My Week in Social Media Circles

Community Towers I left last night’s #SOCADL/#SMCADL meeting wondering why I was involved with this group. I have asked myself this many a time.

Their were amazing people, interesting conversations, roads to take me along new paths in all aspects of my life.

Yet I still not understanding why I had chosen to get involved with this group and not others that I have been following and visiting for the last 2 years.

I’m also in another SocMed group, ‘The StartUp Club’, and I have made a few interesting friends with them. But that fizzled, both from my side and somehow so did they. Or maybe I am off their mailing list, I ain’t sure what’s going on.

Anyhow, I uploaded all my portrait photographs onto flickr from the night. Can you find your face among these portraits?

SCMadl Attendee SCMadl Attendee Sarah Thomas Ric Hayman and Mal Chia SMCadl Attendee David Eades Sarah Thomas

Mal Chia Mal Chia and Lee Hopkins Mal Chia, Unknown, Michael Millard & Lee Hopkins Steve Davis SCMadl Attendee Steve Davis

Richard Pascoe (@AdelaideTechGuy)

WOW! Seems the whole world found these photographs appealing.

The stats have been interesting. It appears all my flickr, twitter and facebook contacts must be checking them out. Thanks! The traffic has surpassed my expectations. It does remind me why I choose to be involved with the #SOCADL/#SMCADL crowd: ‘Portrait photography’ –  To capture our journey through photography. Plus maybe get a few photo jobs along the way. See you at the next meeting!

#SocADL Fingers on Phones As the first person to arrive for last night’s meeting of the #SMCADL / #SOCADL minds at the Deloitte building in Adelaide, I watched as many an Apple or other handheld device was brought out from bags.

Seems first dibs for Mayor of Deloitte on Foursquare was the most important issue.

I had hoped the devices would be put down once that issue was covered. No, that was not to be the case.

Many of these people, usually very sociable, continued to nose-dive into the glass bowl that held their lives.

Look, I am not complaining, I too wish I had one of the devices. It’s bad enough now with my Apple Touch. Our life is being controlled by the very device that you thought would help you control your life. What an Interesting twist of irony!

Do you remember life prior to Twitter?
Didn’t we all write essays, stories, articles, tutorials in sentences longer than 140 characters? I remember these days – I don’t remember how I managed to do it. On the upside, I like succinctness. I like refining my sentences to say more with less. I like that twitter is teaching some people to listen more and speak less.
Yet here I am, writing more than I have before.

2 thoughts on “My Week in Social Media Circles

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  1. i’m finding myself dipping my toes in both the start-up club meetings and also the social media club meetings, i’m interested to know what you believe are the pros and cons of each, for instance the start up club meetings seem to be quite unstructured? your thoughts?


  2. Loc, thanks for asking great questions. Rather than answer them hear, give me a few days to compile my thoughts whenupon I will publish them as an article. Cool?


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