Social Invention or Social InTERvention?

I’m someone who lives what they work, and works what they live. I can’t help it. I’ve always been that way.

But I know a lot of people who successfully separate their professional lives from their personal ones. As companies strive to bring more “work / life” balance  into corporate culture (and I think this is a good thing) is these lines are becoming less defined. As we, as companies, organizations and individuals, use social technologies to share and post information related to our interests or business, we inadvertently blur these lines even more.

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Editorial Cartoon from Tech Republic: The Apple Tablet

This cartoon and the commentary from its illustrator were pulled from Sonja Thompson’s editorial on Tech Republic. I just love the thoughts that are illustrated here by fellow Ohioan and Tech Republic member dcolbert. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m an early adopter of ALL things geeky / gadgety and I’m continually running the “I am not the target audience of the Apple iPad” mantra through my head! Keep in mind too, that this cartoon was released prior to the iPad launch.

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23 Signs You are Addicted To Social Media

Social Media - Socialitis
Illustration by Mike Dyson

Source: 23 Signs You are Addicted To Social Media | ploked.com

Managing your social media campaign can be a full time job for most people.  However, there are tools, widgets, plugins, and more applications being developed at a rapid rate.  Even with these advances in social media management, does it really free you from getting tangled in the social media web?  Or does it simply allow you to dive deeper down the rabbit hole to realize you have alot more work ahead of you in your social media campaign?

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Social Media has Changed the Definition of Friendship

1. if you want people to pay attention to you, you have to pay attention to them.
put simply, you must RECIPROCATE. without this, nothing will happen for you. You can add as many friends as you want, spew out as many messages as possible, but people will just ignore you. Social media is about Establishing Relationships. This, first and foremost.

2. no more spam

bad

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Top 10 Favorite Skits from SNL Season 34

This past weekend was the season finale of Saturday Night Live -- it was a great end to what I think was an absolutely incredible 34th season. In my humble opinion, the current ensemble cast is the best SNL has had in a very, very long time.

Here are my top 10 skits from this past season:

Madonna and Angelina Jolie Baby Face-Off [ April 4 ]

Fourth Jonas [ Feb 14 ]

Seth Rogan, the Bear Man [ April 4 ]

Vice Presidental Debate: Biden vs Palin [ October 4 ]

Palin / Clinton Opening [ September 13 ]

Couric / Palin Opening [ September 27

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