H/T / TY / TIA to those who follow:
A tip of the hat to Stacy Jago, who nominated me to write this Q&A. Thanks for the questions!
5 Random Facts About Me:
1. I have been to all fifty states.
2. A band I played in once rickroll’d about 450 people in the middle of Wilco’s song, “Jesus, etc.”
3. I still enjoy rickrolling people. It might be my favorite meme of all time.
4. I almost always write in all lowercase because I’m much faster at it.
5. i consider myself lucky.
5 Questions for ESM Bloggers (from Stacy):
Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: although i wouldn’t have been able to say it in as few words, “well-rounded” would sum it up.
Q: What’s your favorite mobile and/or desktop app?
A: mobile: currently it’s instagram (jfwp). i like the challenge of square photos and limited editing. i am a “purist” in that i don’t post photos on instagram that i took with anything but my phone.
A: desktop: Adobe Photoshop. as a photographer it’s invaluable in doing things, and i feel like i know about 1% of what there is to know about it.
Q: What’s your favorite social media tip or trick?
A: it’s a tip…two, really: before you sign up, consider the privacy implications. after you sign up, go straight to the settings/privacy and spend a bit of time familiarizing yourself with them. if you always treat everything as public, you’ll never be disappointed.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge in your current position in regards to using social media?
A: the ways that APIs change for different social media sites at different times. it wreaks havoc with things you build on top of them, and i shouldn’t even be complaining — most of the time i’m bothering the great folks i work with to help me out. at swarthmore college my coworker andrew ruether ’94 and i built a social media listening tool we call “swatsocial” — it currently displays (in live-time) all mentions of a continuously-updated list of users, hashtags, terms, locations, and geolocated tweets/instagram posts. it’s still in beta (what isn’t?!) as we continue to build it out, but you can sneak a peek here: http://swatsocial.swarthmore.edu. we are building different “flavors” so that people can fine-tune it to their own needs. when things change in the slightest way on twitter or instagram, the code changes slightly, which means i ask andrew for a lot of help.
Q: In your opinion, what’s the next big trend in social media?
A: i’m no savant, but the ability for regular folks to 3-D print/modify/share their own designs to do things better that integrate with social media (and the web in general) excites me a lot.
5 edSocialMedia Bloggers I nominate are:
Andrew Shaindlin (i’ve always considered him my mentor, despite his taste in baseball teams)
Angelo Otterbein (i’ve spoken to him many times and met him once, i believe.)
Curt Lewellyn (a fellow hockey fan, and the whale’s tail on the hartford whalers’ logo that he uses as an icon is eerily the same shape as my own hairline).
5 Questions for My Fellow edSocialMedia Bloggers:
1. what’s the most creative use you’ve seen for [your favorite social media tool] in the past year?
2. where do you visit/what do you do for inspiration?
3. break the following down into percentages for things you do: create, remix, copy. how did you reach these percentages?
4. what’s your favorite little-known person/company on any platform that we should all follow/like?
5. how would you recommend keeping archives of social media, either as a person or as a company?
- Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
- Share 5 random facts about yourself.
- Answer the 5 questions the nominating blogger has created for you and publish to edSocialMedia under the title Getting to Know You: Q&A with [Name].
- List 5 bloggers.
- Post 5 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer (you don’t have to use the 5 questions above), and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated.