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Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Blog Potomac Part 1 (#blogpotomac)

BlogPotomac was a social media marketing event which took place June 12, 2009, in Falls Church, VA. This conference was trending on Twitter through a good portion of the day. Only the Tweets from the day of the conference are posted below. (The posts also had to be split into more than one blog post due to the length of the content.)

For those who love stats, here are some taken from the Twitter data for #blogpotomac:

Top Contributors

1. @lindsaymallen – 70
2. @bethjbates – 61
3. @ewengel – 56
4. @Jillfoster – 56
5. @amberportercox – 55
6. @mammaloves – 55
7. @clairethomey – 54
8. @chrisabraham – 54
9. @SarahWurrey – 52
10. @declutteryou – 47

3,655 tweets, 607 contributors, 522.1 tweets per day

All times are Pacific Time

June 12, 2009
1:15 am debbieweil: Headed to Toledo for the day on the fast train (30 mins south of Madrid). Tips welcome! Have fun everyone at #BlogPotomac
2:15 am GeoffLiving: Time to get up and have some quiet time before the #blogpotomac festivities begin in earnest…
2:39 am shonali: Oooh. Woke up with a really bad tummy ache. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to #blogpotomac… πŸ™
2:40 am lizscherer: Morning All. #blogpotomac. I’ll be there today – hope to see you IRL!
2:42 am immunity: Up early. I guess the excitement of #blogpotomac was the motivator. time for toast.
2:43 am annagabbert: Getting ready for #blogpotomac& hoping that I won’t have to run outside to move my car every 2 hours.
2:45 am shonali: @BarbaraNixon Aw. Someone who was at #prnews called it my plummy dialect. LOL. #blogpotomac
2:46 am immunity: @annagabbert good question, what is the parking situation at the state theater for #blogpotomac? @Navstar is down the street from there.
2:50 am lizscherer: Follow the Tweets from #BlogPotomac today #followfriday
2:50 am tlockemy: Only #blogpotomac could get me out of bed this early.
2:51 am thursdayb: Prepping to drive from Laurel MD to Falls Church VA for #BlogPotomac ? this may be the furthest I’ve driven alone since college.
2:52 am immunity: Follow #blogpotomac tweets today at @wthashtag http://wthashtag.com/blogpotomac
3:02 am wendyscherer: @chrisabraham you are too kind. hitting the road shortly toward #blogpotomac save me some coffee!
3:12 am henrim: @GeoffLiving is there wireless at #blogpotomac. Couldn’t find the details on the site. (sorry to interrupt) your quiet time.
3:14 am contactjeff: on the road soon for my second #blogpotomac and to see @shel @scottmonty @geoffliving @technosailor and others. Looking forward to it.
3:16 am wneuheisel: on my way to #blogpotomac for the day
3:18 am Jillfoster: Enjoying quiet walk to waterfront in Old Town, VA … #BlogPotomac bound in 1 hr…oh yea in Alexandria, VA http://loopt.us/LPN7Gw.t
3:24 am zerostrategist: Sleep, Coffee, Laptop, Gear….on my way to #blogpotomac in a bit. Normally when I go to the State Theater late and am going to see a band
3:27 am GeoffLiving: @henrim If you have a broadband card, bring it. Wifi may be spotty. #blogpotomac
3:32 am shonali: @arikhanson @bethharte @lisahoffmann et al Don’t think I can make it to #blogpotomac. Tummy’s killing me. Will try for later if better.
3:32 am shashib: RT @immunity: Follow #blogpotomac tweets today at @wthashtag http://wthashtag.com/blogpotomac
3:38 am ilabelu: RT @wneuheisel: on my way to #blogpotomac for the day. Looking forward to this social media event.
3:43 am julieminevich: I’m up, getting ready for #blogpotomac! Hopefully will be able to grab coffee somewhere. πŸ™‚
3:49 am GeoffLiving: OK, it’s time to go, #BlogPotomac!
