Demi & Ashton launch "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" campaign

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s DNA Foundation is launching an interactive online video campaign called “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” to raise awareness about the issue of child sex slavery. The short videos feature supporters Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Jason Mraz, Ashton Kutcher, Drake, Adrian Peterson, Isaiah Mustafa…and you! I thought you’d particularly like the “Real Men Know How to Make a Meal” video with Bradley Cooper. To view all the videos, please go here.

To create a video by inserting your own photo with a celebrity supporter, go to the DNA Foundation Facebook page: and click on the “Real Men” application tab. You can view all videos at

Top 5 Social Media Superheroines

By Helen P., who holds multiple online accounting degrees and whose musings have appeared on sites like
If you’ve seen The Social Network or the cover of Time magazine lately, you know that women’s contributions to social media are often overlooked. Instead, people choose to focus on the lone genius or the whiz kid, using his traditional “manly” traits of entrepreneurship, smarts, and cunning to transform social media. While the women may be overshadowed by the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, they’re still quietly making huge contributions to social media. Here’s a list of the top 5, to help end that quiet and make a little more noise about these women’s awesome work.
1. Jenn Allen
This savvy lady is the CEO and founder of the site, an online marketplace for artists. On the site, artists can sell their artwork, commission free, and art lovers can connect with exactly the piece they’re looking for. The site is beautiful and functional—you can search for art by keyword tags, medium, artist, price, or rating. The site is the brainchild of Jenn’s love of art and business knowledge--before she founded the site she studied economics at Mills College and worked in business development at several San Francisco startups.
2. Cyan Banister
Ms. Banister has her hands in all forms of social media. She founded the innovative, a social networking site for models, artists, and photographers. She also acted as an angel investor in all many successful social media startups like Facebook, Tagged, and more. Before founding Zivity, Cyan also worked as CTO of a nonprofit and led technical operations at another software firm.
3. Kristie Wells
What do you call a social network for social media experts? Kristie Wells founded the site as a non-profit organization that connects social media experts all over the world. Local chapters of the organization meet to discuss industry standards, best practices, and medial literacy. Wells also directs social media at the company Ribbit, which creates web 2.0-esque telecommunications platforms.
4. Joanna Lord
According to her blog, Joanna Lord is a self-described “PPC expert, social media enthusiast, online marketing specialist, coffee drinker” and more. This jack of all trades founded YourJobStop, a site for comparison job hunting. She also blogs at SocialMediaBiz and has spoken at a number of social media conferences. Her communication and social media bent come from her unique education—she holds a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in Online Media Studies.
5. Melanie Notkin
Ms. Notkin, “America’s Premier Savvy Auntie” has made a niche for herself in developing social media for the millions of women who don’t have their own children, but who have important kids in their lives. She founded, an online community for godmothers and aunts. Notkin also works as a professional tastemaker, forecasting the hot kids’ trends of the season on Fox News, ABC, CBS, and other networks, as well as working with kids toy brands like Disney and Scholastic.
(Top 5 Social Media Superheroines is a paid post)

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