Tag Archives: Social Networks

#Facebook Talks: A Thought on #Social/#New #Media – And #Graduating in 2010 (#MMS)

27 Feb

Someone just recently asked me about LinkedIN and their graduation; a conversation ensued in FB Mail, so I took this looooong answer and created a blog post; also helps me showcase the rationales to a few other friends who think the water it’s too cold, deep, or otherwise murky to ‘dive in’…

[SPLASHES INTO A CANNONBALL!]

@ [OLD FBF!]

“Love reading the stuff you post!” (OLD FBF, 2010)

[SIDE SMILE… PUZZLED LOOK]

Really? then I’d make you my ONE reader!

[CHUCKLES… GUFFAWS]

Seriously; it’s sometimes a weird feeling when the ‘interacting’ stops, I know it was more profuse in the past because of specifics such as the election, the length of this recession (which by now has all worn us down to a nub!) and other topics.

Now I think most of the talk happens in FarmVille land, and that little time is available to talk; also, content has exponentially been ‘induced’ into Facebook, so the amounts are just overwhelming…

… and for someone about to graduate, I think time for you is like the most precious commodity, ain’t it?

[SNICKERS… SIGHS…]

Anyway… yeah, y’all 2010 Grads will be facing a HISTORICALLY sucky market; the good news?

Y’all are also the MOST talented ‘generation’ of grads to come out; many ascribe it to the fact that you’re ‘digitally enabled’

IMHO?

Just got a note from a Toastmasters in Dubai.

Go Global.
Expose Yourself
Curate these Sites as though your life depended on IT!
LinkedIN? PAY for the upgrade, and make it a point of getting PAST those 500+ connections in a minute; there, it’s obvious why you’re asking, so be courteous, yet assertive
Here? Create a Professional FB ‘Fan’ Page; make it ‘sound’ like your LinkedIN Profile (100% Business)
Use Networked Blogs to add some cool RSS’ing to it; creates a REASON to fan it; and for some of us, a reason to @Mention, Share and interact with YOUR Fan Page here in FB
…. and last but NOT least?

Dude… get on TWITTER!!!!

ASAP!

That’s where a LOT of people are getting their “Ticker Tape” fix… remember Homer Adams watching it intently?

That’s my best analogy for it; it’s fresh, breaking, and above all, relevant information.

Me?

Check out the info tab, there’s a handful of ID’s, pick at least:

@MMSocieties
@FJPalacio

The others are ‘convo’ -specific (i.e. Oralisimo = #LATISM; Papparazzos = #TOGS, etc)

AND LEARN THE LINGO!

Want more?

Sign up for our Meetup.Com place, I post all the vids, and most relevant of all, that’s the only place to get our ‘Slides’.

http://MediaMentoring.Net.

Okidoki, hope this helps – and answers! some more questions, Mr. Graduate

F.

P.S: Coffee? SURE!… the whole point of FBF’s is that eventually we DO get to meet them FTF!…

[CACKLES!]

O Tempora, O Mores!

Ci vedeamo!

[HUMS HAPPILY… THINKS TO HIMSELF: “I have a reader! at least ONE reader out there!… yay!”]

(;OD)~

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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

Via @ExaminerCom: #BREAKING LOCAL NEWS!… Downtown’s Got Talent, Winner of the Kickoff Session, Friday 01/15/10!

17 Jan

(As posted on @ExaminerCom Today… Here’s for my Facebook Notes to be Updated)

…. here’s a FULL Video selection of EVERYONE who came and participated! Come and VOTE for your Favorites, too!


Watch Friday’s (01/15/10) performances and comment to vote for your “Facebook Fan Favorite” Contest…

http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125

…. Winner to be announced on 01/22/10!


Downtown’s Got Talent

Season Two Opener

20100115

FYI:

These are the OFFICIAL videos that ALL our FACEBOOK FANS are to use to cast THEIR VOTE online.