3:50 am _sarakate_: Up and getting ready to head out for #BlogPotomac for the day. Be prepared for lots of Tweets. First attempt at liveblogging an event πŸ™‚
3:52 am chrishemrick: on my way to #blogpotomac in a few minutes — can’t wait!
3:54 am rachelrule: Heading to #BlogPotomac this morning.
3:54 am lizscherer: Leaving shortly for VA. So catch you guys from #BlogPotomac.
4:02 am declutteryou: Headed out for #blogpotomac in Falls Church. Have a great day Tweeple.
4:04 am GeoffLiving: @contactjeff veterans welcome #blogpotomac
4:05 am shonali: Wow, tea really is a miracle cure. @arikhanson @bethharte @lisahoffmann See you at #blogpotomac after all!
4:05 am shonali: I’m not taking my laptop to #blogpotomac so no tweeting from me today. There’ll be enough folks doing that anyway. πŸ˜‰ Happy Friday!
4:05 am bethschillaci: Getting ready to head out to #blogpotomac
4:06 am rickdassler: Headed to #blogpotomac! Had fun chatting with @lizstrauss last night. Looking forward to your talk.
4:08 am jaywalk1: Ok getting ready to roll out to #blogpotomac. Appreciating the fact that I can actually avoid DC today!
4:09 am SarahWurrey: Stayed out too late with a friend last night after the #blogpotomac happy hour. I am draaaggging this morning. Coffee, a big one, stat.
4:09 am digitalsista: wow look at all the great people heading out to #blogpotomac, going to be a great day
4:10 am cjliving: Happy #BlogPotomac Day! Hope you blogger folk enjoy!
4:11 am julieminevich: Looks like most people are driving in to #blogpotomac. If you are metroing to East Falls Church DM me.
4:12 am julieminevich: This is a silly question but is there somewhere to get coffee at #blogpotomac. What do the insiders know that I don’t? πŸ™‚
4:12 am pjkerley: Headed to #blogpotomac today. I just hope I don’t spend all day trying to do work AND learn something…
4:13 am Sisarina: a ton of people I follow are going to #blogpotomac – sorry I’m missing it but meetings must go on. Enjoy!
4:17 am sradick: Heading into Falls Church for #blogpotomac today – great way to end the week!
4:17 am AmberCadabra: Up and waiting for @jillfoster to come get me (us) for #blogpotomac. I have coffee but I may need something stronger.
4:20 am shashib: 9 miles to #blogpotomac
4:20 am DougMeacham: On the plane to Chicago. Hope to be in DC for #BlogPotomac by 1pm. Fingers crossed. You guys go ahead and start without me.
4:22 am lalamax: en route to #BlogPotomac
4:23 am immunity: @julieminevich I don’t know. I was hoping there will be coffee there at #blogpotomac. leaving the house now to get there.
4:23 am techchix: @julieminevich starbucks is few blocks down on rt. 7. #blogpotomac
4:24 am DougMeacham: There WILL be Social Karaoke tonite in DC after #BlogPotomac. 1823 L Street NW.
4:24 am techchix: First one in line this morning cuz I want a good seat next to a power outlet. #blogpotomac
4:28 am AmberCadabra: Getting a ride to #blogpotomac with @lizstrauss @scottmonty and @shel with @jillfoster as chauffeur. Why do I feel like the misfit here?
4:29 am meganmcq: Headed to #blogpotomac!
4:30 am digitalsista: RT @AmberCadabra: Getting a ride to #blogpotomac with @lizstrauss @scottmonty and @shel with @jillfoster as chauffeur. Why do I feel lik …
4:31 am rupertmike: In cab en route to #blogpotomac. All-star lineup. Woo hoo!
4:31 am kbodnar32: I hope everyone has a great time today at #blogpotomac Wish I could be there.
4:32 am annagabbert: Will be late to #blogpotomac – rescuing BF from his broken-down car on 495.
4:33 am maddiegrant: #blogpotomac today! W00t!
4:34 am jamienotter: So jealous of my #blogpotomac buddies
4:38 am DavidBThomas: RT @kbodnar32 I hope everyone has a great time today at #blogpotomac Wish I could be there.
