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C3 Richmond Sums Up The WeekIt's been awhile since I posted, we have been extremely busy, as always...
Here are a few notes from the last week or so...
- Facebook will be making changes to the layout of its business pages. Here's what you need to know: http://thewebissocial.com/?p=628
- Ok, there are enough early-adopter Richmonders on now, so let's talk about Foursquare. From http://bit.ly/cN2HkS:
- Some things that made me happy in the hectic past week or two:
- The use of social media to help during disaster. Too many cases involving Haiti to even begin, but think of all the aid and good it is doing... here's two that came to mind:
- How, through communication via cell phones, apps, and online access, people were even saved.
- Also noted: Twitter's human touch amid the horror of Haiti
- An anonymous person began posting Dwell satire:
Why did this make me giggle? Because I have always railed against the aloof supa-too-cool-for-you attitude that emanates from so much architecture / media entities. I have always embraced an honest, "laugh at yourself tone while educating others" approach, obviously evidenced at @greenmodernkits / @copelandcasati... if you intimidate people, how are they going to feel comfortable asking you questions?
- iPad... yeah, we know, we know...
- On our own web agency in Richmond, Virginia front, we were honored to be asked to comment on social media in Richmond Grid...
- I will be teaching a course giving a general overview on how to use social media for farmers on February 13th. If you would like to register your small business for this (it's only $20!), please do so here: http://5thgrowersworkshop.eventbrite.com/
(Also check out the fantastic other programs!!! Backyard poultry! Bee keeping! And more!)
And more fantastic happenings: http://www.centerforruralculture.org/events.php
- Speaking of gardening... here's a nifty, practical, frugal, sensible and HUGE cold frame project I ran across and adore: http://onestraw.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/ghetto-fabulous-cold-frame-a-photo-essay/ You could say it doesn't have anything to do with media, I respond: By creating a simple blog, posting pictures and information online, someone discovered it on twitter, broadcast it out, and it reached me, now you, to maybe inspire someone to do the same.
I. Am inspired.
I'm Copeland Casati, of Copeland Casati Media,
the original C3 in Richmond creative arts and media since 1999.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on twitter, @copelandcasati. If you are a Facebook enthusiast, we can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Copeland-Casati-Media-C3/52352550685