The Power of Social Media

I’m a Twitterhead and Facebook nerd.  I used to use the excuse that I only do if to promote my books, but the truth is, I talk about my books very infrequently on both sites.  I actually like the Social Media experience.  It’s fun, and I know that makes me uncool, but I promise you there has never been a moment in my life where I was cool, so nothing has changed for me.  To see what I mean by the power of social media, watch this video by Erik Qualman (despite the subject matter, it is exceedingly cool):

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It took me a measly two weeks to become a crackberry addict!

The good old days - When I had my Backberry on my person!

The good old days - When I had my Backberry on my person!

I left the house without my Blackberry this morning, and I am going through withdrawals!  Seriously, I keep looking over at the place where it usually sits on my desk and immediately experiencing a gnawing feeling in my gut.  Keep in mind, 99% of the time when it’s used as a phone, I’m talking to my wife.   But the Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, USA Today, etc. apps get me through lunch, and the music is essential for my late afternoon walk!  What have I done?

I realize I’m coming off as a total tool right now, but that’s the power of addiction.  It has total power over your level of public tooliness.   I also realize I need help, and if I had my Blackberry, I’d call for it… or text for it… or Tweet for it… or send out a SOS to my FB Friends… Damn.  You see how awesome the Blackberry is.  I can do everything with it.  Without it, I am just a sad and pathetic shell of a man who is lost without his crackberry.

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Busy Day Off Thanks to the National Writing Project!

I've joined the Crackberry generation!

I've joined the Crackberry generation!

Took the day off from my normal routine, and went to a local meeting for the National Writing Project.  Fantastic project designed to get students and teachers excited about writing. I’m all about that.  Met some great people, and I’m happy to be involved.  

I got home and had my brand new Blackberry Curve waiting for me.  I hate talking on the phone, but I love owning one.  Cool thing with this is I can stick to email, IM, Facebook, and Twitter type communication.  That’s gold, Jerry!  The keyboard is a little smallish, but I can cope. 

I’m going to go play with the phone now.  I’d like to give her a name.  Any suggestions?

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