#213 Special MUG Presentation on Social Media

Today is Wednesday July 8th, 2009 and this is show number 213. This special midweek treat came about because back in May I had the pleasure of presenting all about social media at a local Macintosh User’s Group. I brought my Zoom H2 and set it up on the tiny little tripod in front of me as I spoke. I figured it was a long shot, but the recording actually came out pretty good! I cut most of the questions from the audience because you couldn’t quite hear them, figured it would be just mean to include them. I entitled my talk “Social Media for Grownups”, trying to explain what each of the different big services are and why you might want to use a wiki, or whether as a grownup you should use Facebook or MySpace, and what’s Twitter all about anyway. I hope you enjoy this midweek treat!

(Boring) slides for this presentation are available at SlideShare.net.

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7 thoughts on “#213 Special MUG Presentation on Social Media

  1. Katie - July 11, 2009

    Hey Al-
    You referenced a keynote you did for this presentation. Any chance you could post the keynote or maybe PDFs of the slides if you think it’s relevant? Even though you did say it was boring. 🙂

  2. Anonymous - July 11, 2009

    Your presentation sounded like great fun. I would have loved to have been in attendance. …. and yes you were talking at about 90 mph. Must have been the adrenalin. 🙂 Great job!

  3. Mark Sheppard - July 11, 2009

    That anonymous guy above, is me. 🙂

  4. podfeet - July 11, 2009

    Katie – great idea! Even though they are boring, I updated the post with the link at the top to SlideShare.net with the slides.

  5. podfeet - July 11, 2009

    Mark – I’m amazed you could post anonymously – that’s very odd! I would have thought WordPress would have made me approve, or Akismet would have blocked it as spam. how’d you do that?

  6. Steve - July 12, 2009

    Hey, your talk seems to drag. Could you talk a bit faster? 😉

  7. TheMacMommy - February 24, 2010

    Today during my long car drive, I played the “pick a random podcast game” where, without looking, I swipe down the iPhone and randomly pick an episode to listen to. Ok, well, that’s actually not true. I was driving and didn’t want to take my eyes off the road, was in a hurry & desperate to listen to a podcast (well, one of yours anyhow because I miss you — I don’t know how I’ll ever catch up. Wish these kids would sleep more!) and I just picked one at random and this is the episode that came up. (had to explain that otherwise you’d be like “what!? why is she listening to a podcast from back in July for crying out loud?)


    Thanks for making me laugh. My ride home from the doctor’s office was very depressing (insurance issues, what else is new) and listening to this helped me keep my mind off of that crap for a while. It’s always so nice to have you in the car with me. I think even Keagan recognizes your voice 🙂

    So I had to leave a comment. (just not worthy of 140 this time) I was listening to your presentation and laughing because you sounded so comical. It was like listening to a geek do standup comedy for a specialized crowd. (albeit with the fast forward button pressed down. Hey, you should listen to yourself in fast forward mode! It’s like a listening to a chipmunk on crack! Ah, that’s ok, I’m originally from the east and I could understand every single word. 😉

    I hate to say it, but there were times throughout this presentation I couldn’t help but envisioning lots of octogenarians sitting around — ladies knitting blankets, men in their pajamas and slippers saying “What’s this facespace titter tw tw tweeter thing for?” and “now why in Sam Hell would I want to do that?” or “can I put a picture of my cat Morris as my profile photo?” Oh, and also in my visualization, all these people looked like the characters in Far Side cartoons with beehives, funky glasses, and long chins. Ok, I don’t think that was your audience, but I was driving and sleep deprived at the time, so forgive me.

    I also couldn’t help comparing you to @GaryVee because you were so passionate about this you reminded me of him. I think he says something like “sniffy sniff” as his catch phrase and I was thinking you should say “wikki wik” because you love wikis so much. Maybe you should get little podfeet wrist bands made up too.

    ha ha just kidding

    Anyhow, really liked this one. Now, my question to you is, would you still describe these tools the same way today as you did then? If not, what do you think has changed? For the better or worse?

    Just curious.

    Love ya!

    (476 Words)

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