Posts Tagged Social Media

President Barack Obama follows me on Twitter

In the middle of live tweeting the Nelson Mandela funeral, I discover that the current leader of the free world – President Barack Obama is following me on Twitter. This unearthing is beyond PRICELESS! Totally overwhelmed as President Obama currently has 40.5Million followers on Twitter and he is only following about 655K. So yeah me for being one of the chosen few. Interestingly, he has been following me for sometime and think this is because I was an early adopter of Twitter and did tweet about him extensively during his first run for the presidency of the United States of […]

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I’ll Be Watching You

Post break-up, social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Flickr, etc all have the ability to turn you into a stalker. You don’t need to call, email, text or God forbid go around your ex partner’s house to know what’s happening in their lives — all you need to do is remain friends through these social media channel. This of course delays the healing process which is not ideal. As such, I have cut ties to MrFixIt Guy through these various channels. Perhaps in time we can become Facebook friends again, but for the time being its best to rid […]

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The Social Media Revolution

When I moved from Chicago to London four and a half years ago, I invited family/friends/colleagues to join me at: Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, etc. Knowing that I was going to be thousands of miles away, I viewed these social media tools as a way to stay connected. Very few of my contacts accepted my invitations in the beginning, but most have now woken up to the benefits of social media. Like me, they realise that it is not a fad but a fundamental shift in the way people communicate with one another. And for any company looking to take their […]

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Google Search

Just ran a Google search on my first and last name separately. I’m on page 5 for Barzey. For Ursula, I don’t even rank on the first 20 pages. That totally sucks. Of course, if you Google my full name in one search, I’m at the top of the list. So goal for 2003 is to be at the top or near top of list for Google searches for Ursula. In case your wondering, Ursula K. Le Guin one of my favorite science fiction authors is at the top. She will be extremely difficult to dethrone. But it’s not impossible.

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