4:40 am tlockemy: on my way to #blogpotomac hopefully traffic lets up soon http://twitpic.com/76s0f
4:41 am JessieX: Wishing all the good people at #blogpotomac a most-fab event. Learn lots. Share lots. Connect. Oh… and tweet, pls, as if I had to ask. πŸ™‚
4:42 am amandachapel: @shashib “9 miles to #blogpotomac” Which means you’re approximately 238,857 miles from planet earth.
4:43 am amberportercox: Rise and shine #BlogPotomac here I come… Giggle…. Wait – lemme get my coffee first! πŸ™‚ looking forward to meeting new peeps!
4:44 am kkemple: Wish I could be at #blogpotomac Have fun everyone!
4:44 am rupertmike: And #blogpotomac is on the marquee. http://yfrog.com/5b6cfuj
4:48 am ilabelu: Got to Falls Church without fighting a ton of traffic and managed not to get lost and make uneccessary turns #BlogPotomac
4:49 am LRHoffman: On my way to #BlogPotomac
4:49 am lindydreyer: On the road to #blogpotomac. Party of three. Save us a seat @techchix. πŸ˜‰
4:53 am MiriamKagan: Getting ready to go to #blogpotomac. Looking forward to it!
4:53 am PRSoapbox: If you’re headed to #blogpotomac, make sure you say hi to @CMcGurn. He’s a great guy and a real PR Pro. πŸ™‚
4:53 am SodexoCareers: Hitting DC traffic on my way to #blogpotomac in VA
4:56 am clairethomey: Picking up @starbucks for me and @bethjbates before #blogpotomac.
4:59 am technosailor: How is traffic on 495 between Bethesda and 66? #blogpotomac
5:00 am 4GreenPs: So much conferencing, so little time! Off to #blogpotomac. People are fired up – it will be great to meet so many tweeps.
5:02 am GeoffLiving: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:03 am lindydreyer: @ewengel, @maddiegrant and I are winding thru DC on our way to #blogpotomac. Paleolithic laptop in tow.
5:03 am blogpotomac: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:03 am KBu: Sitting in traffic – gosh I miss DC. #blogpotomac
5:04 am storyassistant: Ditto [email protected] Gr8 night meeting @allanschoenberg @amymengel @bethharte @ambercadabra @sonnygill @scotthepburn at #blogpotomac dinner.
5:04 am meganmcq: RT @blogpotomac #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:06 am KBu: RT @GeoffLiving #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:07 am elliotschimel: Rt @geoffliving #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:07 am pjkerley: There’s a line at #blogpotomac…
5:07 am GloriaBell: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet! (via @blogpotomac)
5:07 am CMcGurn: RT @GeoffLiving: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:07 am peggyhoffman: @lindydreyer enjoy and report on all things #blogpotomac
5:09 am ilabelu: We’re in! Controlled chaos. #BlogPotomac
5:10 am CMcGurn: Heading over to #blogpotomac to rub elbows w/ the area’s top bloggers and Twitterati. See you there!
5:11 am tjohns06: had to send a few emails this morn, but I’m headed to #blogpotomac now!
5:11 am Sharif28: Wish I had heard about #blogpotomac earlier. Gotta love a conference where the bar opens at 2:45!
5:11 am tjohns06: RT @GeoffLiving: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:11 am jesshibb: @bethschillaci Ooh, have fun! We expect lots of tweet tidbits from #blogpotomac. πŸ™‚
5:13 am KateDickman: Is in bumper to bumper traffic on 95.. Will be late to #blogpotomac
5:14 am ilabelu: Gee, I could have provided the @blogpotomac label, that’s my job #BlogPotomac
5:15 am techchix: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet! (via @blogpotomac) (via @gloriabell)
5:17 am arikhanson: Enjoying breakfast at something called “lucky 7” in falls church. Gearing up for #blogpotomac.
