It’s too easy to fall into the trap of, "I don’t have time to write a full-fledged blog post so I’ll put it off til later." Twitter, with its 140-character limit, beckons seductively as the shorthand for blogging. So I thought I’d put up some pics I took over the weekend, three days BEFORE the cherry blossoms are due to peak here in DC. All by way of saying that the best approach to blogging is to do it. Don’t always wait until the
Yet another business reason to use Twitter is staring you in the face (in case you're not convinced). I can't physically attend the terrific Government 2.0 BarCamp taking place today in DC. No matter... I can peruse microblogging updates from dozens of attendees by plugging in #gov20camp to Twitter Search. Even better, I can subscribe to the RSS news feed for the event and view pics uploaded to Flickr and tagged gov20camp.
These aren't any ol' cupcakes. They're at Baked & Wired in Georgetown. And they've been declared the best in the nation by The Atlantic. Andrew Wilson, HHS's social media celeb, is our special guest. He'll tell us about crowdsourcing the new HHS Center for New Media, as well as using social media as a crisis communications strategy for the Peanut Butter recall. Full disclosure: I'm producing this social media event series with several
You might forget this fact if you're the competitive type or if you've been reading all about Power Twitterers. For example, David Gregory, the new host of NBC's Meet the Press, has 158,328 Followers, as of this writing. That's the population of a small country. But it's not about how many Followers (Twitter), Subscribers (blogs), Friends (Facebook) or Connections (LinkedIn) you have. It's what you do for them. Are you useful in some