Where? Here! http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125

Their comments THERE (on the Event Page’s Videos) will be tallied starting this afternoon (Saturday, 01/16/010) and the winner of the “Facebook Fan Favorite” Vote will be announced next Friday!

Only one vote per fan; that said, feel free to comment as much as you’d like, interact and discuss performances with other fans, and most relevant of all, BRING YOUR FRIENDS to the conversations!

Enjoy!

[NOT HERE ON WORDPRESS.COM, AS THEY WANT ME TO PAY FOR THE EMBED FUNCTIONALITY… SORRY!… GOOGLE’S GIVING IT AWAY!]


Check out the Facebook Videos on The Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=269534585125


The search is back on for the next star. Step into the spotlight and show us what you’ve got. Enjoy weekly performances as the area’s top aspiring singers, dancers, and performers compete for cash and prizes. Don’t miss what everyone is talking about….all ages welcome!

Enter for your chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes!

Application to be found at:

http://www.downtownatthegardens.com/events-talent-form.asp

*** Follow us on Twitter: @DowntownGardens and get to hear the conversation via #Hashtags: #DowntownGardens and #DowntownTalent ***

*** Also: Watch LIVE on @UStream at:

#DowntownGarden’s TALENT Season Two!!!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/testing-webcam1

Downtown’s Got Talent Season Two – LIVE BROADCAST!

RT and share via TweetVite: http://Twvt.US/DowntownTalent

@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: #SeenOnAWallNearYou Series: On #Tone, #Courtesy, #CommonSense – and #Google Searches as responses

10 Jan

  • Cristinella Bella
    Has anyone else ever tried to initiate conversation with someone only to be
    met by the answer: Google it. Seriously, If someone responds that way,
    is it an insult, cause I kind of feel insulted.

Credit: https://i2.wp.com/images4.pocket-lint.com/images/qMTt/google-doodle-wallace-gromit-birthday-0.jpg

Socially Interacting - with People, PEEEEOPLE!!! Puhleeze!... where are your manners!

Yesterday at 3:19pm · Comment

You like this.
Francisco Jose Palacio

Francisco Jose Palacio

Hmmmm…Yes and no; thing is, it’s a tab away!

Sometimes
we post stuff, that may be obscure (yeah, guilty as charged) and
sometimes it feels that sometimes not everyone is aware of how much
BETTER a conversation would be if the research was done before hand……

… not that it’s NOT rude, but perhaps a new way of communicating in these ‘halls’, so to speak?

Candidly

A Google-ator
Searching for Conversation since The Remotest Past

Yesterday at 3:25pm ·
Cristinella Bella

Cristinella Bella

Understandable,
but if the question is made so as to elicit a person’s personal
opinion, the subject matter of which you are both personably
knowledgeable, the person being asked the question is being rude if
they tell you to google it.Or maybe the person isn’t as knowledgable as you thought they were.

Yesterday at 3:29pm
Francisco Jose Palacio

Francisco Jose Palacio

@ CBDefinitely; and as many say, the problem with CMAC-driven communication, is the lack of ‘tone’

And
yeah, some of us may be acting rudely dissmissive; yet, for example,
there’s a bunch of my friends, that for example, keep buggin’ me about
translatin’ what I do here in THEIR language; others, bug me about them
being sometimes in three or more languages…

So if I tell them to go to Google Translate more than once, am I being rude?

See the dilemma?

And
again, as I said earlier: it’s a tab away; I for one, if the synopsis
that is attached to the posting is not enough, given time – and
resources; i.e. sometimes Googling on a phone is painstaking – I will
Google before asking; others? I’ll be on the receiving end, with the
interlocutor on the other end glaring at me, as though we all had the
time, disposition and context to understand everythin’ they’re postin’!

So I think it’s a matter of common sense and courtesy, perhaps? specially when we’re ALL ‘tone-deaf’ in this place?

