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My Top 5 Social Media Tools

Ok, Todd Defren, I’ll bite and spread the meme, and answer the important question, what are my top 5 social media tools.

  • Firefox – Most people forget the browser is still the core of the read/write web – I Mozilla for all my posting, tagging, editing and more – the latest crop of plugins and extensions make it invaluable – like being able to twitter from inside my URL bar! This is tied with WordPress for me.
  • Twitter – though it is often clogged up with personal messages between friends to which I can’t see the other side of the conversation, it is great for promoting blog posts, asking questions, getting support and quickly sharing insytes that come to me while walking around the real world – like last night when talking with Eric Doyle about measuring social media success – would have forgotten Engagement, Tonality and Actions if I did not capture it somewhere…
  • Google Alerts – so I don’t have to keep doing vanity searches all the time, it does it for me and lets me (or rather lets Kristie) know when someone has given me some link love
  • Delicious – God, how I want to quit you! With no real improvements in a very long time (that I know of), I have tried to quit it several times – even imported everything into Magnolia at one point – but the fact is that it is integrated perfectly into Firefox and easy to use. I just wish it had more auto-publishing controls as I mentioned to Joshua a couple times – make my link blogging look prettier – please?
  • Podcast Rig/Recorder & Digital Camera – I hate to call it out by name since I have had so many troubles with it, but being able to record interviews, conversations, meetings and more, to later share it with the world is still awesome. Of course, same goes for being able to have a little creativity and artistry in each day with my Canon XL – even with my problems with the autofocus, I just love it. More about being a real digital scribe I think, but these are my favorite social media tools…

Since we need to pay it forward, I will need to tag Dave Coustan, Will Pate, Greg Narain, Grace Davis and Sally Falkow.


NCDD Pre Conference Planning Report

My life as a dScribe has really begun.  These are the notes I made at the NCDD Pre-Conference planning meeting for folks from the Bay Area.  I will be hosting a BrainJams event with them as one of the pre-conference workshops which should be quite enlightening all the way around.  I learned a great deal about so many different Dialogue and Deliberation efforts going on around the Bay Area and around the country.  Better still, I met some really incredible folks (unfortunately their name’s may be butchered in the map as noted by the (sp) ‘tag’ next to their names).

I have not yet had a chance to clean this up (busy day) or make it pretty, but wanted to get this out sooner rather than later.  If anyone has some time to do so, please go ahead and download it, make it pretty and email it back to me so I can replace the file for others…

You can download the raw MindManager File or get the PDF file to review. If you want to look at it more closely, you can download a free MindMap Viewer as well.

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1500+ Photos Behind

OK, so many of those need to be deleted still, so perhaps it is about 400-500, but since I have been trying to clean up and process my photos instead of just posting them all as is, it sure is difficult to keep up.  Maybe someone can offer services to do photography post production online – perhaps some mechanical turk like service.  Regardless of what the tools say they can do, in many instances the auto correct just does not do the best job of improving a photograph.

Does anyone have some hints on how to get all this extra digital production done while still working and having a life? Does anyone know of a service? Does anyone want to start one?
PS – more to come on dScribes later this week (I hope)

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