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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)

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[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!

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#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

#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



Constructively Speaking… a nice thread on Social Media Certifications (via @UnMarketing)

8 Dec

Apropos this tweet…

#Corrected: @unmarketing “… Future of Social Media Certifications” @TheBrandBuilder http://bit.ly/7iztwX #MustRead anyways #FaveTopic ^SM 26 minutes ago from UberTwitter

I jumped into the thread comment to vent out a couple of thoughts…

Stalling at the Gate?

Stalling at the Gate?

Here..

(Thanks to Scott for Tweeting about this… even if it was about a typo!… seems like a Pow-Wow by now!)

If I may?

One, I took the time (and even took out a Student Loan) to get my MCP/MCSA certifications… and spend a year at New Horizons, learning HALF of what I did not know (which we usually DON’T KNOW, right?) about the whole Microsoft environment… got a few sneers from some peers, but I’m sure that the GE HR DB also got enough hits out of my resume to help me land my last job… are they valuable? I don’t think that’s in doubt, but I just wanted to remind myself (and whoever read this) that along with Microsoft’s, a peek at the Test Taking site (Thompson-Prometric) allowed one to see that a whole industry was sitting on those servers…

Two, as to certifying bodies and standards: I am a certified PADI Divemaster… why? ‘cuz I follow the PADI standards… and again, SAME scenarios (of plain subjectivity, a human frailty we all seem to be afflicted with – and which also allows for varied offerings to compete in an open market, as Ruth pointed out earlier) where we’d have “pissing contests” between the old salts who thought that PADI was ‘bad’ because of a few feet, a few atmospheres, and whatever other differences they could find, just to validate that ‘theirs’ (meaning such other bodies like NAUI, SSI, etc) was ‘better’…

This being a blog about brands, I can easily foresee a combination of what y’all are talking about, and a future mature industry where different ‘venues’ are offered, as in the end, just as I mentioned earlier, these kind of discussions are sure to ‘chum up the waters’ and bring in the apex predators… the ones with the cash and the stamina to aggregate and catalyze these divergent dialectics into a marketable product that allows, much like y’all have posted, for individuals to “highlight” their abilities (not that they prove anything, yes, as I’ve also seen ‘certified’ IT pros whose personal proclivities left for a lot of room for doubt as to their professionalism) and for companies to ‘segregate’ those whose desire for continuing education (that old process of learning AND unlearning that keeps some of us afloat in these raging labor markets) at least validates their desire to find a way to make it, whether by mere training attendance, or by coagulating what they ‘knew’ from first hand experience, into yet another piece of paper on the proverbial bragger wall.

Greed and other base values will take care of the rest, as this nascent industry matures and gains the recognition it deserves from those we so desperately try to evangelize as to its existence.

A Lifelong Learner – and Unlearner

#InCaseYouMissedIt #ReadingList: The Art Of Speed Reading People (Barron-Tieger, 1998)

8 Dec

From a GREAT book on People… “The Art of Speed Reading People”… Found these excerpts online at ENotAlone.Com

“Before you begin an introduction to Personality Type, it might be helpful for you to know a bit about its history. The basic ideas behind Type are not new. In fact, they were first written about by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung more than seventy years ago.

But it was two American women, Katharine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Myers, who were really responsible for building on, including developing the fourth type dimension, and making these ideas useful in practical ways to so many people.

One of Isabel’s major contributions to our understanding of human behavior was the development of a psychological instrument that reliably identifies sixteen distinctly different types.

She named this the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®, and over the past several years, millions of people around the world have been introduced to the benefits of knowing about Personality Type through the MBTI®, It is routinely used in business to help managers motivate employees, develop more-productive work teams, and enhance communication.

It is also heavily used by counselors and therapists to help individuals, couples, and families understand and communicate better with each other.

Hundreds of thousands of people have found Personality Type invaluable in helping them make satisfying career choices. And these are only some of its many applications” (Barron-Tieger, 1998)

  • (and funny enough, look what I found to illustrate? the one and only @ChrisBrogan!)

