Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Social media has changed the way that many of us learn, purchase, interact and explore the world around us. And, things are just getting started. Social, Social is a place to discuss social media with people from all walks of life. No experts allowed.
Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002).
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His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).
So, I woke up this morning and guess who was in my Twitter feed again? None other than the renowned Twitter sex symbol, Anthony Weiner. Not to imply that I was the lucky recipient of one of Weiner's legendary, and moderately endowed, twitpics. Alas, no. But, once again, Twitter is on fire with #weiner.
According to The New York Times, Mr. Weiner has thrown his hat in the ring of the NYC mayoral race. He announced his candidacy via YouTube video, once again embracing (fondling?) social media. Unfortunately, and there seems to be a theme here, his good intentions did not go exactly as planned ...
"The campaign video was apparently posted prematurely. Although Mr. Weiner was expected to declare his candidacy on Wednesday, the video went up in the middle of the night, and then for a time disappeared from the candidate’s YouTube page and his campaign web site. By sunrise, the campaign web site had been updated, with the video displayed prominently, and an orange and blue header reading “Weiner for Mayor.” However, on some devices, users continued to see outdated content associated with Mr. Weiner’s congressional campaign, and even the updated version of the site still included a link to a Facebook page that had not been updated in two years." — The New York Times
Andrew is a senior at the University of Southern Maine (USM), Class of 2014, where he has also served as a resident assistant and admissions ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
From 2005 - 2009 Andrew was a student at David Glasgow Farragut (high school) in Rota, Spain.
Today's themes are: The O.C., having a "social media timer," and on not Keeping up with the Kardashinans.
As with most of my interviews, what you'll read here is a greatly condensed version of our conversation.
The fourth season of the television comedy series Arrested Development is set to premiere on Netflix next weekend, May 26. This season serves as a revival to the series after it was canceled by Fox in 2006. For rabid Arrested Development fans like myself, May 26th will be like an early Christmas Day and the buildup this week like a prolonged Christmas Eve. From the chicken dance, to the banana stand, to the Bluth stair car ... hundreds of Arrested Development gags have embedded themselves into the memories of millions of people around the world. Even NPR got into the spirit on Saturday by creating an info graphic guide to the running gags from the show. Needless to say, there have been no shortage of Arrested Development tweets.
As an obsessive Twitter user (I'll admit to it being my favorite social media channel), every week I notice at least a handful of tweets that grab my attention for a variety of reasons. They might be funny or insightful or, on occasion, even smart. In honor of next weekend's season four debut, what follows are some of my favorite Arrested Development tweets, from major news outlets, ordinary tweeters and even the official Arrested Development account.
Tweets of the Week would be infinitely more interesting if I heard from you about what tweets you'd like to see featured and why. Send them to me on Twitter at @bobbbyg and I'll consider them for the next Tweets of the Week.
Here we go again ... tweet, tweet.
Today marks to debut of Social Social’s first guest post. I’m fortunate to be able to offer you words of wisdom from the illustrious Judi Cutrone, senior social media strategist with The VIA Agency, here in Portland. I met Judi at last year’s Agents of Change conference and have had the great pleasure of working with her over the last few weeks on a project I am engaged with at VIA.
Most important, Judi has agreed to provide me with guest posts on a regular basis so you can look forward to hearing from her again soon. In the meantime, you can find Judi on Twitter at @judicutrone and please check out her fantastic post below.
When it comes up that I had a viral video in 2007, the first thing everyone wants to know is, “How many views did it get?” Even before they ask what the video actually is, they want to know how popular it was. Sometimes I think they’re using the number to vet me so they don’t have to get needlessly invested in my small talk. “Yeah, if it’s anything less than 2 million views, I am walking away from this conversation. I have better things to do. Charlie Bit My Finger is here and he’s not going to interview himself, you know."
Man, the tweets were just flying yesterday in honor of Mother's Day. I seemed to notice a trend of young women, without children, aggressively complaining about being wished a "Happy Mother's Day!" I suppose I can't blame them. But they were a dime a dozen so I haven't included any of those here.
As an obsessive Twitter user (I'll admit to it being my favorite social media channel), every week I notice at least a handful of tweets that grab my attention for a variety of reasons. They might be funny or insightful or, on occasion, even smart. What follows are some of my favorite Mother's Day tweets, either directly or indirectly referencing this special day.
This effort would be infinitely more interesting if I heard from you about what tweets you like and why. Send them to me on Twitter at @bobbbyg and I'll consider them for the next Tweets of the Week.
Here we go again ... tweet, tweet.