5:18 am GeoffLiving: #BlogPotomac 2009: Doors are open! http://mobypicture.com/?rm4yon
5:18 am declutteryou: Just got set up at #blogpotomac on the FiOS connection. Should be a great day
5:19 am rickdassler: next to @ilabelyou and @emilydeck at #blogpotomac and online… weehoo
5:20 am immunity: In front of the state theater, parking is full already. #blogpotomac
5:20 am marketingMisfit: @digitalsista wishing u luck 2day woman!!! kick some @ss @ #blogpotomac πŸ™‚
5:21 am psubuzz: Should be at #blogpotomac but am cranking on a proposal. Guess there is always next year… New goal is to try and get a run in today.
5:21 am PRtini: @arikhanson can’t wait to see the tweets from you and everyone else at #blogpotomac. Have a great time!
5:23 am netsolcares: RT @techchix: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet! (via @blogpotomac) (via @gloriabell)
5:24 am cheapsuits: hashtag bomb ######## BOOM #blogpotomac
5:24 am thinklynsen: Good morning #blogpotomac! I’ll be live tweeting today…look forward to meeting lots of new people!
5:25 am henrim: RT @tjohns06: RT @GeoffLiving: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
5:25 am barn: Turns out I promised my 4 yr-old that I’d take her to work for the morning … but today is #blogpotomac! I hope she’s feeling social.
5:25 am matterhornpat: settling in at #blogpotomac, great theatre…blues tonight!
5:29 am pjkerley: RT @GloriaBell: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet! (via @blogpotomac)
5:29 am johnrhopkins: Setup and ready to learn at #blogpotomac some great people here πŸ™‚ – Photo: http://bkite.com/08qsL
5:30 am techchix: @lindydreyer still got your seats. #blogpotomac
5:30 am marketingMisfit: RT @techchix: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet! (via @blogpotomac) (via @gloriabell)
5:30 am tlockemy: n washington is 29 just in case anyone passed it twice like me #blogpotomac
5:32 am clairethomey: Today couldn’t be better.. #blogpotomac and then @blackviolin concert tonight at @Parkat14th!!
5:32 am allanschoenberg: Is at #blogpotomac all day #fb
5:32 am sonnygill: Sitting next to @shonali and @lisahoffmann at the State Theater. Ready to kick things off #blogpotomac
5:33 am localpolitechs: Headed to #blogpotomac
5:33 am clairethomey: @illuminatedeye #blogpotomac today, @blackviolin concert tonight, Movie on the Barn Sat. night, No Doubt concert Sun night!!
5:34 am thinklynsen: W00t – just said hi to @lizstrauss – can’t wait to hear her talk later! #blogpotomac
5:34 am zerostrategist: Setting up & about to get some coffee at #blogpotomac
5:36 am jaywalk1: At #blogpotomac sitting with @jcberk & @declutteryou . Got on the wi-fi so my heart is beating at a normal rate again.
5:36 am SarahWurrey: Totally late for #blogpotomac, ergh!
5:36 am jonnew: @ambercadbra @betharte Were are you? #blogpotomac
5:36 am rachelrule: sitting by @ilabelu and @sonnygill at #BlogPotomac
5:37 am declutteryou: @SarahWurrey Don’t worry Sarah – we’ll keep a seat warm for ya at #blogpotomac
5:37 am clairethomey: Everyone’s so friendly at #blogpotomac! I’ve met some very nice people already and I’ve only been here for 30 minutes!
5:38 am KimbaGreen: MetroStar is LIVE Blogging from #blogpotomac check it out! http://tinyurl.com/n5vkf4
5:38 am lifeatmcgladrey: setting up at #blogpotomac. Keeping an eye out for @sodexocareers and @erikhanson
5:38 am bencurnett: State Theater is a great place for a conference http://is.gd/ZLxe #blogpotomac
5:39 am creativeblogs: http://bit.ly/JThzk Reporting live NOW from Blog Potomac #blogpotomac
5:39 am RachelleLacroix: @thinklynsen Looking forward to meeting you today! I’ll be there shortly! #blogpotomac
5:40 am creativeblogs: Reporting live from Blog Potomac and wishing @DigitalDynamo well today #dtvtranstion http://bit.ly/JThzk #blogpotomac
5:41 am lizscherer: Full house at #blogpotomac
5:41 am amberportercox: @allanschoenberg phew, thanks! I hope @Geoffliving doesn’t make me write sentences on the chalkboard for being tardy to #BlogPotomac πŸ˜‰
5:41 am shel: At #BlogPotomac. Lots of energy here, even as folks have their first cups of coffee. Should be a fun day. My talk: cultural barriers.