#Twitter Wanted some #Feedback on THAT #Retweet Feat? … Sez I “Haz/Haz Not…”

20 Nov

Might as well blame it on my proclivity towards recycling that stuff “sitting” on my clipboard, SPECIALLY once it’s gone past a third paragraph…

[CHUCKLES]

... The Fun of Micro-Bloggin'... yeah?

... The Fun of Micro-Bloggin'... yeah?

Anyway, Twitter wanted ME to say something about their “new” RT feat… want to hear it?

[PASTES UP!]

“Kinda cool, as it ‘preserves’ the original Tweet, one, and second, it allows for bypassing of Third-Party apps, as was the case in the past your web API/interface.

That said, I am one that likes to “Tweak” those retweets, manually, either as a “response” or to “enhance” them with additional hashtags, comments, or other items; that is now lost, and once again, you have the Third Party apps winning hands down in terms of functionality.

Maybe I’m missing the point, but you DID ask for feedback.

Authentically yours,”

@theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#LiveTwitteringSession)

28 Oct
... FIRING AWAY!

... FIRING AWAY!

  1. (#HowToAvoidHashTagsFromCreating?UseParenthesesForMereTypographic’Effect’)(#ThingsIFoundOutWhilstLiveTwitteringToday) thinkin’ @GuyKawasaki12 minutes ago from web
  2. “CHECK OUT OUR FAVORITE PAGES at http://bit.ly/W68D9” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#RoleModelsOfSMBsLeveragingFB)13 minutes ago from web
  3. {WE SEE A NICE POPULATED AD INSIGHTS PAGE] Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#AnalyticsFinallyComeOfAge-WhereElse?)17 minutes ago from web
  4. “MAXIMIZE your AD expenses! MONITOR and convert VIA SOCIAL ACTIONS” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#ListenAndLove)18 minutes ago from web
  5. “Now you are able to ‘NANO- and ‘HYPER – TARGET YOUR AUDIENCE!” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#CreatingTheLingo!)19 minutes ago from web
  6. “MOST ADVANCED DEMOGRAPHIC AND KEYWORD-DRIVEN AD PLATFORM” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#DeathOfOldMediaIndeed!)24 minutes ago from web
  7. “Michael Jackson (NOT POTUS!) has the MOST FANS in an #FB Page” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (Lost again! GRRRR!)24 minutes ago from web
  8. “WORRY LESS about developing APPLICATIONS and more about GOOD conversation” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#Monetize!)25 minutes ago from web
  9. “FUN and ENGAGING” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#FinallyICanMonetizeMySenseOfHumor #MissionInLife #ClassClownsUnite!27 minutes ago from web
  10. “GIVE fans REASONS to post on YOUR page!” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#ListenANDLove) (FYI @WarrentWhitlock)28 minutes ago from web
  11. “USE UPDATES TO ELLICIT responses… use CREATIVE content” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (#FeelingVindicatedRightNow)29 minutes ago from web
  12. “Follow the DND Rule… DO NOT DELETE! RESPOND instead – except for VULGARITY ” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (Yeah)34 minutes ago from web
  13. “The BEAUTIFUL BOXES Tab… Make it DEFAULT!” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (Me? thought I was the only ONE saw it so)35 minutes ago from web
  14. “IF you’re REALLY engaging? ALLOW fans to POST to your WALL” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (Me? Why go #HERMIT-MODE?)37 minutes ago from web
  15. “A #FB Page will EVENTUALLY replace a business’s WEBSITE” Says @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (Me? COULD not agree more!)38 minutes ago from web
  16. “A #FB Public (Business) Profile now really acts as a MICRO-SITE for your biz” @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (Me? MACRO-!)39 minutes ago from web
  17. So POTUS was the answer to “The Living Person w/ Most Twitter Followers” @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u (FYI @KareAnderson)about 1 hour ago from web
  18. is it? living person? ASHTON KUTCHER? (via > @theKbuzz #kbuzz #TheFaceLift http://thk.bz/1u)about 1 hour ago from web
  19. @theKbuzz GOING ON RIGHT NOW! #Free #kbuzz #Webinar on #Facebook #Fan #Pages for #SmallBiz http://thk.bz/1u #TheFaceLiftabout 1 hour ago from web in reply to theKbuzz
  20. @TheKBuzzabout 1 hour ago from web