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Entries from August 2008

Social ice cream

August 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Have you seen the nine Common Craft “In Plain English” videos explaining social media and different social networking tools like Twitter, RSS, blogs and wikis? These videos are wonderful. They give simple, effective explanations that anyone can understand. The creators use cut-out paper figures to tell the story which gives the videos a fun, relaxed feel. I’ve seen the [...]

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Tags: Blogging · social media

Do you still mail things?

August 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

While we were still in DC, we saw many beautiful old buildings and statues engraved and adorned with words and phrases. The words may be poetry, wisdom or noble notions, but all are sentiments meant to stand the test of time. One that really stood out was the engraving on the southwest corner of the grand [...]

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Tags: Blogging · social media · Travel

Things I’m working on

August 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Chris Brogan, social media guru extraordinaire and sort of a mentor-from-afar for me (and for a lot of people, I’d warrant), recently posted a list of things he’s working on and how his readers/community can benefit. I thought that was such a cool idea that I’m going to do the same here. It’s worth noting that [...]

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Tags: Blogging · social media · Travel

July Tweetup recap

August 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

How to know you’ve pulled off a successful event: 1. People give you thunderous applause for helping to organize it (totally unexpected and unnecessary, but way fun) 2. Lots of blog posts, Tweets and more raving about it 3. A steady stream of requests about when the next one will take place. Yes, it’s true, the Columbus Tweetup for [...]

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Tags: Networking · Ohio · social media