5:42 am storyassistant: All set up here at #blogpotomac – sitting with @allanschoenberg & @arikhanson – room is packed…
5:42 am againer: Heading to the state theatre running a little late for #blogpotomac
5:42 am meganmcq: #blogpotomac #blogpotomac #blogpotomac…im behind the sound system it would be great to meet you! http://sml.vg/72AghG
5:42 am organicmania: Running late to #blogpotomac. Happy to have DH home after 10 days away. How do single Moms do it? Ack! May blog abt this. Whadya think?
5:43 am jwatrel: Excited about #blogpotomac. With Sherie Winston and anxious to hear @scottmonty!
5:43 am chrishemrick: settling in at #blogpotomac
5:43 am PRSA_NCC: Sponsoring today’s Blog Potomac. If you’re here drop by our table. Follow the discussions #blogpotomac
5:44 am thinklynsen: @RachelleLacroix Looking forward to meeting you too! I’m sitting in the middle back of the middle level. #blogpotomac
5:44 am annagabbert: Finally got online at #blogpotomac, sitting with @gabrielmkey up towards the front.
5:44 am mgharavi: Thanks for the plug! πŸ™‚ RT @KimbaGreen: MetroStar is LIVE Blogging from #blogpotomac check it out! http://tinyurl.com/n5vkf4
5:44 am jonnew: @arikanson Where are you in the room? #blogpotomac
5:44 am AmberCadabra: All the way in the front row at #blogpotomac because that’s how I roll.
5:44 am AlbrightDC: Getting settled at #BlogPotomac. It’s cold in here.
5:44 am thursdayb: #blogpotomac Getting some good talking in before the speakers get started.
5:44 am AaronGoulette: @Sarahwurrey is late for #blogpotomac.
5:44 am storyassistant: @meganmcq Turn up the sound would you?! πŸ™‚ Thanks for working this… #blogpotomac
5:45 am storyassistant: @jonnew He’s on the left hand side of the room at a table…next to me #blogpotomac
5:45 am mgharavi: Here at #blogpotomac set up and ready to go, with the @zerostrategist himself, liveblogging it at http://tinyurl.com/n5vkf4
5:45 am shel: @GeoffLiving kicking things off. #blogpotomac
5:46 am creativeblogs: Geoff Livingston is up giving Blog Potomac a warm start! #blogpotomac
5:46 am matterhornpat: ready for #blogpotomac – http://bkite.com/08quz
5:46 am bethjbates: @GeoffLiving taking the stage at #blogpotomac. Yeehaw!
5:47 am jmMcL: finally connected at #blogpotomac
5:47 am rickdassler: #blogpotomac Also next to @rachelrule @sonnygill @shonali @jonnew @thursdayb
5:47 am jessicaknows: #blogpotomac begins!
5:47 am mattspencer1969: at #blogpotomac to share strategies for evangelizing new media strategies for establishment washington clients
5:47 am ASCD: Hanging out with social media gurus at Blog Potomac #blogpotomac
5:47 am shonali: Can’t resist pulling out the old cell to tweet just a lil fm #blogpotomac. @Lisahoffmann @sonnygill @jonnew are all on laptops, LOL.
5:48 am julieminevich: Sitting next to @rupertmike at #blogpotomac. Haven’t introduced myself to the woman on my right yet… πŸ™‚
5:48 am jcberk: Best wifi I’ve seen at a conference in a while. With @jaywalk1 & @declutteryou at #blogpotomac. Looking forward to the day!
