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#InCaseYouMissedIt: @DowntownGarden’s “What’s up With Social Media” Series: Session Three: Facebook Basics

29 Jan

… Hello Media Mentors, Examiner.Com readers!

We were able to broadcast live last evening using UStream:

That said, here we go!

**** Ustream “Show”:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

**** Slide Deck/Pitch for SECOND Hour tonight (THREE (3) topics ONLY will be chosen by attendees from this lecture at PBSC)

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/eeuxUHkevxuTEe

**** Slide Deck/Pitch we repeat every session, as it contains a useful overview of WHY/WHAT FOR we do Social/New Media at all…

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/2UOyUDCiXWf4GP

See you soon… FTF or here, via CMAC!

Saludos!
Stay tuned!
Francisco Palacio
@MMSocieties
Francisco.J.Palacio@MediaMentoring.Org
http://MediaMentoring.Net
http://CMAC-Labs.US


  • First Hour of the Session, Broadcast LIVE On @UStream and archived there as well…

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4094879

  • Second Hour of the Session, Broadcast LIVE On @UStream and archived there as well…

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4095963


And here we have the video archives from the prior one, on Tuesday 2010 01 12 so that anyone can catch up… want them all? visit us at MediaMentoring.Net for all the proceedings so far – and to stay updated


Hello everyone!

Also: here’s the audio from 2010 01 12’s Session (number two: on Wikis and Communities)

http://sn.im/u437h

http://sn.im/u437n

as well as the video from that same night (Session #2)

http://vimeo.com/8742121

http://vimeo.com/8740625

And the slide deck/pitch (remember, the overview is the same for all sessions; we will only spend a few minutes on it this third time, as we open up the floor to CHOOSE which topics we will be working on that night’s second hour!)

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/1ptXKoqIqkNCU0

Also, here’s something I wrote on the Event page, as to encourage everyone to bring their tools so we can work together and get somethings done every night you attend:

“We would encourage everyone with a Laptop, Notebook, iPhone or Blackberry to come prepared with these tools as this third session will be the most interactive of all so far, given the feedback we’ve received, we’ll not only be sharing the overview, but also the lecture portion of the class to be given at PBSC soon; however, we’d ask the attendees to pick THREE topics of their choice, so that we can focus the second hour on a sample lab situation…

Webcams, Audio Recorders, Video Recorders and other gear, we also hope you can bring those from now on, as to allow YOUR participation to become part of the interaction!…

Stay tuned also as we give out locations to the LIVE UStream and LIVE CinchCast Broadcasts for this evening, so that you can tune in in case you cannot attend personally – or share with your friends, as to allow them to see you AT WORK with these magnificent tools!….”

So for example, check out what we did together on Friday!


http://sn.im/u4383
or
http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125
or
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/testing-webcam1


Via @ExaminerCom: @DowntownGarden’s “What’s up With Social Media” Series: Session Four: Open Agenda, thanks to @PBPost

27 Jan

[FROM OUR EXAMINER ARTICLE…]

….. As some of you know, our Media Mentoring Societies are meant to be “Locally Grown” yet to have a Global Twist; last night’s proceedings at Downtown at the Gardens proved precisely that, as we had a Facebook acquaintance/friend follow us from Madrid… here’s the exchange:

“Francisco Jose Palacio Junior [TWEETED FROM @USTREAM BROADCAST MONITOR/CONTROL PANEL]

“Live from @DowntownGardens: A whole CROWD came tonight! Thanks @PBPost (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/bngA)

Yesterday at 7:04pm via Ustream.TV Custom: loading… ·

View Feedback (2)Hide Feedback (2)

[A FRIEND IN MADRID WATCHED – AND COMMENTED!]

@MMSocieties: 2010 01 19 Session: Part One: Overview and Topic Choosing

“Add me to the 4 viewers!

BTW, still waiting on a good explanation about the difference between twitter and facebook 😛

Maybe due to my lack of attention when I watched this (from office)

Nice job by the way, I enjoyed it :)”

[SO I COMMENTED BACK]

“Whoa!… YOU were watching US? From Madrid!???

[JAW DROPS!]

Really? COOOL!!!!… See More

[DONS TWEED JACKET – WITH ELBOW PATCHES – AND CORDUROYS… PROFESSORIAL LOOK!]

Did you refer to the slides, BTW?

[CLEARS THROAT]

They’re an INTEGRAL part of what we do… ’em slides allow one to dig deeper into the subject…

Which ones?

