The Oscars did not bring in favorable ratings, but I suspect it is because of backlash from Writer's Strike and low comedy expectations. I, however, had a blast watching pre-Oscar Red Carpet show on E! and then the actual ceremony...while twittering what would have been an exclusive inner commentary.
Thanks to Ike Pigott and Shannon Whitley, Tweme #aa08rocked the twittersphere Sunday evening. No monetary value, back channel or thought leadership vibes, but good old fashioned community entertainment. And, along the way, I found more movie twits to tweet.
Get my autograph now because soon it will be me accepting the award for Best Original Screenplay!
In a creative rut? Look outside to Mother Nature for inspiration. The process of using nature infused ideas as foundation to innovation is known as biomimicry. If you drive a high-end Volvo, you are experiencing a biomimicry solution known as Accident Avoidance System. A swarm of locusts was the bright idea for this technology.
In the beginning (of what Wikipedia could quickly divulge) on 13 February...
1542 - Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England is executed for adultery.
1635 - The first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, is founded.
1689 - William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
1866 - Jesse James and his gang commit the first armed bank robbery in United States history during peacetime in Liberty, Missouri.
1880 - Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
1950 - Peter Gabriel, English musician and composer, born.
1977 - Randy Moss, football player, born.
The list could go on and on, but most importantly...Happy Second Birthday Communicators Anonymous!
My professional and virtual relationships forged in 2007 have ROCKED! I have learned more this year than all of my school years combined. Thank you.
"There is a difference between fresh blood and experience." DOC 2/05,
Managing 5 blogs requires extreme discipline and organization. Staying consistent with each blog's editorial mission is challenging.
Some have said PR blogs are in degringolade. I say we are evolving. We need to remember all of us lead busy lives getting our hands dirtypracticing what we preach. Balancing coreprinciplesstudy and social media growth takes a toll on the number of hours we can contribute. I hope this will lead to rich and more focused content.
Last week, daughter and I were fighting a wicked cold, so I was remiss in posting about National Handwriting Day, 23 January. When was the last time you received a handwritten letter from friend or family?
Handwriting allows us to be artists and individuals during a time when we often use computers, faxes and e-mail to communicate. Fonts are the same no matter what computer you use or how you use it. Fonts lack a personal touch. Handwriting can add intimacy to a letter and reveal details about the writer’s personality. Throughout history, handwritten documents have sparked love affairs, started wars, established peace, freed slaves, created movements and declared independence.
In honor of National Handwriting Day, I have dropped a letter to some of my pals -- Kami, Ike, Geoff and Karen. Also, I sent a handwritten card to Lindsay Olson sending her good luck and congratulations for upcoming wedding. Perhaps it is time you take a time out and give thanks.