This is a casual reminder that jordoncooper.com has a dedicated Twitter account. You can follow @jordoncoopercom to keep up with all the posts on the site.
- When you commit to being your real self online, you discover parts of yourself you never dared to share offline.
- When you visualize the real person you’re about to e-mail or tweet, you bring human qualities of attention and empathy to your online communications.
When you take the idea of online presence literally, you can experience your online disembodiment as a journey into your mind rather than out of your body.
- When you treat your Facebook connections as real friends instead of "friends", you stop worrying about how many you have and focus on how well you treat them.
- When you take your Flickr photos, YouTube videos and blog posts seriously as real art, you reclaim creative expression as your birthright.
- When you focus on creating real meaning with your time online, your online footprint makes a deeper impression.
- When you treat your online attention as a real resource, you invest your attention in the sites that reflect your values, helping those sites grow.
- When you spend your online time on what really matters to you, you experience your time online as an authentic reflection of your values.
- When you embrace online conversations as real, you imbue them with the power to change how you and others think and feel.
- When you talk honestly about the real joys and frustrations of the Internet, you can stop apologizing for your life online.
Interesting essay on how the DNA and culture of Google will stop it from building or acquiring social media applications
So, to summarize: Google is responsible for Orkut, Wave, and Buzz. Ex-Googlers are responsible for Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. Discuss.
After almost 20 years of flipping to the SCN regularly, I have enjoyed a total of three local shows. I watched the Big Dig, a documentary on the Saskatchewan watershed and the other day I watched a good documentary on the restoration of Convocation Hall. I went to the SCN website and it took me an hour of searching Google, the SCN website, and the U of S website to find the link which is about to prove my point, it’s really hard to be a fan of the SCN.
I love local programming and film making but what the SCN is broadcasting almost never matches up with what SaskTel Max is showing, the website is poor quality with a horrible search engine or a online store, and they seem to be ignoring social media (no Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, or weblog) that I can find. There is a website but it isn’t do anything for the network, the province, or the content creators. Hire an intern, give them a Twitter account and a blog, develop a partnership with the National Film Board (scn.nfb.ca) or the CBC (scn.cbc.ca) for the backend and create a great online store where I can pay to download or purchase a DVD of what I watched.
My hope is that someone who understands modern media purchases the SCN and makes the network a lot more user friendly. I love Saskatchewan content but they deserve a network that can present their work to the country and the world.
The worst thing that can happen is that the network shuts down but the second worst thing would be for the Saskatchewan government to fund them at subsistence funding levels they appear to be at now. The SCN could be so much more but it needs a vision, funding, and management that can deliver a network that all of Saskatchewan wants to watch and takes Saskatchewan content to the world.
One of the things that I enjoyed this fall was creating the series of Christmas Gift Idea posts that so many people criticized this fall. While there was some negative comments, the response was overwhelmingly positive from complete strangers who really enjoyed those features and said it made Christmas shopping a lot easier on them.
While creating the guides, for every cool item I posted, there was ten or so that didn’t make the cut. I didn’t really know what to do with it so I thought of creating a shopping section of the site but I didn’t want to clutter up the site that much for regular readers and at the same time, if you are looking for a great watch to buy, you probably don’t care about NFL highlights. In the end I decided to split off another site to shop.jordoncooper.com. For a lack of a better title, here’s introducing Jordon Cooper Outfitters. It’s a weblog that I hope to update five days a week with products, links, and articles designed to inspire you to get out and do stuff, create stuff, or just change make the world better. If you want to follow the site, you can subscribe to the RSS feed or follow the site on Twitter @theoutfitters
We’ll see how it goes.
Well Resonate is back online with a new look and feel and the website is now powered by WordPress. You can check out what Resonate is up to as a community, find out information about church planting, and also a listing of some of the emerging churches across the country. The RSS feed and Twitter account is also working.
While as a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, I would have loved to see Pacman Jones wreak havoc with the Winnipeg Bluebomber locker room, I am amazed how he messed this up. Twitter + Ustream = Unemployment. He has messed up in Tennessee, Dallas, and now has flunked out of Winnipeg.