[GRINS]

The ones on Meetup.Com!

http://MediaMentoring.NET

Go ahead! RSVP and make US go Global!

Seriously… we post EVERYTHING there first… UStream is meant to keep us ‘live’ on the web, but there’s also a cleaner (meaning, on a tripod!) video I shoot that gets loaded to Vimeo; usually also a podcast (yeah, we have been remiss, but you may load the Vimeo vids to your iPod/iPhone, right?)

… once you’ve dug through those, we talk!

(we’ve done FOUR sessions so far, covering different aspects of this Brobdingnagian Pachiderm we dare call “Social Media” … IMHO? I prefer Web 2.0 or 2.9, as in the end, it’s just the evolution of the same old tools… right?)

Anyways, U JUST MADE MY DAY, AMIGO!!! GRACIAS!!!

Paco

P.S:

Also, peek at our new e-Newsletter for more… add yourself to the mailing list and/or shoot me an email so I can send you the future ones (we hope to have enough content for a Weekly)

– Socially Yours Premiere Issue -Web Version

http://snurl.com/201001_cc_sy

Saludos!”
… Which in the end, proves the adage “Act Locally, Think Globally” that’s somehow embedded into many of the interactions we conduct on these ‘Social Media’ forums; as mentioned on the video, sometimes it’s more a matter of the QUALITY of the interactions, the fact that people actually care to look at your content, than the actual AMOUNT of people listed on one’s statistics….

Which videos, you may ask? these!

Session Four at Downtown at The Gardens: Open Agenda, Topics covered across the entire spectrum of Social/New Media issues…

One… via Vimeo

Two…via Vimeo (required for LONG videos!)

And the rest, via @UStream (Bookmark us as we’d be stashing our live broadcasts there EVERY Tuesday until the end of February, at least at this location!)

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

Watch us LIVE Every Tuesday!

#InCaseYouMissedIt: #Shorty Awards: What are they – and how they tighten ur #Tweeps Community

18 Jan

Apropos #Shorty Awards…. Saving these in a safe place, perhaps?


  1. RT? “I nominate @MarkLaymon for #Shorty in #nonprofit because of his untiring work with NewTechCommunity.Com #SMCPBC!” http://bit.ly/shorty 3 minutes ago from TweetDeck
  2. I nominate @cruisesource #Shorty‘s #Travel because they took care of every detail – best trade show, @SoCruise #EVER! http://bit.ly/shorty 9 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  3. I nominate @cruisesource for a Shorty Award in #travel because I wrote this for @MissyWard: http://sn.im/socruiserecap http://bit.ly/shorty 11 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  4. I nominate @cruisesource for #Shorty Award in #Travel because I met @SoCruise‘s Partner @SoFresh‘s @Jakrose! #Gr8Tweep! http://bit.ly/shorty 15 minutes ago from Shorty Awards

  5. I nominate @cruisesource for #Shorty in #Travel because I got to hangout with @YvetteF & @AlexDC – unforgettable ones! http://bit.ly/shorty 16 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  6. I nominate @cruisesource for #Shorty Award in #Travel because of him I met @93Octane, @CouchSurfingOri, @DBirdy, et al! http://bit.ly/shorty 16 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  7. I nominate @cruisesource for a #Shorty Award in #travel because the #Tweetup #BonVoyage was largest #SMCSLF one! http://bit.ly/shorty
  8. I nominate @cruisesource for #Shorty in #travel because I learned a lot in that First #SoCruise – @Papparazos did too! http://bit.ly/shorty 18 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  9. I nominate @cruisesource #Shorty Award #Travel because he’s putting together #2010’s #SoCruise Alumni Reunion! http://bit.ly/shorty 19 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  10. I nominate @TweetDeck for #Shorty in #Apps because otherwise this place would not make sense (nor cents!) at all! #MMS http://bit.ly/shorty 22 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  11. I nominate @MarkLaymon for #Shorty in #nonprofit because of his untiring work with NewTechCommunity.Com – and #SMCPBC! http://bit.ly/shorty 23 minutes ago from Shorty Award
  12. I nominate @FJPalacio for a #Shorty in #Egocentric because he actually fell for this? and voted for himself? Oy Vey! 😉 http://bit.ly/shorty 25 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  13. I nominate @FJPalacio for a Shorty Award in #Humor because… He’s funny, sometimes? http://bit.ly/shorty 26 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  14. I nominate @ergeekgoddess for a Shorty Award in #networking because she keeps #LATISM conversation personable 24/7/365! http://bit.ly/shorty 27 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  15. I nominate @AnaRC for a Shorty Award in #smallbusiness because… [BY NOW I FORGOT; UR APP IS CENSORING ME!] #LATISM http://bit.ly/shorty 38 minutes ago from Shorty Awards
  16. Why #MajorTweep @cruisesource COOL 4 #Shorty in #Travel? ‘Cuz #SoCruise #MajorFactor @Tech_Tonic‘s http://bit.ly/7WZHk2 http://bit.ly/shorty about 1 hour ago from Shorty Awards
  17. I favorited a YouTube video — Downtown’s Got Talent Season 2 – Coming Soon http://youtu.be/QKLBuJ6LHks?a about 1 hour ago from Google
  18. Apropos http://MediaMentoring.Org‘s launch this Quarter FYI to my #LATISM #TOGS, #SoCruise, #SMCPBC Tweeps: http://bit.ly/4Vc4F8 #MMS‘s ‘Go’ about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

