Lisa Stone, founder of BlogHer.com, the all-female group blog and online community, said this yesterday at the opening of the sixth annual BlogHer conference at The Hilton Hotel in New York. More than 2,400 female bloggers, and more who were trying to sneak through the doors (the conference has been sold out since March), joined together to pursue exposure, community and economic empowerment. Day one targeted women as consumers for the BlogHer Business portion of the conference, but over the weekend seminars including fashion blogging, the role of blog photography, and women and sports will take center stage.
Today at 2:45 p.m., EdenFantasys.com will sponsor “Bringing Sex out of Closet” where Twanna Hines, a.k.a. FunkyBrownChick.com, Sex and the 405’s AV Flox, Genia Stevens of Sister Talk Radio, Mominatrix Kristen Chase, and BDSM blogger, Urban Gypsy Tess Danesi will lead a discussion on the best resources for sexual health information, having an emotionally healthy sex life, and how the internet can improve your relationship. Expect a lot of live blogging from these events—beginning yesterday #BlogHer10 was a trending topic on Twitter and will likely stay that was until the end of the weekend.
The women at BlogHer are educated and well trained on how technology can improve their lives—too bad not everyone has caught on. Yesterday the Daily News reported that the NFL’s Brett Favre sent television host Jenn Sterger some flirty voicemails and X-rated text photos of his private parts when he was playing for the New York Jets. Sterger made the mistake of telling Deadspin Editor-in-Chief A.J.Daulerio about the pictures—in what she thought was an “off-the-record” conversation. Daulerio’s defense? “We’ve run rumors and innuendo from the get-go. That’s what we do.”
Phones sure do get a lot of people in trouble these days (think Tiger Woods’ texts, Mel Gibson’s voicemails), but new this month to iTunes is an updated version of the DateMate app—a way for you to actually stop getting all the people you’re dating mixed up. The app organizes names with photos, where you met, birthday and anniversaries, and even a scorecard to “manage your dating” because, as everyone knows, you can’t tell who the players are without a scorecard.