Credit: https://i2.wp.com/www.babyhearing.org/images/HearingAmp/Choices/hearing_aid.jpg

Tone deafness? May want to review your manners, too!

[ADJUSTS THE PROVERBIAL HEARING AID]

Si?

Ci vedeamo!

[GRINS]

P.S:
BTW, would it be Ok. if I edited this exchange (and what I hope is to
follow) on my blog? it’s precisely centered on the challenges of
computer-mediated communications… Let me know!

Again, salute!

Yesterday at 4:02pm ·
Francisco Jose Palacio

Francisco Jose Palacio

Short version?”there are NO stupid questions” ~ Anonymous!

[WINK’N’GRIN]

Yesterday at 4:03pm ·
Cristinella Bella

Cristinella Bella

Sure,
just send me a link to the blog so I can enjoy reading the fruits of a
conversation. If I could read the entry first, post-editing just so my
perspective is kept in context, if included in anyway, that would be
grand.What does CMAC stand for?

I do wonder tho, for as
many people that ask you to simply translate what you are posting, how
many people on facebook and/or other applications are intuitive enough
to understand what you are doing and ask questions that cause you to
stop and reflect upon some questions in a way that google cannot answer?…

Also,
I must comment on the content that results from a google search. For
instance, I recently google’d The SanRemo Music Festival. I did this
search despite knowing full well that my friend, here on facebook,
Franco Corso, could provide me with firsthand information that would be
exactly the kind of answers I was looking for about SanRemo.

At
the risk of putting myself in a vulnerable position in which my
feelings may have gotten hurt by his lack of response, I googled, and,
of course, the first result was Wikipedia.

There are a lot of
people who have junked up Wikipedia. So, if a person tells me to google
a question, are they purposefully leading me towards false information?

Yesterday at 4:14pm
Cristinella Bella

Cristinella Bella

I know there are no stupid questions, except for the questions that are asked in attempt to make a person look stupid.As I grow older and realize the more I learn the less I know, I am
getting better at giving stupid responses to those kinds of questions.

Yesterday at 4:17pm
Francisco Jose Palacio

Francisco Jose Palacio

@CBEdits?

Credit: https://i2.wp.com/www.mikeharding.co.uk/other/banjo.jpg

... And yeah, sometimes it's worth to go 'head over heels' for the sake of keeping people engaged in your 'performance'

Not really; once I get permission, as the Clipboardist that I am, I merely move these -as-is/verbatim- over to the blog….


Hence
no need to worry about revisions; it’s as fresh as it was here – and we
‘preserve’ these good conversations, as I understand these are one of
the few items that FB actually ‘shreds’ (I mean, how far back can we go
on the wall? have not checked lately, but a few iterations ago, it was
about 60 to 45 days at the most; hence the start of the series, yadda,
yadda, yadda)That said, your last two entries are 100%
copacetic with the entirety of the thread, and yes, illustrate the
‘Fuzzy Logic” that accompanies live in the Cloud Computing.

CMAC?

Check
this FB Group out; I’ve been researching it for a few years, and have
made it the foundation of the business I recently started.

Most of the links are either academic (proven sources/whitepapers/research papers) or when they come out on e-zines or magazines, I’ve tried to keep them as ‘valid’ as any.

http://groups.to/CMAC

… Grazie!… I will come back and preserve this thread in a bit, hafta complete some event coverage from last night.

Ciao!

2 hours ago ·
Francisco Jose Palacio

Francisco Jose Palacio

@ CBHere’s one of the latest ones, on FB, so you can check out the ‘format’ as well

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=261260335358See More

I also ‘tagged’ you so you could find it – and tie the note onto the tread, perhaps?

2 hours ago ·
Cristinella Bella

Cristinella Bella

Cool. You have my permission
55 minutes ago
Francisco Jose Palacio

Francisco Jose Palacio

[THUMBS UP!][COOOOOOOPIES… PAAAAASTES…. DONE!]

8 minutes ago ·