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Twitter list Wordle

11.12.2009

This Wordle was created from the names of the Twitter lists I’m on, following a suggestion by Jay Baer, and using the Twitter List Converter. Image from http://www.wordle.net/

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Developing your social media muscle

09.23.2009

I wrote a lot of poetry in college. (Don’t worry, that was pre-web so I have no links to subject you to). When I was doing it regularly, thoughts would come to me in poetic terms, or a snippet of conversation would spur an idea. The more I wrote, the more that happened. My love […]

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Twitterary aspirations

09.12.2009

This morning The Mrs and I took The Boy to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (as I was required to write it when I was a reporter) for the North Carolina Literary Festival. The two of them went to listen to children’s book authors and I went to a […]

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I'm feeling a little too connected

09.03.2009

Six months or so ago I created a FriendFeed account, because lots of people were saying it was better than Twitter. I set it up to pull in all my accounts, including my Netflix queue (why?), then pretty much left it alone. Earlier this week I set up a Posterous account, linked it to all […]

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Five steps for getting started on Twitter

08.21.2009

I got a lot of positive comments on my Four Step Plan for Getting Started in Social Media. It reminded me that people are at all different levels of knowledge and interest in social media. When you spend all day thinking about it and using it, it’s easy to forget that lots of people still […]

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Is social media the new CB radio? 10-4 and negatory.

05.31.2009

When I was 11 years old in 1976, I wanted nothing more than a CB radio. The song “Convoy” had come out and everybody was talking about them. I was sure a CB radio was the coolest thing in the world. By wheedling and cajoling and combining Christmas and birthday presents I managed to get […]

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What three days with a netbook have taught me about Twitter

05.17.2009

Don’t bother spending a lot of time and effort on a cool Twitter background. People viewing via a netbook or mobile device either can’t see it, or it’s compressed. If you’re going to make one, look at the design on a small monitor to see what actually shows up. And don’t forget your profile info […]

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SAS Global Forum showcases the value of social media for events

04.16.2009

Originally published on Conversations & Connections, my SAS social media blog I’ve been back from our annual user conference, SAS Global Forum, for three weeks but I’m still amazed at what I saw. Even in this economy more than 3,300 dedicated SAS users came together to learn from each other. It was my first time […]

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Hard candy shell not as hard as you might think

03.04.2009

Originally published on Conversations & Connections, my SAS social media blog So Skittles threw in the towel. They didn’t have the stomach for profanities and racial slurs showing up on their “homepage,” which they had given over to a Twitter search page showing real-time results for “Skittles.” When I wrote about this yesterday, I was […]

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Six reasons I didn't follow you back on Twitter

02.10.2009

Originally published on Conversations & Connections, my SAS social media blog I’m certainly not the first person to give reasons why I choose not to follow people on Twitter, but there are a few Twitter habits (twabits?) that particularly annoy (twannoy?) me, in addition to the habit of making up new words by tacking a […]

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