The refrain is familiar at this point…”But we don’t have anything to talk about with social media.” Data is all around you. Some of it, your audience will find interesting. What is that something? Well, you’ve got to try a few things to find out what resonates.
I’ve written a few times about how LinkedIn uses data that they have to tell stories. I’ve been curious about when we have the most trick or treaters, so tonight my daughters kept a chart tracking trick or treaters in half hour time segments.
Then I put the data from that chart into Excel (yes, I’m keeping it simple).
The data I’m sharing here, might have limited utility to many, but my point is that data is all around you, just keep your eyes out for it.
I try and make my pumpkin carving as timely as possible. I’ve noticed that by using a design that is timely, relevant etc people tend to overlook that I’m not a crazy good pumpkin carver, which I’m obviously not.
Last year it was the SF Giants logo and this year, I created the “Steve-O-Lantern.”
Last night I was at a meeting of the Sacramento Social Media Club. We were talking about how social media has been used, misused and even sometimes abused by large companies as part of a panel on “Social Media Horror Stories.” Little did we know that while we were talking about horror stories, there was a fairy tale taking place in Sacramento for Kings fans on social media.
Well….. apparently last night someone, I think sacgirl88 (Amy), tweeted something to the effect of “Hey dontegreeneCOS, how about an exhibition game in Sacramento?” and Donte saw it and said “OK!”.
Then BOOM went Twitter.
Everyone thinks this would be awesome…. Grab Carmichael Dave and get him involved. Get Jiffy Lube involved. Where can we have it? Sac State? UC Davis? UOP? Stockton Arena? Memorial Auditorium? Who do we get? (commence everyone @-ing every NBA player) Demarcus, JT and John Wall immediately say yes…. In otherwords, BOOM goes Twitter.
In about 2 hours.
I said I’d help out. Kevin Fippin and Ed Montes and and and all the HereWeStay/HereWeBuild people are in and happy to help….
Dave tweets that he was able to get over a major hurdle, let’s get this thing on. Donte is going to be on his show the next day (today)….. It’s a runaway train.
But it’s ON!
Donte calls in (he’s back home doing the Dad Thing right now) and says he’ll be back in town to promote it and he’d like to start selling tickets on Nov. 1.
I love social media and the power it gives people! So, whether or not you like basketball I don’t care, lets #MakeItHappen!
This past weekend, one of my daughters and I participated in the Sacramento Archives Crawl where we learned more about her great, great, great grandfather, B.U. Steinman who was an early businessman in Sacramento and served as mayor in the 1890s.
Today, another Steinman, Dr. Ralph Steinman, I don’t think we’re related to him, was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work with dendritic cells that he believed were instrumental in helping white bood cells attack infection. This was leading to advances in therapy for those with cancer, including Dr. Steinman, who lost his fight with cancer on Friday.
I heard his son interviewed on NPR this evening on my way home, and he talked about the extra years that his father had, because of therapies created as a result of his lifetime work. When asked if this was a surreal experience, his son said,”We spent the weekend grieving his loss. And now, we are able to celebrate his life and these amazing accomplishments and this great honor. But surreal is a good word.”
Grieving, then celebration. I like that. Thank you Dr. Steinman.