Tag Archive: Social Media


NURPH for Twitter: Chat Like A Twegend

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For those of you that wonder just how to juggle all of your social media tools and still be able to function as a human being, participate in your paying job, complete your schoolwork, and still have some time for your family, check out the following infographic. The infographic describes a day in the life of a Social Media Manager. Granted, the Social Media Manager is getting paid to blog, tweet, share, etc., and you probably are not. So here is my proposal. Continue reading

Light It Up Blue: World Autism Day

Autism affects 1: 100 children born in the US today.   Autism Speaks is asking the autism community to help bring awareness to autism using the power of online media.

On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2.

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Social Media Starfish

For those not familiar with the rapidly evolving realm of social media it can be difficult to get a “big picture” perspective.     Robert Scoble developed a  “starfish” map of the social media world that may help to better grasp social media.  The Social Media Starfish illustrates the different channels that people are using to interact on the web.  Previously with Microsoft, Robert Scoble is one of the world’s leading evangelists of all things digital.  He is perhaps best known as a blogger: millions around the world read it every day.  Inspired by Brafman and Beckstrom’s “The Starfish and the Spider,” Scoble emphasizes the online media ecosystem’s decentralized and interconnected nature.Social Media Starfish

Clay Shirky: How Social Media Can Make History


Gladwell doesn’t like this.  Can someone find video of him saying so???

Clay Shirkey on Facebook and Twitter as tools of change: In an interview with WSJ’s Alan Murray, social media expert Clay Shirky discusses the effect of Facebook, Twitter and other social media in the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and what it could mean for the Middle East at large.

The events in Cairo, Egypt are not the first time that social media use has produced tangible effects.  However, I don’t recall people going to such lengths to remain connected to the world beyond their borders.  One broadcast included reports of people faxing messages to London and elsewhere so their comments could be Tweeted and posted to FB during the government imposed internet blackout.  This episode should also serve to remind us that even as technology advances, there may always exist a need to support such advances with  the precursors on which they were conceived.

Sidebar: I am also somewhat intrigued by the relative ubiquity of the phrase “Game Over” in the Egyptian protest movement.  There are many ways to say the jig is up.  Is it coincidence that they chose the one that is associated with gaming?  Perhaps there is more to Ms. McGonigal’s message then some people would be willing to concede.