Pump Up The Presence Live Broadcast 53: text

March 31, 2012 10:01 am · 0 comments

by Maria Campbell on March 31, 2012

in Blogs, Entrepreneur Related, In The Spotlight, Mobile-Related, Pump Up The Presence Internet Radio Show, Women's History Month, Women's Issues

How to extend the battery life of your iPhone, it’s National Mentorship Month, follow the leader, is demanding for facebook passwords a no-no?, and the importance of Margaret Brent in early women’s suffrage and the women’s rights movement.

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I thought I would open tonight’s broadcast with ways in which you can extend the battery life of your iPhone. Why? Because Wednesday, I have to appear for Jury Duty, and will need to make sure that the battery life on my phone lasts longer than the usual 5 hours. Yes, a mere 5 hours. I must say that my old Blackberry was wonderful in that respect before it finally conked out. It would last days on one battery charge despite constant use. Granted, it wasn’t riddled with apps, and I rarely used the camera. However, I did text much more and sent emails all day long. My iPhone, on the other hand, gobbles up battery life at a ridiculous rate, and even more ridiculous if I actually use some of its features, i.e., apps, email, camera, and so on. My goal is to make sure that I have a working phone the entire day on one charge (just in case if I can’t get access to an outlet to recharge my phone). I even made certain adjustments tonight to see if they do make a big difference in my phone’s battery life ahead of the big day.

To learn more about how to extend the battery life of your iPhone, read the article by Alex Heath entitled “Tips and Tricks For Saving Battery Life on Your iPhone and iPad” on Cult of Mac. It is amazing that one has to take all these measures to turn off phone features that one pays for in order to extend the battery life of the device. There has to be a better way!

Not only is it Women’s History Month, but it’s also National Mentorship Month. On March 7, 2012, the White House held an event in honor of 12 Small Business Champions of Change from all over the US. To learn more about what was discussed at this event, read the article “Small Business Mentoring Tips from Champions of Change (Honored at The White House)” by Shashi Bellamkonda for Small Business Trends. I also will be embedding the video of the event in the text version of this broadcast on the Inter-Global Media Network website as well as on the “Videos” page of the Inter-Global Media Network website.

I came across a short gem of an article by Michael Peggs entitled “Follow the Leader: Leadership is a Two Act Play” for Under 30 CEO (don’t be frightened by the blog’s title) that really spoke to me. It’s one of those pieces that is not at all unfamiliar to most, but it’s the kind of reading that is good to revisit from time to time as a reminder of what should be remembered in order continue down the right path.  To me, the most profound line in the whole article is

“Only lessons learned can be shared, and you can only learn what you allow yourself to be taught.“

To learn more, read the article by Michael Peggs entitled “Follow the Leader: Leadership is a Two Act Play” in Under 30 CEO.

Very early this morning, all I seemed to hear on the news was about how potential employers and current employers have been requesting user passwords from their potential and current employees to monitor their non-public social media activities. I wasn’t completely awake yet when I caught the story, so I didn’t fully absorb it. However, I did come across an article about it by Joanna Stern entitled “Demanding Facebook Passwords May Break The Law, Say Senators” for ABC News. According to the article and public knowledge as well, it has become “standard” practice for employers and schools to inspect potential employees’ and students’ Facebook  (public) profiles. However, they have pushed the limit even further by asking those with profiles set to private for their passwords so that they can inspect their profiles as well.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Lawyer Catherine Crump states,

“It’s an invasion of privacy for private employers to insist on looking at people’s private Facebook pages as a condition of employment or consideration in an application process. People are entitled to their private lives.”

To learn more about what steps are being taken by legislators to stop this practice, read the article by Joanna Stern entitled “Demanding Facebook Passwords May Break The Law, Say Senators” on ABC News. What do YOU think about this issue? I would love to know!

Last, I would like to talk a bit about Margaret Brent. Remember, last night I stated that I would talk about her and her role in the women’s rights/suffrage movement? She played such an important part in the history of Maryland that she appears in the Archives of Maryland Biographical Series on the State of Maryland’s website. She came over to Maryland with her sister Mary and brothers Giles and Fulke in 1638 from  Gloucestershire in Southwest England, where they had been part of a landed Catholic family. They moved to Maryland on behalf of Lord Baltimore, and chose Maryland because they regarded it as a Catholic “refuge”. Margaret was an independent businesswoman, and never married. She was so respected as a businesswoman that Maryland Governor Leonard Calvert entrusted her with managing his estate upon his death. However, she was best known as being the FIRST woman in America to request the right to vote. When was this? After Governor Leonard Calvert died, the soldiers he had hired to protect his colony, demanded their wages. Unfortunately, Margaret had so many other debts of the Governor to pay that she ran out of funds to pay the soldiers. They threatened mutiny. In order to prevent this from happening, Margaret went to the Provincial Court and asked to be named the Second Lord Baltimore’s attorney in lieu of Governor Calvert. The second Lord Baltimore, Cecil Baltimore, was Governor Calvert’s brother, and the Governor had been serving as his attorney while he was alive.  Her request was granted, and on January 21, 1648, she appeared before an all male Assembly and asked for two votes, one for herself and one as Lord Baltimore’s attorney. The votes were probably meant to be towards the passing of a tax to help pay the soldiers. However, the Assembly wasn’t ready to give such power to a woman, and her request was denied.

However, Margaret was determined to make things right with the soldiers to prevent an uprising. She started selling off some of Lord Baltimore’s cattle. She saved Maryland from potential disaster, but Lord Baltimore was angry that she hadn’t asked for his permission first. The Assembly defended her actions, but Lord Baltimore sentiments on the matter didn’t change. In 1649,  Margaret and her brother Giles moved to Virginia, where she lived until her death. According to The Archives of Maryland,

“Margaret Brent did not succeed in becoming the first woman in America to gain the right to vote, but she was a remarkable woman who helped protect the stability of Maryland and ensure the colony’s survival.  She deserves recognition for her independence and her brave actions in appearing before the Assembly and doing all in her power to preserve control of the colony for the Calvert family.”

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