That’s when someone called Jones, live, and presumably told him what league he was really going to.
Gotta love that commitment, Pac.
Throughout, fans chatted with the guy, some from Winnipeg. One told him it was cold here.
"Pain is only temporary," Jones said. "Besides, I’m only gonna be there for eight weeks… or shorter."
Good luck in that effort to get back into the NFL Pacman. You are going to need it.
Over on her blog
Several years ago someone got very angry at Jordon because he never phoned someone. Jordon’s reply was, I e-mail regularly and I don’t really call anyone anymore. The person was quite upset and ranted and raved about how stupid e-mail is. Now the situation was more complicated than that but Jordon was caught using the wrong kind of communication system than someone else and they took it personally.
I find myself in a similar situation. I publish this blog, contribute over at the cabin weblog, I use Upcoming, Twitter, Dopplr, and Flickr. When you combine all of that content, there is a lot of Wendy out there. You could even combine all of it together on Google’s Homepage if you wanted which would give you things like the weather at the lake and Saskatchewan Roughrider scores if you cared enough. For some that isn’t enough or it isn’t in the right format (e-mail, phone, paper) which causes problems for them. In the end it isn’t personal enough.
Which causes this problem
In the end, I tend to think that the problem isn’t the form of communication, it is the lack of relationship that allows you to go any deeper. If you didn’t have a relationship with me and wanted one again, I would think this would be frustrating but at the same time, it isn’t technology that is the problem, it is that we don’t have a relationship and paper, phone, or e-mail won’t change that.
I wonder how much angst over new communication forms is based in insecurity over the relationships we fear are slipping away.
The last couple of days I have been having a running discussion with Karen over at The Hedge Society on Twitter about why Apartment Therapy doesn’t use Twitter. Several of my favorite design sites all use Twitter and I follow many of them over at The Cooper Cabin. During our discussion made me realize that I use Twitter to follow friends but a lot of media sites as well. I follow ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, The Star Phoenix, the New York Times, and CBC Saskatchewan, on Twitter along with other media sites. Apartment Therapy slags Twitter a couple of times on their sites and maybe Biz and Ev have ugly apartments but whatever the reason, it seems odd that a media site whose bottom line depends on page views, would turn reject a free way to get more page views, retweets, and buzz about their site.
I started to think about how I rely less on RSS and more on Twitter to follow sites and decided to put JordonCooper.com on Twitter. My personal Twitter account will always been me talking about whatever I am thinking about in 140 characters. The JordonCooper.com Twitter account will be automated and generated by the RSS feed and content on JordonCooper.com as it is published to the site. Not quite a media empire but hopefully it will make it a little easier for those of you who are fans of the site and also diehard Twitter users.
This isn’t the only place where we tweet around the house, you can follow the entire household on Twitter
Well I quite Facebook the other day and am not one of the 200 million cool kids out there any longer. It’s not that big of deal for me as about a week after I signed up, it lost a lot of interest for me. I suppose it would be really good if you were a large family as it would be a good way of staying connected but the last time I checked, my family lived in my house or I am responsible for his dog. Plus we all rather enjoy Twitter. Except for Oliver, he isn’t that big of fan.
The only person I know who is passionate about Facebook is Gloria and she cares about a lot of things I don’t care about, like eating bran.
The only thing that I learned from Facebook is that a lot of people I know like quizzes about sex and like playing online Scrabble. Maybe this is why I prefer Flickr and Twitter. I can still be found on LinkedIn, Upcoming, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Dopplr, Google, Yahoo! Library Thing, and a couple of different blogs so I think people will be able to find me and yet at the same time, not send me any online quizzes to do.
In case you missed the big news about Twitter, it was acquired by my dog Maggi last week.
While it has since been broken into pieces, that dog toy below Maggi looks just like the Twitter mascot which we found at Old Navy. At it’s most recent evaluation, the toy Twitter was worth $6.99 but it’s rumored that Facebook was willing to give Maggi almost double but that in Facebook stock and tennis balls to fetch.