Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist.

Teaching my Mom to Twitter

A couple of weeks ago, I made a pledge to teach someone how to blog or use Twitter.  The initiative was suggested in GV’s internal e-mail list and everyone immediately embraced it – and so Valentine’s Day 2009 became Social Media Kisses day.

I was willing, of course – the problem was that I couldn’t think of anyone in my daily life who doesn’t already blog or use Twitter.  After all, I do work at the Internet frontier.

But thanks to the great work from the rest of the GV community, it suddenly occurred to me this morning who to ask…My mom!  She’s very busy, so I couldn’t see her blogging, but she’s also very Internet-savvy (and more knowledgeable about computer hardware and networks than I am), so I figured she could catch on quickly to Twitter.

And, of course, she did:


So go ahead – follow my mom on Twitter!  It certainly won’t be the weirdest thing you’ve ever done.

And if you’d like to join the initiative, sign the pledge and tag your tweets #SMK (social media kisses).

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  1. Nice blog – adding you to my rss reader – keep up the good work!

  2. Twitter? What is that? (I really gotta trade in my land phone)….

  3. Great job, Jillian! Lucky for you, your mom seems to be in the loop abut the basics (at least) of using the computer. My mom asked me t create an email account for about a year ago. Until now, she has Post-its stuck on her screen — a step-by-step guide on how to access her account! ;)

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