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Social media risotto.

Late last night I found myself in a desperate situation. I was planning to head to my new favorite local grocery store first thing in the morning, but I didn’t have any idea what to make for dinner tonight and thus – no idea what to get. (Not a bad problem to have, I understand, [...]

I once started a Twitter trend. #ramday

(For those readers who don’t know what Twitter is, I suggest watching this video before you read this post.) ————— Last Thursday I saw someone tweeting something that struck me as somewhat random. And I liked it. I thought, that’s really cool. I love learning offbeat things about people. And that was the beginning of [...]

Five Lessons from PodCamp Boston

This weekend the PodCamp train came to Boston, leaving a mass of tired (but excited) campers and little stuffed cows in its wake. For those of you who don’t know, PodCamp is a “conference-like” gathering of anyone and everyone interested in social media. I say “conference-like” because PodCamp bills itself as the “un-conference,” essentially, a conference [...]

Flock to It!: Bookworms on a budget

One of the best perks, so far, of having my own blog has been learning from the people who read it. Of course that was something I expected and hoped for when I started my journey in to social media, but unlike services like Twitter, which is so obviously a conversation between people, blogging seemed–at [...]

Flock to It!: Inaugural Edition

I’ve been playing with the idea of adding a weekly feature to my blog for a few weeks now. I think it creates a level of continuity and consistency in a blog that, so far, has covered everything from childhood to social media to the thoughts that run through my head as I scrub my [...]

Twitter v. Plurk? Consider me your sidekick

Most of the television shows I’ve seen have presented the classic scenario of a character trying to choose between two lovers. “Who should I choose?” they whine. “Who’s better?” Then, inevitably, their sidekick-y friend steps in with the perfect solution: make a list! List the things you like about both people, and whichever column is [...]

“Excuse me, have we met on the Internet?”

So I went to my first social media-related event last night, the Boston Communications Happy Hour. I didn’t quite know what to expect going in. Will these people be cool? Will they be, you know, normal? Of course the answer to all of those questions was yes, and what’s more—I actually had a great time. [...]

New kid on the blog(osphere)

It’s no secret that I’m the ‘new kid’ when it comes to the newer and more involved social media tools. Just a month ago I had never heard of Twitter, and my only experience with the blog world (or the “blogosphere,” as my Dad was proud to be able to correct me) has been a [...]