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Month: October 2008

“You’re No One if You’re Not on Twitter”

“You’re No One if You’re Not on Twitter”

You’re No One if You’re Not on Twitter – JB Walker

I guess I was no one.  That’s pretty much how I felt after all the social networking talk at ConvergeSouth and the “Independent Bloggers Conference” this weekend.  It seemed to be a never-ending litany of social networking sites… Qik and Kyte and FriendFeed…oh my…Zimbio and Stumbleupon and Twitter…I could cry.

But in all seriousness, it did serve to emphasize the fact that no one person can possibly keep up with all the new Web 2.0 apps…much less use them all.  The simple fact is that they can be very useful for promotion of either yourself or your business…you just have to find the one that works best for you I guess.

CS was an informative conference…at least the sessions I was able to attend, but was a little discouraged about the lack of familiar local faces in the crowd (just 3 from Greensboro at the Saturday IBC?).  Wouldn’t be at all surprised if this was the last ConvergeSouth in Greensboro.   

On a Twitter note…some bastard had already taken “TheShu”…so I had to go with theshu2.  Serves me right for draggin my feet I guess.

Candidates are missing me

Candidates are missing me

I used to complain about the number and frequency of campaign commercials on tv in past elections.  It used to really get on my nerves when I would see the same commercials over and over again.

But not anymore.

Since acquiring a DVR a few years ago, commercials go by in blissful silence.  I don’t think I’ve seen a campaign ad yet this year…from any party or any candidate.  Candidates are spending millions on tv commercials…and for that matter newspaper ads which I don’t subscribe to…and their message isn’t getting thru to me.  What a waste.

Because like a growning number of Americans, I choose where and how I get my media today.  So I ask the candidates, what are you doing to reach me…and others like me?  Ya better be online for starters.

I wonder how long it will take til someone successfully runs a virtual campaign for a major office.