5:48 am clairethomey: #blogpotomac is just kicking off… @GeoffLiving giving the opening remarks
5:48 am JanisHall: MetroStar is LIVE Blogging from #blogpotomac check it out! http://tinyurl.com/n5vkf4
5:48 am SukiFuller: helping out #blogpotomac checking people wifi signal = Fios 2.4 or Fios 5 password = Revolution9
5:48 am chrishemrick: sitting with @sradick and @tjohns06 at #blogpotomac — about 200 people here I think
5:48 am jaywalk1: I’ll be tweeting throughout but you can follow all #blogpotomac tweets today at http://wthashtag.com/Blogpotomac
5:49 am arikhanson: Best news of the day: No slide decks! Really, I don’t think we’ll top that all day πŸ˜‰ #blogpotomac
5:49 am ilabelu: @mikethornsbury that is hilarious. I am the State Theater now @blogpotomac #blogpotomac
5:49 am techchix: @marketingMisfit Are you at #blogpotomac? Would love to meet IRL.
5:49 am julieminevich: “No powerpoint today. All conversation” says @GeoffLiving at #blogpotomac. Lots of cheering.
5:49 am maddiegrant: getting ready to get my tweet on for BlogPotomac! #blogpotomac
5:50 am SarahWurrey: Arrived in the nick of time for Blog Potomac and snagged a seat in the back. Typical cool kid. πŸ˜‰ #blogpotomac
5:50 am EmilyDeck: Meeting great new people and getting ready to hear the day’s speakers at #blogpotomac
5:50 am storyassistant: @CubanaLAF Ha! Because @arikhanson is so tall…right:) #blogpotomac
5:50 am techchix: @julieminevich Did you find the Starbucks down the street? #blogpotomac I’m on left side wearing a shirt that says “I’m tweeting this”
5:50 am immunity: #blogpotomac peeps choose the fios networks and the password is revolution9 (someone is a beatles fan)
5:50 am chrishemrick: if you’re at #blogpotomac and looking for a consulting gig, find me — black short-sleeved shirt and khaki pants
5:50 am TexanAtHeart: All the way in the front row at #blogpotomac because that’s how I roll. (via @AmberCadabra)
5:50 am sradick: RT @shel: Jen McClure is touting SNCR. If you’re not paying attention to Society for New Communication Research, you should. #blogpotomac
5:51 am ilabelu: Never seen so many laptops open at one time in one location. I feel inadequate with only my BB. #blogpotomac
5:51 am ZRedTech: So is it snicker.org? can’t find it #blogpotomac
5:51 am sonnygill: Best part of #blogpotomac? NO powerpoints. Yippee!
5:51 am shonali: #Blogpotomac @jenmcclure takes the stage after @geoffliving’s awesome intro. Yay SNCR!
5:51 am storyassistant: http://twitpic.com/76vk3 – #blogpotomac has now begun!
5:51 am bethjbates: @shel up next…#blogpotomac
5:51 am KateDickman: Stopping to get my Dunkin Donuts fix.. Will be at state theater any moment.. Anyone craving munchkins? πŸ˜‰ #blogpotomac
5:51 am storyassistant: @jonnew You can’t miss him…he’s 6’5″…with sun glasses on his head @arikhanson #blogpotomac
5:51 am iHapa: at #blogpotomac! @shel of SNCR is up.
5:51 am svenburg: I’m at #blogpotomac where @GeoffLiving just kicked it off. Should be a good day.
5:51 am chrisabraham: Look at all of these happy glowing laptop screens and Geoff’s red shirt at #blogpotomac http://yfrog.us/5iww4z
5:51 am McTeags: At #blogpotomac w/@fizuna and lots others. Looking forward to hearing great conversation on social media
5:51 am _sarakate_: Finally made it to #BlogPotomac! Long walk from the Metro in the heat! Here now and thankful for air conditioning!
5:51 am maddiegrant: @shel about to take stage. w00t! #blogpotomac
5:51 am sweetsue: Couldn’t make #blogpotomac? Follow the liveblogging at http://bit.ly/dcblog1 and also http://bit.ly/dcblog2 RT
5:51 am ScottHepburn: Hanging at #BlogPotomac — @geoffliving @jen_mcclure rocking the mic. @shel taking the stage. Awesome speakers.
