Vicki Mcleod's Blog
May 14, 2020

10 Ways to Cope Compassionately with COVID-19

A recent blog post by Dr. Chris Germer, of the Center for Mindful Self Compassion, is both reassuring and uplifting in the face of the uncertainty posed by the the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 6, 2020

Be Safe Out There: Privacy, Security and the IoT

My new book aims to inform, educate, and reassure mainstream technology users.
April 22, 2020

Hey Alexa, Subscribe to That Podcast: You and the Internet of Things

Even if you are not a user of the computer or the internet, you are a user of things.
March 31, 2020

Sharing the Sourdough Love

Back in January, pre-pandemic, my dear friend Fred Armstrong traveled across the Salish Sea to visit us for  a weekend.  Along with his sister Terry, and bountiful good humour, he brought me some sourdough starter.
March 13, 2020

Shared Emotions Online, How The Internet Broke Me

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “I broke the internet,” as crowed by those whose posts go viral. Recently, I had the reverse experience. The internet broke me.
March 10, 2020

Values Not Age Unite Us

Demographics have been long used as a tool by which to predict behavior and differentiate between attitudes of population groups by age, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or geography.
January 29, 2020

Are You Taking Your Goals Seriously?

At the start of a new year, it is a common practice to review the past one, think about the future and map out a path to success.
December 11, 2019

What Happens To Digital You When The Real You Dies

What happens to my social media profiles when I'm gone? What about all my YouTube videos?
October 19, 2019

Do We Have the Right to be Forgotten?

When we were researching our recent book, Digital Legacy Plan (Self-Counsel Press 2019), co-author done with their digital assets and online identities after their deaths.