@ExaminerCom: #LocalOnLocal Initiative (#MMS & #SMCPBC Members: FYI)

11 Jan

Dear Local Examiner,

Examiner.com is the insider’s guide for everything local, and we are committed to being the single, largest source of locally-relevant content on more topics than any other site on the Web via local people writing locally.

Local on Local. Your subject-matter expertise combined with the passion you hold for your city and community are the cornerstone of what we stand for, and what consumers are learning to expect from us.

We have two important tiers of Examiner content: Our National Examiners, who we continue to value and support, and you, our core contributors of locally-relevant content.

Some Examiners have been vocal about the lack of incentives for writing on the local level, and we’ve noticed many slip and write topical content without local relevance. To help, we are introducing a new program to reward effective locally relevant, quality content.

And, we’re making this as easy as possible: All Local Examiners are eligible to participate in the new Local on Local Examiner Incentives program.

To qualify for incentives, you must follow four simple rules of the road:

1) Topical
Articles are written in a manner that is knowledgeable about their assigned subject matter, and provide useful, relevant information to readers who might share a passion about it.

2) Local
If it’s not locally relevant, it’s not a local article. The combination of your topic and your city is the most important aspect of your Examiner contributions.

3) Length
Articles should be 200-400 words on average, and no less than 150 words. Use Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? as a guide.

4) Credibility
Use external sources whenever appropriate; quote and reference them when you do.  Tip: Build real relationships within the community to use as ongoing source material – their credibility will build and strengthen yours.

On January 24, 2010, we will launch the Local on Local Examiner Incentives program.

Effective immediately, we will evaluate content published by Local Examiners to ensure it meets the rules of the road. After January 23, articles that do meet the guidelines will be paid a flat fee per article in addition to the normal performance-based incentives.  After January 23, content from Local Examiners which does not meet the rules of the road will not be eligible for participation, and will be subject to removal from the site.

More information will be released over the next two weeks. In the meantime, all Local Examiners should use the rules of the road as their guide whenever they write an article.

We are very excited about this added benefit, and are excited for you to join us in this extremely important initiative.

Warm regards,

Suzie Austin
SVP, Content & Marketing
Examiner.com
saustin@examiner.com

#InCaseYouMissedIt: @ExaminerCom: #SoCruise’s @GregCangialosi, CEO, Blue Sky Factory – on #GoogleWave and Social Media

29 Dec

These were originally posted in my blog as a set of notes on the sessions occurring at the maiden #SoCruise /@SoCruise voyage; and now here on Examiner.Com as a series on the value these events bring to marketers and individuals who are venturing into this nascent industry.

GregCangialosi is the CEO of Blue Sky Factory, a leading provider of email services, and as such, his keynote titled The Future of Connectivity encompassed a series of thoughts about different communication mediums- and how they become most relevant as we move forward; Greg then illustrated it with the current controversy surrounding the Beta Launch of GoogleWave which for many does not even make sense at all, but according to Greg contains “big implications that people miss out”

These kind of statements come from having “a passion that develops from how business communicate out” as he remarked and ellaborated on previous comments made by Chris Brogan apropos “you live and die by your database” and Lyell Petersen about Twitter remarking “this means you could end up with nothing.”

