• One step at a time.

    One step at a time.

The guy ahead of me at Starbucks the other day offered me a free cup of coffee. Apparently, with every pack of coffee, one gets a free cup of coffee & he didn’t want it. In turn, I brought a www.createjobsforusa.org wristband, which helps create jobs in the USA.

Every time I look at this bracelet, I will not only remember the act of kindness I encountered, but I will also remember how many people, including our veterans,  who are in need to work.

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In keeping up with tradition from the regional conference last year, it is time once again to review my impressions of the HigherEdWeb Conference, this time from farther away in Austin, while I was somewhere in the Tri-State area (if you have to ask which area, then you don’t know.)

I think this tweet summed up my feelings quite accurately:

RT: @   Following gets me back in touch with the fun part of my job. THAT’S NICE! A little sad to be geeking out in DSM and not Austin.

What I love about conferences like these is that I almost felt like if I was there.  When web folks get together from different schools from all over, something amazing happens like  the #heweb11 twitter hashtag trending in Austin for one.

In no  particular order, here are my favorite tweets from the conference.

RT @TimNekritz: To find answers with web analytics, start with relevant problems and questions. #tnt12 #heweb11

RT @sharierwin: You have to out-care your competition. #soc1 #heweb11

RT : Stop making attribution errors – you are your own roadblock. Find a project that you really want. Do it.

RT : Keynote message that the web is not magic, but it is a place where the magical happens.

RT @  Don’t try and be everything to everyone – know your audience and send messages that hit home for them #mmp12

RT @   : students: “If I don’t see what I need on a school’s website, I’ll drop it from my list” #heweb11

RT @  goals before tools!! goals before tools!! goals before tools!! goals before tools!! goals before tools!! #soc2

RT @  Important takeaway: that we exist to connect others, not just connect to others. #soc6

Did you follow the conference? What insights did you learn?




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alarm clock

Once in a while, there are time when I run across something online that I wish I was still a student in college, starting out all over again. If I could tell  my 20 – something self what to do with the wisdom I have now, what would I say?

Well, that’s the beauty of living in the wired here and now. So many unlimited opportunities. There is always time to learn or re-learn new things.

In a recent episode of Get-It-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips, he gives tips to recent college graduates on what tools are needed to establish the ideal launching board for the real world.

Even if you are not straight out of college, there is no time like the present to learn something new.

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Its hard to believe, but on this date 10 years ago, the iPod was launched. It has not only changed the way we listen and consume music, but also if you have an iPod Touch, the way we do other things as well.

I remember finally getting my first iPod. Its not because I blogged about it. It was a week before a VIP family event and the family hasn’t been the same since.

H/T to the COO for spotting this. She has really been working overtime this weekend.

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Someone who shall remain nameless saw on the local news a few days ago that Blackberry may give refunds due to the service disruptions caused over the past few days. According to a news article found, the carriers are not responsible for the outtage, but RIM the manufacturer itself.

Blackberry instead is deciding to open its vault of applications and offer several premium apps for free as a thank you gesture.

What the reaction to this on “the street” remains to be seen.

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I hardly print out anything nowadays unless it absolutely necessary.

DYK (as the kids say,) or for the rest of us, “Did You Know?” that if you changed the font that you use that your ink can last longer?

Lucky for me, I was always partial to a particular font.

This tip will especially come in handy for those on campus who are submitting papers the ‘old school’ way.

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