It’s around 2:00 PM on September 1st (Happy September!), and if you’re like me, you might be constantly clicking the “refresh” button on your browser in hopes that your Gmail account will load. There’s currently a server outage (and yes, Google is quite aware), and so for those of us who do not use IMAP or POP, we are stuck until the server starts running again. I tried to tweet about this, too, and I got the following picture (the fail whale):
Just thought I’d share this little piece of humor with you as I’m waiting for gmail to boot back up so I can send off a grant and get back to writing my essays.
Overview: ALC website update, YLC section overhaul, delicious Indian Food, Twitter things, and weekend highlights! I can’t believe it is already Friday. As EN said in a tweet, this was the fastest week ever. I’m looking forward to this weekend to have the opportunity to hammer out some more application things and for my picnic adventure. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy.
Asian Liver Center / Jade Ribbon Campaign Updates
Finished updating portions of the ALC website with pictures and some videos. I’ve drawn satisfaction from the redesign of the Youth Leadership Conference portion of the website where it’s less text heavy, and more picture-heavy (although it can still be argued that there still is too much text). It’s not completely done, but it will be soon after TC gets the team presentations uploaded onto our YouTube account. He’s been working hard on them (editing and everything), so hopefully the students will enjoy them. I’ve also updated with the 99 Ranch Market JRC reusable bag photos on our Flickr account as well. Staring at the computer screen coding brings back fun memories of coding late into the night when html was still the new kid on the block. Of course, this constant staring has also dried my eyes out (oi!).
I created a Jade Ribbon Campaign “twibbon” for those who use Twitter and would like to join the Jade Ribbon Campaign. Basically it puts up a little icon on your Twitter icon indicating you support the cause. There are a lot of various twibbons out there, so you can definitely explore. Regardless of the social media platform, customization is always in style. You can find the JRC twibbon here. This is an example:
Going to help TC with a Korean Church education and screening this Sunday – that shall be fun! Excitement for educating people.
Went out to fantastic Indian food last night at Amber India Restaurant in Mountain View with CT. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I definitely reccommend it to anyone who enjoys good food. I hope to return soon.
I’ve found that most of my news now consists of what I read in Twitter feeds. It initially struck me as a bit odd considering that I used to get my news from browsing the NYTimes.com website (not that I don’t anymore, but with less frequency), but after a bit of thought it didn’t. As we’re continuing to use social media to let our friends know of various news items we find important, these platforms become dynamic news sources instead of stagnant ones. Now, I don’t have to go in search of news – it comes to me. And, I can choose what things come to me through the people I follow. Maybe I should begin following Kristof and Dowd so I at least get my daily dose of NYtimes.
I’ll be going on my picnic tomorrow with CT. We’ll be headed out to Safeway to purchase the goods tonight, so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll let you know how the picnic goes.
Thanks for reading!
I’m currently taking a Web 2.0 with Robin Stavisky through the Stanford Continuing Studies program, and we had two FANTASTIC speaker today: Michael Brito from Intel and Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester. Michael did a fantastic presentation on Twitter and Jeremiah did an equally fantastic presentation on social media metrics / evaluation. It was super interesting to learn how to utilize Twitter for business use /communication use, and how to look at good and bad social marketing strategies. One huge take away: social marketing is about communication, not advertising.
Both speakers had some pretty fantastic slides and some good resources for those interested in the future of social media, etc. Here’s the link to Jeremiah’s blog: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ and here is Michael’s Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/Britopian). They are such nice and intelligent people. A big thank you to the both of them for taking the time to come and speak with us.
There’s SO much out there, and I haven’t even had a chance to think about how to utilize all these great tools for maximum effect (and fun). Hopefully I’ll be able to apply some of this to the Jade Ribbon Campaign at some point, but we’ll see. There’s always much more to do than there is time.
I’ll post some links up about using Twitter for Businesses and other interesting information when I can. Work’s going to be pretty brutal for the next four/five weeks with lots of outreach events and Youth Leadership Conference at the end.
Thanks for reading, and let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to focus on!