5:52 am jaywalk1: Shel Holtz taking the stage #blogpotomac
5:52 am SarahWurrey: Heh, @shel kicks off #blogpotomac with a Star Trek “red shirt” geek joke. I can’t decide if it’s a good thing that I got it! πŸ˜‰
5:52 am arikhanson: Apparently, I overdressed b/c @geoffliving is rocking the t-shirt/jeans look today. I have no fashion sense… #blogpotomac
5:52 am declutteryou: @shel is our first speaker of the day @ #blogpotomac Keynote – “Integration Challenges”
5:52 am annagabbert: @ZRedTech It’s http://www.sncr.org – @sradick is also a fellow! #blogpotomac
5:52 am jaywalk1: @dmullen you in the house? #blogpotomac
5:52 am RedHatGov: Totally missed @shelholtz’s red shirt comment, but he seems to be surviving without powerpoint. #blogpotomac
5:53 am julieminevich: @techchix Didn’t get 2 @Starbucks but grabbbed coffee here. Will look 4U. (Love the shirt already.) I’m in sunny yellow. πŸ™‚ #blogpotomac
5:53 am SarahWurrey: Presentation from @shel – Cultural barriers to implementation of social media in corporations. #blogpotomac
5:53 am julieminevich: RT @annagabbert: @ZRedTech It’s http://www.sncr.org – @sradick is also a fellow! #blogpotomac
5:53 am againer: Shel holtz is afraid of no powerpoint at #blogpotomac
5:53 am svenburg: “I heard I couldn’t use Powerpoint, but I brought my remote so I can forward myself” (holding up the device) #blogpotomac
5:53 am immunity: Shel Holtz (@shel) is up as the morning keynote speaking about culture challenges #blogpotomac
5:53 am ZRedTech: Round of applause for Shel. #blogpotomac
5:53 am chrisabraham: http://ping.fm/p/I6UpI – Look at all the glowing screens in the dark theatre at #blogpotomac
5:54 am GloriaBell: http://twitpic.com/76vpt – And #blogpotomac starts!
5:54 am creativeblogs: Shel Holtz- speaker at #blogpotomac. Cultural barriers to the implementation of social media. Watch live coverage http://bit.ly/JThzk
5:54 am clairethomey: @shel just said “culture” – the anthropologist in me just got all flittery inside! πŸ˜‰ #blogpotomac
5:54 am chrisabraham: Look at all the glowing screens in the dark theatre at #blogpotomac – Photo: http://bkite.com/08qvv
5:54 am jonnew: Holtz: Barrier 1 to SM is “Legal.” #blogpotomac
5:54 am maddiegrant: http://sncr.org/ – looks kewl #blogpotomac
5:54 am SNCR: SNCR is sponsoring and SNCR Fellow Geoff Livingston and Jen McClure are co-hosting #BlogPotomac today at a cool old theatre in VA.
5:54 am bethjbates: @shel..legalities around social media tends to lean toward the legal counsel of an org #blogpotomac
5:55 am SarahWurrey: RT (Who needs natural light?) @chrisabraham http://ping.fm/p/I6UpI – Look at all the glowing screens in the dark theatre at #blogpotomac
5:55 am pjkerley: @shel Barrier 1 to social media use – the law – general counsels who come up with reasons not to blog, tweet, etc #blogpotomac
5:55 am mixtmedia: Sad that I can’t be with you all today at #blogpotomac. will be “listening in” here & there via your tweets.
