The Dark Web

I bet you never heard of the term the “dark web.” Get used to it. That’s where terrorists go to communicate with each other.

So many of you have ask which social media platforms do terrorists use?  It’s a complicated answer but Shelly Palmer, Fox 5 New York’s On-air Tech Expert, tackles that question with Juliet Huddy and Teresa Priolo on Fox 5. 

His findings are very interesting. I encourage you to watch the video because it will give you a better idea of why apps are a terrorist’s best friend.

My Camera Roll

My camera roll is becoming my go-to source, after Google. I have close to 10,000 photos of stuff I like to reference. Some of them are even pictures of people. However, the biggest growth area are things I question or I want to know more about. For example: 

I keep getting this notice on my laptop. I took a picture of it so I could email it to the tech guy I work with. He told me to check the little box in the corner and the notice would go away forever. It did.


I freaked out a few weeks ago because Maybelline decided to discontinue #60, my 14-hour stay-on lipstick color. I had several friends check their local drugstores. The inventory was depleted. I told my close friends Bonnie and Sara about my dilemma, and they both jumped into action. They found old inventory on several sites including Amazon. I am now a proud hoarder. Thank you, Ladies.


I photo bombed my nephew and nieces’ wedding picture. My cousin Hanna just pointed it out to me. Happy Anniversary Mara and Sam.


The only time I beat Ed. I had to capture it.


A text conversation. I wanted to easily access the information.


My Yizkor list.


Keeping track of what we read.


27 stitches in my leg because of pre–cancerous cells.


20 photos of jewelry.


I know, I know. The cloud now knows everything about me. I thought it always did.


Belated Happy Birthday to Hedy Lamar


Hedy Lamar, publicity photo.

My brother Steve emailed me at the beginning of November to remind me that Hedy Lamar, one of the most gorgeous stars in Hollywood, would have been 101 on November 9th. She died in 2000 at the age of 86.

I totally forgot to honor her. As the author of DigiDame, I should have recognized this amazing woman because she was much more than a pretty face. Lamar was an inventor and the work she did layed the ground work for the Bluetooth,  GPS and Wi-Fi.  In fact,  Lamarr was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. 

I may have forgotten, but Google didn’t. They honored her with a Google Doodle. Watch the above video. For more details about Lamar, read the Huffington Post story.

Happy birthday Hedy Lamar.




How To Get Famous On Instagram 

For all of my contemporaries who are sorry they never got famous, it’s not too late. In fact, it’s easier than ever. All you need is a little creativity and some discipline. 

Check out these dramatic photos my friend Russ Rowland created.   
Now check out how Russ posts them on Instagram. He carefully hashtags (#) key words on each of his photos so other users who search the same categories, will see his images. It’s as simple as that.

Russ is determined to become a well-known photographer. Judging by his collection of photos, I say he has a good chance. Russ said artists no longer need galleries to get noticed. While everyone would love to be recognized by well-known gallerist, Instagram is much more available.

Vogue recently did an article about how Instagram is influencing the careers of a number of artists. Read it and let’s talk about what you can do to get your 15 minutes of fame. 

A Drone Takes You On A Tour Of NYC’s 2nd Avenue Subway 



Click here to take a drone’s tour through the Second Avenue subway. 

I was recently meeting with a business who was talking to me about a possible venture regarding the Second Avenue subway in New York City. I thought the idea was far-fetched until she showed me a CBS TV video clip of a drone that flew through the underground tunnels on the upper east side.

I didn’t know if I was more impressed with the new subway system or the capability and preciseness of the drone. I was in awe. The Aerobo is the first FAA license drone company in New York.

CBS reported that one section is set to open in December 2016 and is expected to carry about 200,000 riders a day.  

Don’t miss the tour.



Our Ambassadors

Whitney and Fredrick attended the opening of the Williams McCall Gallery 2015/2016 season, South of Fifth, Miami. They are standing in front of Eliot’s photos. Eliot and I are in New York. We are thrilled that our children were able to stop by. We just found out that the photo to the right sold. Yes!!!!!  

Sylvia, For Dog Lovers


 Tony, Victoria, me, and Eliot at the bar in the CitizensM Hotel, Times Square  

I met Broadway producer Victoria Lang when she was working in the TV business on the Regis & Kathy Lee show. This was several decades ago. I was a young publicist and she was a young TV producer.  Fast forward to today. Victoria is a well known producer on the Great White Way who keeps bringing great properties to the stage.

Tonight we got to see her show, “Sylvia,” at the Cort Theatre. My friends Ruth and Howard saw the play a few weeks ago and really liked it. Eliot and I laughed so much because it was so clever and thought-provoking that I would see it again and again.

If you ever had a dog, or you love animals, then you must see this play. It speaks right to you. We have had three dogs over the span of 30 years and could relate to the emotions on the stage in a big way. It’s about a businessman, played by Matthew Broderick, and his dog Sylvia, played brilliantly by Annaleigh Ashford. The play is extremely clever in the way it’s presented.

Some of  Victoria’s productions include:   Found, Silence! Shout, Matt & Ben, Johnny Guitar, Listen to My Heart, and Bat Boy. 
Congratulations Victoria. 


A Life Or Death Assignment 

For the last several weeks, I have been working on a special assignment that could literally mean the difference between life and death. 

I wanted you to be aware of it because the situation is only going to get worse if someone doesn’t do something right away.

The Department of Health and Human Services recently admitted that last year seven out of 100 electronic medical records were matched to the wrong patient. That may not sound like a huge number to you, unless, of course, you are the one who is counting on the doctor to make the correct life-saving decision.  It’s very possible that the doctor is making choices on someone else’s medical information.


My client, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the healthcare industry’s leading professional organization for chief information officers and senior IT executives, is designing a challenge for tech innovators throughout the United States, to help correct these potentially fatal mistakes.

This may sound crazy but CHIME said, “The federal government is prohibited from creating a national patient identification system that would ensure that patients are accurately matched to their records. As we continue to digitize the healthcare system though, this problem can’t be allowed to persist.”
CHIME is raising  $1.5 million to fund the National Patient ID Challenge.  Our job is to spread the word. Any ideas? 

Thank you 




Tonight At “Unveiled”

Every year, CES runs a press products showcase in New York to feature some of the latest gadgets available. It’s called “Unveiled.” Everyone stopped by the Astell&Kern booth (client of HWH) to listen to hi-res music.

Steve Smith, Marc Finer, Donna Austi, Gary Shapiro, Thomas Laemmel. Gary is the CEO of CES. Donna worked at HWH PR for 12 years many moons ago. Steve is the top trade journalist, and Marc is a top consultant in the audio business. Thomas handles PR for Sony .

     Jason Henriques of HWH gets interviewed by an international broadcast wire service.


Lois Whitman-Hess, author of DigiDame and Barry Myers, getgeeked.


The Kens. Ken Furst and Ken Sanders. Both are audio consultants.


Tony Monteleone, associate publisher and Katlean DeMonchy, TV personality.


Michael Sommers and Rob Calem. Both are tech journalists.


Robert Heiblim, audio consultant.


john Laposky, editor.

Rob Sabin, Editor.

Dan Rosenbaum, Richard Sherwin, and Gary Kaye. Industry analysts.