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Over the years, social media has challenged, amused, embarrassed, inspired and enlightened me. In no particular order (but numbered, so I can call it a "top-10" list) here are some of my favorite moments:
Interacting with people on their terms isn’t pandering. You don’t have to become some sort of social chameleon. This is really just another example of the subtle mirroring that makes so many aspects of life easier (and more successful).
You don’t have to carpool to soccer practice with employee #2 of the next big thing to get, and stay, on the cutting edge of what’s possible. It just takes a little more work.
Social media represents a new kind of Democracy--one in which we vote not by ballot, but by with our effort.
Some of the best social media advice I've heard came from David Jay at SoCAP09: "Don't just talk about yourself, talk about the world and show that you're listening." Here are 4 simple ways to start:
Talk to people. Share with them, ask for feedback, let your idea have a life. The chance of someone actually stealing it is a tiny price to pay for what you’ll gain by talking to people about it.
Today's networking is all about building layers of connection and reciprocity...less transaction, more legitimate network. Here are some ideas on how.
Like junkies, successful change agents fixate on their cause. They crave it, sacrifice for it, and are willing to expend ever greater effort, against ever greater odds, to move it forward.
The problems we’re working to solve are enormous, intense and insistent. They demand speed, stamina, and collaboration. They demand we ride as a peloton.
Lately, I feel as though I have been learning without thinking. Like I go directly from reading to writing because my schedule won’t allow for pause and sleep (and my body demands sleep.)
At some point in the past 4 days, Kate suggested pedicures. I didn't remember the date or time. Nor did I remember responding. I checked my inboxes: gmail, facebook and text messages...nope. I checked my RSS feed-reader, chat archives, skype log, twitter updates...nope. I searched my facebook wall, my blog dashboards, my inbox [again.] Nothing. Then I started to feel a little crazy. Were we actually speaking face to face? I would have sworn I'd seen it written. What color was it? What typeface? Have I started "typing" verbal conversations in my head?
I never did find it. Ended up, after a disproportionately long mental debate about what medium to use, sending her an email...and really wondering about the quantity/quality balance of my own "connectedness."