The Flair Media Minute

Relaunching with TumbleTweets. A little Tumblr-Twitter experiment for our own amusement. Starts January, 2014. #flairmedia
Recent Tweets @karyncooks

Gotta say - I really love spinning the Twitter wheel and seeing where I land. This week’s shout out goes to Garrick Chan. We’ve met in person but primarily connected online, so I was delighted when the Twitter gods landed on his tweet about saving Culver City’s ice rink. I had no idea we shared a love skating. Thank you Twitterville. Now let’s go save an ice rink!

On January 20th I scrolled through my Twitter home feed and gave it a big spin, like on Wheel of Fortune, and landed on Madalyn’s tweet about her weekly GoGirlsMusic #GGChat. I let her know I’d drop by that week and you know what? I had a great time, met some new Tweeps, and learned about a few new music-related/artist platforms.

Week 1 of TumbleTweets a big success in my book based on my own requirement: reinsert some fun into Twitter! Also, follow Madalyn because she gives good tweet. :)

Check out my previous post to see how this whole TumbleTweets thing got started.

It’s no longer the “wild west” out there in Twitterville with all sorts of dos and don’ts and guru best practices sucking the fun right out of it.  So we’re embarking on a little experiment to amuse ourselves.  What would happen if we picked a random tweet to reply to or comment on, throwing caution to the best practices winds? Flying in the face of strategy and guru convention?  
What would happen if we just talked to whoever is behind a randomly selected tweet, rolling by like a social tumbleweed through our stream. 
Would we become lifelong friends?  Would we learn what makes single malt different from other malts? Would we start a revolution?  We’re about to find out when we Tumble random Tweets and birth #TumbleTweets.  Let us know what you think might happen when we say “hey” to a random tweet…out in the wild.  

It’s no longer the “wild west” out there in Twitterville with all sorts of dos and don’ts and guru best practices sucking the fun right out of it.  So we’re embarking on a little experiment to amuse ourselves.  What would happen if we picked a random tweet to reply to or comment on, throwing caution to the best practices winds? Flying in the face of strategy and guru convention?  

What would happen if we just talked to whoever is behind a randomly selected tweet, rolling by like a social tumbleweed through our stream. 

Would we become lifelong friends?  
Would we learn what makes single malt different from other malts? 
Would we start a revolution? 
 
We’re about to find out when we Tumble random Tweets and birth #TumbleTweets Let us know what you think might happen when we say “hey” to a random tweet…out in the wild.  

Check out my Twitter profile as an animated movie. https://www.vizify.com/karyncooks/twitter-video

Check out my Twitter profile as an animated movie. https://www.vizify.com/karyncooks/twitter-video

And just like that, it’s September.

And just like that, it’s September.

Our breathing Earth left me breathless.  How about you? 

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Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing. Take a look at what designer John Nelson has done. It’s uncanny.

nprfreshair:

Today Geoff Nunberg talks about Google Glass,

The real problem with Glass was pointed out by the New York Times’ tech blogger Jenna Wortham. It isn’t so much the glassholes as the “glassed out,” the people who wear a slack-jawed look of druggy disengagement as they focus fixedly on the little screen in front of their eyes. It reminds you that in Shakespeare’s time “distraction” was another word for madness.
    Indeed, Glass brings us literally to face with the fundamental metaphysical perplexity of modern life, as it was crisply summed up in the title of a classic comedy album released by Firesign Theater back in 1969: How can you be two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all?

As my great-grandmother Tobah would’ve said, in Yiddish, “You can’t dance at 2 weddings with 1 tuchas.” And I might add, in colloquial English, they’re “fugly.”

Make time for ebook from Brian Solis and Charlene Li. Like a pocket roadmap to social business strategy. What’s not to like? http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3677185

Anyone wondering how to “do” social customer service, look to @tomsshoes for just about the best example out there.  Not only did they promptly reply to my Facebook private message query, they replied with this awesome video. 

Now think about it for one second, they took the time to curate the product care FAQs, like mine, then produced clear and inexpensive stock answers.  They’re posted to YouTube so a Community Manager could simply grab the answer link to my question. Bam! Done! And with speed, personality, and style. 

Equally important is that the style of their reply is completely consistent with everything you would expect from the TOMS brand.  It’s what I call “other-centric.”  It’s not about them, it’s about you and being of service to you.

And last, what did I do with the awesome reply they sent? I shared it.  Tom’s mission accomplished.

TOMS FAQ - How to care for your TOMS shoes (by tomsshoes)