Cangialosis sees Email “as the glue” yet his company is always thinking about the new tools for business: prospects, current customers, the media, “whatever the audience may be”

His company’s been thinking about how businesses communicate during this whole shift from an organization turning into a publishing organization: where content/engagement marketing as the barriers to entry have been lowered to the point where “you have a webcam and you’re a content producer!” So how do we business people think about them in an integrated fashion is key also to when we think about the future: “A GoogleWave invite, It’s an interesting concept that it’s going to change the way we communicate: And the core piece lies the fact that behind all of this Google has published it as an open standard/protocol for the web (Open Source)

Greg’s intimate knowledge of the current SMTP standard which is in his view “laden with all sorts of issues and the implications for integration are there; so it’s necessary to know enough to be dangerous to one’s current email strategies.”

He concluded by stating that in a few short years, “companies are going to run their own wave servers: in other words, they will follow the mantra of integrate, integrate!” and if needed businesses will also take advantage to combine these google wave servers – all without the issues of current SMTP e-mail.

You can hear the entire audio transcript on my blog

#SoFresh – Tampa

Apropos the above interaction with key social/new media marketers there is an upcoming Social Fresh conference coming to Tampa on February 8, 2010

Social Fresh flagship events will have on average 30-35 speakers split between two rooms of content, stand alone featured speakers and panels. Check out http://socialfresh.com/speakers for a look at all past SoFresh speakers.

See the #SoCruise Album at my PhotoShelter Website

See the #SoCruise Album at my PhotoShelter Website

#Examiner (@ExaminerCom) My Landing Site/Page… and FIRST Article!

14 Dec

Well, seems like I’m getting somewhere this month, as some said, may have been the ablutions off the Yucatan Peninsula, the training fortwith, or just the fact that ‘nothing but net’ works offlines as well as online…

… anyway, here’s my FIRST ever “Examiner.Com” article, as the Social Media Examiner for Palm Beach County… stop by and say hi! enjoy! (and yeah, I pulled some of this from earlier entries, you’re not seeing double!… and yeah, it’s all ‘ bout the #Twitter!)

A New Gig!

A New Gig!

“First, one should ONLY consider using it when one would actually like or enjoy having the WHOLE world know and watch about all the minutiae that comes along with ‘something’ that anyone may have a proclivity towards speaking – or in this case, writing – about; be it an opinion, a product, or in many cases one’s existing website, blog or product, as its preeminence stems from its ability to quickly amplify most every thought that’s put out there, as the community picks it up and quickly shares it with its members…” (Examiner.Com, 2009)

Apropos, here’s the ‘video’ illustration as well



#InCaseYouMissedIt: @ExaminerCom: #SoFresh Tampa: February 8th, Calling All Local Social Media Pros & Marketers

8 Jan

This note was originally posted on Examiner.Com

This is a quick post based on a Facebook Event created this morning to invite/rally Locals to attend the closest iteration of the Social Fresh Event in Tampa… based on earlier articles posted here, I’m sure y’all can see the value in terms of Networking, Learning and Face-to-Face interaction with those pushing the envelope in the industry…
First I tweeted out the event…
  • Via #FB: http://bit.ly/5wP71Y for #SoFla Locals (I.e. #SMCSFL, #SMCPBC and #MMS Tweeps) attend @SoFresh Tampa 02/08/10 (Either Carpool/Bus?)
And the event page on Facebook actually reads.

Hola!

Are you heading to Tampa for #SoFresh on February 8th?

We are trying to rally a few locals here in SoFla to see if we can either carpool, or better yet, hire a bus to take us back and forth, ought to be more affordable than staying there overnight; hafta leverage the proximity, right?

Don’t know what SoFresh is? Cruise was a BLAST, and this ought to be too!

** Social Fresh Website at: http://socialfresh.com/tampa/

**When?

Monday, February 8th, 2010

7am to 6:30pm +/- Happy Hour

**Where?

Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore

4500 West Cypress Street

Tampa, FL 33607

Tel: 1-813-879-4800

Fax: 1-813-873-1832

** Social Fresh Tampa Speakers

Social Fresh flagship events will have on average 30-35 speakers split between two rooms of content, stand alone featured speakers and panels. The below list is just the start of who will be joining us in Tampa.

Check out http://socialfresh.com/speakers for a look at all past SoFresh speakers.

So I hope this is a good, advance notice, a sort of “New Year’s Resolution” for those working in the field…
Saludos!

Want to review the whole event? sure! here’s the stash at my blog