Saturday, January 30, 2010

iPhone Apps

So there are 10's of thousands of iPhone apps out there but I just wanted to list a few of my faves that I'm using.

  1. Facebook - keep in touch with friends and family on this social media network
  2. Tweetdeck - always gotta find out whats happening in the Twitter'sphere
  3. SportsCenter - you can watch gamecasts of live events if you aren't infront of a tv
  4. TheWeatherChannel - I need to know should I wear the Columbia jacket or not.
  5. TRAFFIC! - I rarely use this one in SF, but it's handy in so-cal for seeing live traffic
  6. Yelp - this has been one of the most helpful apps/sites for me to find new food joints!
  7. Pandora - stream some great music
  8. Southwest - buy tickets and check-in online. I'm flying about once a month so this handy

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vote to support suicide prevention - To Write Love on Her Arms

Chances are you or someone you know has been directly affected by depression, addiction, self-injury or suicide. What if there was something you could to to help those people?

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. My sister is currently interning in Florida for 5 months at TWLOHA setting up events, promoting, creating street teams, and most importantly, listening and couseling with those who are struggling to find hope in this world. TWLOHA is trying to win Chase's Community Giving contest to use $1,000,000 to create IMAlive, an online chat tool to let people, young and old contact TWLOHA staff and other qualified individuals to find ways to escape the pain they are living in. Since 2006, TWLOHA hasresponded to more than 100,000 messages from people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. This tool will save lives and give people hope.

No one is asking you to give any money, they are just asking for a vote. It takes less than a minute. Voting today means saving lives tomorrow.