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Congratulations on your #FF, James!! Looking forward to getting to know you better!
1 hour, 39 minutes ago on #FollowFriday: James Halloran
@lizreusswig @RebeccaTodd I wish I had more time to hang out here in this space and discuss but work calls. The history was definitely interesting to know! And I find I use emoticons a lot more on Instagram than FB or Twitter. I hesitated at first but sometimes they add just the right touch (for my learning style anyway!!). Great discussion ladies!
19 hours, 24 minutes ago on An Emotional Case for Emoticons
Great post, Erika (via Ken!). I agree ... a friend of mine once said he loved traveling to places where he didn't know the language because it was such an adventure to figure out how to survive. Although I "get" why that was an adventure to him and admire his ability to deal with that, I also know that for me, it is important to know some of the language and customs, partially for survival reasons and partially out of respect. // And you correlate the travel experiences well with social media. Good luck in your future!
1 day, 2 hours ago on Being Culturally Social
@NancyDavis You sound like a survivor! Thank you for what you shared. And thank you, too @belllindsay for sharing your 10 things. I agree that knowing a person more deeply makes it much less likely to take shallow actions on social media. I recently had a dear dear friend say "I've stopped following you on Facebook because ... it's not you ... but I see your workouts and I feel like a reclusive sloth. (back to me...) I can tell you all, people of Spin Sucks, my intent with social media is never ever to make someone feel inferior (and she owned that it is her issue, not me but still the idea that I could alienate someone so close gave me pause....). Thank you again Lindsay for a courageous post that should make us all think before posting or meme-ing.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
@LauraPetrolino Here's a link: http://gawande.com/the-checklist-manifesto and yes I'd love to share my experiences sometime!
1 week, 1 day ago on Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses
Don't know if I can come up with four, but your six are insightful! One I would share has to do with the extremely squishy and non rigid boundaries between what is work and what is personal when it comes to social media usage. I used to be shocked if I happened to be home sick or something and would see a coworker who I knew was at work post to Facebook. My view on that has relaxed a lot but ... I still saw a coworker terminated this year based on what she posted on Facebook (about her side business and how hard she was working on it) when SHE was ostensibly home sick (which is a whole different thing but ...). I'm gonna leave it at just the one (which sort of turned into two) now! Gotta get back to work of course. :-)
1 week, 1 day ago on Six Digital Media and PR Lessons From 2013
@LauraPetrolino (but seriously........) I love this and having been involved in contact centers for a long time I saw the challenge of keeping the callers "human" and "unique" in the eyes of the representatives. // One other sort of medical related story -- I don't know if you've read The Checklist Manifesto or not -- but one thing they did is make every person on a surgery team introduce themselves to one another. The outcome showed that just knowing the NAMES of your teammates made a difference in positive surgical outcomes. Imagine if they had seen pictures of the patients non-anesthetized -- would have also put a face on the procedure. Great points made here! :-)
@LauraPetrolino To recap, the important point of this post is that you will win the November Jawbone activity tracker contest, right? Thought so.
@RobBiesenbach @ginidietrich a description which makes us all the more curious to see it .... :-)
1 week, 2 days ago on The 82 Things I Love
@sydcon_mktg I agree!! I so enjoyed this little glimpse into what makes you "you" (and I LOVE (but don't own) shirts with thumbholes!!!!!! so brilliant!!!!!!). :-)
@Digital_DRK ditto. Or I guess I'm an "outie" "newbie" because I'm not in the field but I am glad to know these terms, have learned from reading the comments, and believe that the info I get here makes me a better (more well informed) client of my org's agency.
1 week, 3 days ago on PR Firm Accused of Wikipedia Sockpuppetry
@belllindsay @biggreenpen LOL nor have I!
1 week, 4 days ago on The Three Things, Edition 57
(trying to reply before 2nd cup of coffee, here goes!) A) I loved this line from the piece Howie shared: "In a free society, the price for printing uncomfortable truths should not be parliamentary and criminal inquisition" AGREE. B) I think the football (or, to be more precise, the manliness) piece brought up some excellent points C) where to begin on the bitchy/women one? All of these are kind of side notes but ...... it made me think of friends I have who are extraordinarily pretty and how they often felt that people don't see past that --- to see their intellect or other fantastic qualities. I also think (judging by my teenage daughter's experience with cyber bullying that especially for younger females, social media adds a whole new dimension ....... it's not the conservative or liberal walking into a room --- it's a message not given face to face, with the potential to be spread exponentially, that can destroy/misrepresent/hurt.
My contribution: http://www.letsrun.com/2013/11/time-life/
1 week, 5 days ago on The Three Things, Edition 57
@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen @ginidietrich Thank you Laura - that day definitely could have used a kick in the PetroPatootie :-)
1 week, 5 days ago on Gin and Topics: Crazy Car Crash and Video Games
@ginidietrich The day behaved itself in a very despotic and rigid way (sigh). There just weren't any opportunities to take fun social media breaks. Hence the one video instead of five (but I have seen the car crash one before). Hopefully the upcoming days will be kinder!
Okee dokee - I know we talked about this (somehow) on Facebook but since that has gone AWOL, here are my results: Visual: 3 Aural: 2 Read/Write: 8 Kinesthetic: 3 I remember a teacher in middle school saying we had to do a timeline of a certain period of time, so I MADE a timeline.....one that wound around the classroom. Imagine my surprise when almost everyone else typed/wrote it out on a piece of paper. // And my thing about emoticons is I enjoy them. Especially on Instagram. But I can totally understand how your brain is working about them. And now I am trying to refrain from using them with you. If you ever need an explanation of one of my emoticons, don't hesitate to ask. // And this is a TOTALLY different topic that I should save for a different day, but I am faceblind (i.e., my ability to recognize faces is very impaired. This creates a whole different layer of how the visual functions in my life ..... and leads to some interesting and mystifying social experiences sometimes!
1 week, 6 days ago on Learning Styles: What Emoticons Can Teach Us
Darn it my day still is conspiring AGAINST me hanging out with the crazies. Therefore, I chose ONE video and even got interrupted watching it but Thanksgivukkah is easier to enjoy than to spell. Hilarious! :-)
1 week, 6 days ago on Gin and Topics: Crazy Car Crash and Video Games
@RebeccaTodd @belllindsay AHH I so want to engage in this convo but work calls. I could swear I took the VARK that day we were all chatting on FB about this but can't find it. I think it screamed visual. Great discussion though - hope I can come back to it, time permitting.
@Howie Goldfarb @jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich Howie, how on earth did you do this top 10 without squirrel eradication duties? #slipping
1 week, 6 days ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager
Yay to all of this! Congrats @jasonkonopinski !!
2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager