I have some exciting news from our chapters in Dallas, Texas; and in Washington, D.C.
Leaders in these chapters have stepped down from their role in SMC to pursue passions unique to their cities. These community leaders have or will create separate nonprofit associations to address their communities' unique local needs that are outside the global Social Media Club vision.
The former SMC leaders from the Dallas chapter will be announcing their new brand and company name later this year, and the former leaders from the DC chapter have created Digital District. I wish them luck in their future endeavors and look forward to working alongside them and their new organizations.
What does this mean for local SMC members?
Have you heard the term, "net neutrality," in the news recently? I admit, this topic only recently crossed my radar since I usually focus more on social media, blogging, and digital marketing articles.
It turns out that net neutrality actually has huge implications for folks like myself who rely heavily on the Internet for writing, research and online marketing. With its potential impact on Internet carriers and the millions of people who access the Internet, net neutrality must not be ignored.
What is it?
Social Media Club was born in 2006 to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior, and share best practices. We continue to insist that the social media landscape is not an echo chamber of self-reinforcing thoughts but one that is fueled by diversity of opinion and perspective.
Remember when Twitter was fun?
I joined Twitter in the first half of 2008 and quickly started enjoying meaningful conversations with people from all over the world. It was energizing. It was exciting. And it was unlike any other way to communicate.
I recently met PowerPoint.
This might seem ironic for a social media expert who spends half her life online, blogging and switching between various social media accounts.
Alas, it’s true. I just figured out PowerPoint to make some slides about myself for an important upcoming meeting. (Now, if you’ve been following me, you know the idea of talking about myself – much less formulating a PowerPoint presentation – gives me hives.)
I’d say mastering PowerPoint is like riding a bike. Or starting to tweet. You just need to get the hang of it and practice.
Now, there are still some things I’m not sure I can do yet. Like, write a script. Rather, I’ll use my slides as cue cards on what to say; there won’t be a prewritten script.