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Ponto-Wearing Superhero Shares His Confidence with the World

Anthony Smith as Blue Ear

Anthony Smith as Blue Ear

What would any 6-year-old boy say about being featured in a comic book? “It’s awesome,” said Anthony Smith about being the inspiration for the Marvel superhero “Blue Ear.”

Anthony has been through a winding journey in the quest to help him hear. As part of that journey, Anthony’s mother, Christina D’Allesandro, even helped him become a comic book superhero.

Early on, Anthony realized that other kids his age, and more importantly, superheroes in comic books and on television, didn’t wear “Blue Ears,” the nickname his family gave his hearing device. This made Anthony feel different than other children. His mother, Christina, assured him that superheroes did wear hearing devices too. Although she didn’t know for sure if she could find such superheroes, Christina didn’t stop at just saying they exist.

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Community Tech Tip: Two Easy Ways to Share to All of Your Social Networks

You asked, we listened. You asked for more information on how you can help spread the word about your experience. So, we’re offering regular tech tips. Each tech tip shares a free and unique social way to share your story and experience the stories of others. This week, we’re covering HootSuite’s Hootlet and Buffer, two apps that make sharing to social media so much easier.

Are you constantly sharing stories with friends via your social media accounts? Tired of how long it takes to log in to each one and post updates? You’re going to love these tools.

HootSuite’s Hootlet

HootsuiteHootSuite is a social media dashboard that allows you to monitor all of your social media feeds from a single place. It’s a great way to keep on top of what’s going on, and it’s also a great way to share the stories you love – especially with Hootlet.

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Community Tech Tip: Share Your World on Instagram

You asked, we listened. You asked for more information on how you can help spread the word about your experience. So, we’re offering regular tech tips. Each tech tip shares a free and unique social way to share your story and experience the stories of others. This week, we’re covering Instagram, a service that enables users to tell their story through photography. 

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever.

1. Download and Register
First, download the Instagram App onto your smartphone. Once you’ve downloaded and open the app, you’ll be prompted to create an account. After you create your account, you’ll be photodirected to the screen below.

2. Choose or Take Your Photo
To get started taking your first picture, hit the middle icon on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Or, you can select a photo from your photo library.

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