Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Google+ Hangouts Are Pretty Cool

I have had the opportunity to participate (and manage) a couple of Google+ Hangout video chat meetings for a not for profit organization where I sit on the board.

Hangouts have these special effects that can really liven up a meeting! The photo above is a photo that I took during a meeting, well after the meeting when there were only a couple of us left playing around with the special effects.

I really think Google has finally created a good social media network. There is a lot to do between Communities and Hangouts. I still have not explored it as much as I could.

Once I learn some more, I will incorporate it into my lesson plans for my social media training classes for my business Cloud Media Marketing.

A lesson on gmail is already in the works!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Things to be Grateful For

I have a Tumblr that I keep up. It is very simple. Each post consists of a list of 5 things that I am grateful for.

I call it Grateful ForThe Small Things.

It is a great exercise for anyone to do and I encourage others to do it too. Having started almost a year ago, I now have a list of over 400 things that I am grateful for.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Books I have read in 2013 - The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
What can I say that hasn't been said already about this book?

The Great Gatsby has been on my reading list for some time now and since there is a new movie coming out, I figured now was add good a time as any (if not better) to read it.

The story starred off a little slow, but by the time I finished reading, I wished it was longer. Even a couple of weeks after I have finished reading, I still think about the book and its characters.