I just checked and it’s been about nine months since I’ve posted a set of distractions. It’s not like I haven’t had any. That said, here are some things that have caught my interest over the past couple of days.
Heytell iPhone/Android App – Recommended by my buddy Adam Cutler, this app is just as he says “Seriously, this is one of the best apps in a while.” It turns your phone into a combo voice messenger/walkie-talkie. Incredibly useful and already on my iPhone home screen.
Last, but not least, RockMelt. It’s a social network integrated web browser. Make sure to watch the video. This looks pretty interesting and I’m very eager to play with it for a bit. Sort of tangentially relates to the first Berg video. I really think that there is something here.
Oops! One more that I meant to post but forgot in the initial writing.
I’m loving this commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops. I’m not a big fan of Kobe, but I think his appearance adds to the commercial and if you have played any of the earlier versions of the game, you’ll probably get a laugh at the writing on the side of Jimmy Kimmel’s weapon. At any rate, Gimme Shelter has been in rotation on the iPod as of late and already I’ve pre-ordered my copy of game.
Even after a number of years being in front of a room for workshops, small group briefings or larger presentations, sometimes I still get a little bit of nerves. Typically, when this happens, my brain works faster than my mouth (or maybe it is the other way around) and what I want to say doesn’t come out exactly in the way that I wanted to say it.
In hindsight, I think this was a little bit true last night. I think I pretty much shared all of the big picture things that I wanted to say, but I’m not sure that I connected the dots in the way that I had hoped to…so….I thought I might try to do that in a quick blog post…as an addendum to my presentation last night.
Thank you Mike Proulx for inviting me to participate and I really echo all of the other things that were said about the event that you, Hill Holliday and the Social Media Club put on last night. It was absolutely excellent.
Over the past couple of months, as part of a grant program performed by IBM Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, I’ve had the pleasure to facilitate a series of workshops for a number of nonprofits on the use of social computing and social media. Each one has been just an absolute blast.
Last week, with my friend and colleague Tyrrell Donelan, I had the pleasure to facilitate a workshop for United Ways of New England. United Ways of New England serves as an umbrella organization for many of the individual United Ways here in the local area.
I am admittedly a little bit biased (read: understatement), but I think that these are just absolutely excellent. (Okay, I’m also a geek…about a quarter of the image views are probably mine. It makes me smile every time I look at them.)
As many of my friends know, for the past two years I’ve been working on the social media strategy for IBM Global Business Services. There have been many good ones, but without a doubt, this project has been the most enjoyable one on which I’ve had a chance to work over the past 10 years.
We’re at the beginning of the deployment phase of our project, so the first small pieces of our work are just now becoming visible.