Monica Vila is co-founder of TheOnlineMom.com , an organization that provides technology education to families and helps moms connect with brands they can trust. Recently, many people chimed in about the " Laptop Shooting Dad 's” reaction to his 15-year-old daughter’s Facebook posts. Not only is the subject of social media parenting popular, but his stunt has surpassed 30 million views on YouTube . While it’s evident that we live in a country of extremes — parents who use guns to make a point vs. parents that find this version of parenting horrific — the bottom line is that we all struggle to find the right balance when helping our kids through their tumultuous teen years. During a recent #theonlinemom Twitter chat, nearly 400 parents weighed in with what they believed to be fitting alternatives to shooting nine bullets through a laptop. For instance:
Clara Shih, the twenty-nine year old founder of Hearsay Social , a SaaS dashboard for national businesses and their local branches to manage Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter pages, has been appointed to the Starbucks Board of Directors. A former Google, Microsoft and Salesforce employee Shih, founded Hearsay Social with Microsoft staffer Steve Garrity. Shih says that as she was writing the book The Facebook Era , she saw that there was a market to better serve corporate-local brands.