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Busy & Tiring Day at Social Media Conference

Hi all. I’m still in Jacksonville, Fl. at the social media conference. I am utterly exhausted. Today we went from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with really only a 30 minute break for lunch and then a few 10 minute breaks here and there. I am spent.

But, I have to say that it’s been a very good conference so far. To date, social media (blog, Facebook, Twitter) has really only been a part of my personal life because the company I work for has been very slow to accept and realize the benefits. However, I think I see changes coming in our future and I’m very happy that I have this chance to become more prepared.

I’ve found out about a bunch of great resources through this conference, and I’m sure that many of you social media gurus out there already knew about them, but they are pretty exciting to me:

Tumblr
Four Square
Compete.com
What the Hashtag
Paper.li
Blogpulse.com
bit.ly.com
posterous
Yammer
flipvideospotlight.com (non-profits can buy one flip camera and get one free)
Haro
Profnet
WeFollow

I’m not going to go into what each of these sites is for – you can browse if you haven’t already checked them out. Some are geared toward social media and others toward more PR-based efforts. I’m very excited to have a list like this started to help us with our efforts.

Ok – enough of the boring stuff. I don’t have much exciting food to share with you because we haven’t had many choices. However, my co-worker and I did make it to a decent restaurant last night called Marker 32. We started off by sharing a shrimp cocktail and beet salad. The salad was amazing!! Then we both ended up ordering the same thing for dinner. A fish called Trigger with a quinoa pilaf and artichoke sauce overtop. It was simply amazing!!! I am not a huge fish person, but the waiter sold me on this and he was soo right. It was delicious.


Seriously amazing!!! So good. We were stuffed afterwards. And it sounds awful, but we might go back to this place again for dinner.

Ok – it’s getting close to dinner, so time to log off. Hope everyone had a great Tuesday. My question for today is:

What is your favorite social media tool? And what social media tool do you most often (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blog, etc.)

Hi from Jacksonville, FL!

Hi all – I have been so crazy busy lately. I am in Jacksonville, Florida for a healthcare social media and communications conference given by Ragan Communications. So far, it has been really interesting and enlightening and I kind of feel like I’m behind the times in many ways. There are just so many things going in the social media world. I’m happy that my company was willing to send me to this conference.

I did give in and sign up for Twitter today. After all the talking about it at the conference, I couldn’t resist. Plus, hopefully our company will be jumping on the social media bandwagon sometime soon and I want to know what I’m doing. So you can follow me on Twitter now! The little icon is on the right of my page. Not that I’ll have much going on right away. I’m still learning the ropes.

Do you use Twitter? What do you like best about it? Does the company you work for use Twitter, Facebook, blogging, or any other kind of social media?

Well – we’ve had a really full day and we still have to find someplace to eat tonight. So I’ve got to sign off. I apologize for the lack of photos – I completely forgot my USB cord. 😦

Hope you all had a good Monday!