the only thing I can add to this article is, Woah.
For the first time ever, Internet ad spending beat broadcast television ad spending in the U.S. last year: 
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Manager of Social Strategy/Training, AARP + Advocate @bornjustright
  • AARP
    Social communications/trainer, 2012 - present
  • Born Just Right
    Mom Advocate, 2002 - present
  • Missouri School of Journalism
    Associate Professor, 2003 - 2012
  • KOMU 8
    Interactive Director, 2003 - 2012
    Producer, 1999 - 2003
    Producer, 1997 - 1999
    Producer, 1997 - 1997
  • Reynolds Journalism Institute
    Faculty Fellow, 2008 - 2009
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Columbia, MO
East Grand Rapids, MI - Monterey, CA - Salinas, CA - Chapel Hill, NC - Barrington, IL - Longwood, FL - West Chester, NC - Naperville, IL - Solon, OH - Bakersfied, CA - Syracuse, NY
Manager of Social Communications/Training @AARP + Advocate
I am passionate about social media and advocacy. In the journalism world, I am the manager of social communications and social training at AARP. I recently joined the team in October 2012 after managing KOMU-TV8's online properties and teach social networking and community at the Missouri School of Journalism. I was a member of the inaugural class of the Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship in 2008-09.  I speak on the power of social media in business, journalism, higher ed and non-profit world. I am also passionate about social media and advocacy.

I am a special needs advocate and share my stories and lessons as a parent of a child who was born with a physical difference on Born Just Right. I am married with two kids and a dog. I'm a fan of technology, running, photography and listening to live music with my husband.

If you're interested in hiring me to train your organization on using social tools, or show your organization how the web will change communication internally and externally, just let me know. I also speak to special needs organizations about advocating for your kids and letting parents know we can all work together to get our kids the support they deserve. The connections we make in person and online can go a long way in getting the support you're craving.

Some of my former speaking engagements:
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I help teach social media at a major non-profit and founded a mom advocacy site for parents of special needs kids. I love the interwebz.
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Bachelor of Journalism
  • Aquinas College
    Masters of Management
  • Syracuse University
    2 years of study
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Jen Lee Reeves
Jen Reeves's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
The Magic of Amy Purdy | Dancing With the Stars | Born Just Right

Amy Purdy is opening eyes to Dancing with the Stars fans on how positive thinking and hard work is possible even with prosthetic legs.

Amazon TV adds a new option for streaming video to your TV

There’s a new box in town — for streaming content to your television. It’s called Amazon Fire TV, and it costs $99. For years, Amazon Prime

Webby People's Voice needs YOU

Help Takei's Take reach the Promised Land in the Webbys People's Voice. Vote with me.

The Sweetest Moment Ever at Walt Disney World | Born Just Right

We had one of those unexpected moments where everything was sweet and special at Disney World during our most recent visit.

My Mom Receives More Facebook Engagement Than I Do | Social Media Today

My mother’s name is Loretta- you never forgetta (try using a heavy New York accent with that one). She’s the type of Long Island Italian mom

Online Quizzes Gathering Information About You

What city should you live in? Which Love Boat character are you? What superpower should you have? Fun quizzes are all the rage online these

Preparing for More Disney Fun | Born Just Right

We're heading back to Disney to share some of our knowledge about shooting video with our devices. It's going to be super fun.

A Community Comes Together for Aiden | Aiden's Avengers Fight Cancer | B...

Something pretty special is happening in my town these days. It starts with a no-so-great-reason.

How to Handle Twitter Hacks

Twitter is known as a rapid and simple way to communicate, but lately it’s also become an easy way to get hacked. A new hack quickly spreadi

Twitter Hack Tips | Ways to Protect Yourself From Hackers | Jen Lee Reeves

There are a few ways to pay attention and prevent yourself from getting hacked on Twitter.

The kitchen table talk | Internet security starts at home | Jen Lee Reeves

As a part of Safer Internet Day, I jumped into a twitter chat and shared some big ideas when it comes to the social web.

Living the puppy life | Born Just Right

We have a new family member and we have a lot of learning to do!

Best Kept Secret Award Nominationfor Born Just Right | #HAAwards | Born ...

Born Just Right is nominated for a best kept secret health activist award. What a cool honor!

Jumping into the New Year with a Challenge | Born Just Right

A new year means new challenges and a chance to continue fundraising for Camp No Limits!

#365FeministSelfie -- Are you in? ~ Viva la Feminista

Attention is power. Of course, the self-portrait is an easy target for charges of self-involvement, but, in a visual culture, the selfie qui

On Being Vulnerable | Sellabit Mum

Jed has texted, called, emailed and smoke-signaled hundreds of middle-aged men over the past week with this simple message… “If you want to

Brain Images Share the Secrets of Limb Differences | Amputee Research Yo...

A lab that is based near Born Just Right is looking for more limb difference adults and children who may be able to participate in fascinati

Mentors Mean the World at Camp No Limits | Born Just Right

We're counting down the top ten reasons why Camp No Limits is special and worth a donation as Jordan counts down to her birthday on December

10 Days of Fundraising for Camp No Limits | Born Just Right

We're kicking off 10 Days of Camp: The top ten reasons why Camp No Limits is special and why we'd love your help with Jordan's birthday fund

The One Hand Snap: A Shutter Release that Allows for One-Handed DSLR Ope...

About 88,000 people in the U.S. are missing all or part of an arm, and among the things that are difficult or impossible for them to do is u