Finally, we are just like the Jetsons (Chapter 15)

July 12, 2011

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Growing up, I was a big fan of the cartoon, The Jetsons.  More than once, I thought about what it would be like to talk to someone via video.  There would be so much pressure to always look good!  I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle that or not.  Flash-forward twenty-five years […]

#haveyoutweetedlately? (Chapter 14)

July 12, 2011

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Like Joan Koerber-Walker, I signed up for Twitter a few years ago when some of my favorite celebrities were starting to Tweet.  I signed up and then forgot about it.  I didn’t really understand how it worked and I was intimidated by tweeting.  Actually, my apprehension extended way beyond Twitter to Facebook as well.  I’ve […]

What YouTube can do for you… (Chapter 13)

July 12, 2011

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At the end of Chapter 13, Lon Safko writes something that makes me think the two of us have a very similar writing style and sense of humor.  “Video sharing is a great way to get your company and product names out there.  Look at other people’s videos and descriptions, and plagiarize (just kidding!).  Be inspired by […]

Vlogging sounds like a Russian pastime (Chapter 12)

July 11, 2011

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Well, it didn’t take a genius to guess that Safko would address video sharing or “vlogging” next in The Social Media Bible.  After all, video is worth a thousand audios.  The appeal of video is obvious and YouTube has had tremendous success off this very idea.  So, how big of an impact does YouTube make?  Justin Bieber […]

Just keep listening, just keep listening (Chapter 11)

July 11, 2011

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If the message wasn’t clear in Chapter 10, Safko dedicates yet another chapter to audio sharing/podcasting.  Aside from the more in-depth history of iTunes and Podbean, this chapter did not seem to have as much to offer.  The bonus chapter on podcasting sparked an idea, though, and I started thinking about what kind of difference podcasting has made for some […]

An Experiment in Podcasting (Chapter 10)

July 10, 2011

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Susan’s First Podcast I haven’t figured out how to do the RSS Feed of my podcast yet, so I’ve added the text below. I’ve been reading Lon Safko’s The Social Media Bible and just finished with Chapter 9, which was, of course, about podcasting.  Safko makes it sound so easy.  Just download this and download […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (Chapter 9)

July 9, 2011

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And if you like that picture, I have about 150 more from our vacation in New England that I can show you.  In the olden days (when I was a kid), you used to invite your friends to your house for dinner and spring a slideshow presentation of your family vacation upon them.  Inevitably, people were […]