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Gettting through all the noise, one cup at a time

Facebook speak is not Twitter Speak April 2, 2009

Filed under: Tip of the Day,Twitter,Uncategorized — jenharris @ 2:01 pm

A local friend, GenY’r and Twitter newbie, Tweeted out the following this morning:

is so thankful for her wonderfully supportive friends and family.

She speaks Facebook.

If she were to speak in Twitter it would have sounded like this:

I am so thankful for my wonderful supportive friends and family.

There has been a flood of Twitter newbies (all WELCOME!) lately from Facebook & they speak in FB which starts a sentence by saying: “Joe Schmo is” instead of Twitter’s question: “what are you doing?”  
I don’t know about you, but when I speak in 3rd person, I feel my DBQ # rise.  Sort of like Jimmy on Sienfield.

For those of us that speak to ourselves a lot (yes, A LOT) my guess is that we don’t say “Jen is bouncing a basketball”, “Jen is schoolin’ George…ah, look at Jen snap the towel at George.”  rather we would speak to ourselves as if writing in a journal.  “George is such a loveable dork. I think he likes the whole towel snapping thing.”  My advice?  Just write in a journal that just happens to be public on a mass (or as mass as you want it) scale.

What language do you feel more comforatable speaking in?  Is the learning curve shorter for the Facebook to Twitter crowd or vice versa?

Facebookers, welcome to this new medium, a new language & a new set of friends.  We want you here, we know you have something more important to say to & something more important to pass along than snowballs.

 

Check out Social Media Marketing Industry Report March 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenharris @ 2:20 pm

For ANY business that has ever-ever-ever hesitated or is contemplating why they need social media…please take 6 minutes of your life & watch this video of a report that you can also download for free.  Your CEO/VC will thank you in the end.

And if you still balk at the thought of having someone inside your company dedicated to social media…see you in the dust my friend!

I want you to take a look at: Social Media Marketing Industry Report 

 

Boise Weekly TweetUp at Chef Lou’s February 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenharris @ 3:37 pm
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Thursday afternoon was a very well attended TweetUp at Chef Lou’s which was FANTASTIC!  I posted a TwitPic and got a few responses back that the room needs to be bigger.  The TweetUps keep getting bigger & bigger & bigger…way to go BOISE Tweeters!

Boise Weekly reporter @Lancetastic did a great job in capturing the questions and the emotions that Twitter newbies probably ask over & over in this video.

Note: I did not hit the camera once w/flailing hands OR arms.  TAADAAA!

 

Getting Laid off Sucks October 19, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized,Unemployed — jenharris @ 4:24 pm
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Getting laid off sucks.  That’s obvious.

You could feel it in the air (and read it on the Yahoo boards) and you could tell something was weird.

So, I get laid off at 2:30 and had to hesitate not to twitter it as fast as I could…must-tell-husband-first: so I txt him.  My Twitter access is denied through the work servers already…ah grasshopper, have you not heard of The BlackBerry?  Send a quick text via my “just” downloaded app: TinyTwitter (love it btw)-

“Just laid off. Same handle @gmail.com. Need break, lunch and afternoon date tomorrow…anyone??”

Husband calls as I am throwing my stuff in one of 3 bags as quick as I could while my phone is going off from all the Twitters & DM from friends.  It’s good to have friends…regardless if I only know them by their Twitter handle.  He says “are you $hitting me?”.  Nope, gotogo…packing & I still need to let some people know via email.

I am on my knees franticllay sending emails & a few Skypes to my contacts at Intel, Lithium and others before that ability is turned off too.  

I am done…printed off what I had created (simple strategy stuff-no high level secrets…like there are any) and I and another gal from Marketing head out.

They have 3 people at our check out gate taking the paperwork, our badges and checking our bags…so at this point you know it is not just the 3 or 4 others that I saw on the way out too.  They obviously didn’t read the post by @GuyKawasaki titled The Art of the Layoff.  I sat in my truck for an hour replying to the Tweets of concern & encouragement…thank you everyone!  Ironically, a gal from Denver that I just started following on Twitter & seems incredibally talented was let go earlier in the day.  I consoled her through DM’s & felt the same pain, anger & fear she did just hours later.

How can you not feel good though with Tweets like this…(of course it is in “Twitter read”=read from bottom to top).

Scott Nicholson
snicholsonboise @JenHarris09 they’re idiots, you’re too good for that role anyway, you are awsome 
bcritchfield
bcritchfield @JenHarris09 I expect to see the LinkedIn profile change. 
bcritchfield
bcritchfield @JenHarris09 WTF is right!!!!! Sorry to hear that. I am sure you will land on your feet quickly. I will keep my ears peeled. 
Rick Smith
mightysmith @JenHarris09 Been there recently. My grandpa always said, creative people (like yourself) always land on their feet. 
Brian Harrison
brharrison @JenHarris09 very sorry to hear that news. That’s terrible. 
unhampered.us
UnhamperedTees @JenHarris09 FOOLS! Some other valley employer just got REEEEALLY lucky. Still, sorry to hear it. Hunting is never fun. 
Renee Daniels
renee_daniels @JenHarris09 ohh I hate to hear that. I’m going to hope it opens the way for a great opportunity for you. 
Greg Harris
Idahocaddis @JenHarris09 some very lucky company will pick you up very quickly. I don’t doubt that at all. 
Tac Anderson
tacanderson @JenHarris09 did @mpccomputers at least give you decent severence package? it’s my goal someday to get a severence package. 
Chris Blanchard
LGM1 @JenHarris09 OMG! Jen I am so SORRY. This is terrible. I hate what this economy is doing to good people. 
Justin Foster
brandmilitia @jenharris09 man, that sucks. Will check in with you when we are back from PDX 
Tac Anderson
Brian Harrison

As I was heading out of the parking lot at 4:30, I got my first job offer.  I have other possibilities too, but I am working all angles as fast and as efficiently as I can.   Honestly, I don’t know if I want to be a consultant…the taxes just stress the crap out of me!  I have so many ideas of where I could help different organizations, so I am going to be out there blatently pitching them my ideas & I will go from there…so look out, my ideas are a-coming!

You can follow me and my job hunting follies at #jensSearch at Twemes

I have already been to the Unemployment Office and told my husband that I will have a gig by Friday.  Cross my fingers.