Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's 7:15 a.m.-Social Media=Nicki's News Feed

I fell asleep on last night on my living room floor with my laptop in front of me while trying to find the perfect font for a logo that we are doing for a new client, working on videos for an almost complete project, and generating some potential business from a new follower that I have on Twitter that is from Chicago. By the way, if after all my raves about Twitter, you still haven't checked it out, it's not too late!

I woke up to my Meatloaf-"I Would Do Anything For Love" alarm at 6:30 a.m. to make sure my oldest was up and at 'em. She was. I helped her fix her hair, then it was back downstairs to see what exactly I left off on last night before I dozed off.

-Check email. My Smaller Indiana folder had one message. Kelly Thrasher had replied to the latest Seth Godin forum discussion-"Anyone interested in meeting Seth Godin?!" Smaller Indiana is trying to get one of the best selling authors of marketing books to Indy!

-Check Twitter- I use Twitter as my news feed. Some things that I was led to from Twitter.
*5 Best Places to Travel in a Recession
*Wells Fargo is the first bank to use social media.
*Even though Obama stopped Tweeting, the amount of followers he is getting is increasing since the election.
*The new Indianapolis Airport ROCKS!
*MSNBC has an exclusive web-only interview with Sarah Palin.

Even if you don't have time to participate all the time, just taking the time to briefly visit a few different social media venues can provide you with a view on current info that you probably won't get from watching the 6:00 news. Try it! It's news you control.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Technology and the New President of the United States

Over the past few months, especially since President Obama became the Democrat candidate for the race for President, there have been many ways that I have stayed up to date on what was going on with the election.

Smaller Indiana
News stations
News stations websites
Email newsletters from David Plouffe

Tonight, I searched for the best, most up to date source for the campaign coverage. Switching back and forth from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, as well as getting updates from my network on Twitter, of the best resources for coverage, and watching, the Indy Star, and Yahoo.

After Obama was announced President, I found a final resource. Google does everything! (I couldn't get it adjusted to fit properly... but if you click the link at the top of the calendar, you can see the full sized image)

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