5:55 am sarahmarchetti: I’m going to be the slow kid at #blogpotomac. My laptop is on it’s last leg so I’m tweeting from my iphone. Follow me for old news πŸ˜‰
5:55 am _sarakate_: RT @clairethomey: @shel just said “culture” – the anthropologist in me just got all flittery inside! πŸ˜‰ #blogpotomac *Me, too! πŸ™‚
5:55 am dmullen: @jaywalk1 i’m not… πŸ™ wife got a nasty stomach bug yesterday, so I needed to stay back to take care of her and the kids. #blogpotomac
5:55 am LDpodcast: Shel Holtz giving a great presentation on corporate culture at #blogpotomac
5:56 am EmilyDeck: Listening to @shel discuss cultural barriers to implementing social media #blogpotomac
5:56 am thinklynsen: Agreed – RT @maddiegrant: http://sncr.org/ – looks kewl #blogpotomac
5:56 am chrisabraham: http://ping.fm/p/0svrU – More happy laptops glowing in adoration of @geoffliving at #blogpotomac
5:56 am amymengel: Hehe. RT @chrisabraham: Look at all the glowing screens in the dark theatre at #blogpotomac – Photo: http://bkite.com/08qvv
5:56 am henrim: @shel is talking corporate culture and social media. Making good point about lawyers and social media risks #blogpotomac
5:56 am ScottHepburn: @KateDickman Didn’t know you’re at #BlogPotomac — can’t wait to meet you!
5:56 am rjsauter: Sounds like a great group (as usual) at #Blogpotomac Hi @shonali & @jenmcclure!!
5:56 am chrisabraham: More happy laptops glowing in adoration of @geoffliving at #blogpotomac – Photo: http://bkite.com/08qvK
5:56 am vargasl: @dmullen Good husband! πŸ˜‰ I am not at #BlogPotomac either…last minute schedule change.
5:57 am sradick: @shel says that lawyers give people two options to talk publicly – either say nothing or blather on about nothing #blogpotomac
5:57 am SNCR: SNCR Fellow Shel Holtz is speaking about corporate cultural barriers to social media adoption #BlogPotomac.
5:58 am julieminevich: @SarahWurrey I can’t tell if I’m in the picture or not but I think yes: http://ping.fm/p/I6UpI #blogpotomac (pic c/o @chrisabraham)
5:58 am stephstad: RT @chrisabraham: More happy laptops glowing in adoration of @geoffliving at #blogpotomac – Photo: http://bkite.com/08qvK
5:58 am thinklynsen: Companies that respond well to crises – are transparent, acknowledge fault, etc. – reap financial rewards, according to study. #blogpotomac
5:58 am shonali: Finally got to meet @shel @shashib at #blogpotomac. @shel’s sans PPT but w/ remote so he can ‘advance himself.’ LOL.
5:58 am tjohns06: Being transparent has a payoff for the CEO. #blogpotomac how about for the taxpayer?
5:58 am maddiegrant: Being authentic and being transparent has a payoff for the CEO. Helps him [or her!] sleep at night. [Shel Holtz] #blogpotomac
5:59 am matterhornpat: “worry about losing control, contend we never had it to begin with” @shel #blogpotomac
5:59 am McTeags: Engaging with people has a real bottom line advantage-our job is to show CEOs what that is (from @shelholz) #blogpotomac
5:59 am technosailor: @shel keynoting at #blogpotomac
5:59 am SNCR: #Shel Holtz says that corporate control of the message has always been a fantasy #blogpotomac
5:59 am wthashtag: @blogpotomac We’re happy to hear you’re finding the #blogpotomac page useful. Don’t forget the tweet transcript afterwards.
5:59 am chrisabraham: Video excerpt of @shelholtz at #blogpotomac http://yfrog.us/07sk7z
5:59 am SarahWurrey: Companies who use transparency and social media to communicate in a crisis see less stock price fallout as a result. @shel #blogpotomac
6:00 am tjohns06: Organization owns social media… #blogpotomac not sure I agree, although I agree leadership is necessary
6:00 am EmilyDeck: Big question still remains and is discussed over who owns social media within organization. #blogpotomac
6:00 am technosailor: Hmm… not more than an hr into #blogpotomac & @zappos has been namedropped. @zappos is the new @dell apparently. Time to find a new example
6:01 am creativeblogs: #blogpotomac Shel Holtz speaks about “who owns social media?” PR, communications? It is a matter of leadership developing a cohesive plan.
6:01 am lalamax: great info. shel holtz talks corporate cultural barriers to social media integration. #BlogPotomac
6:01 am jessicaknows: Who owns social media? IT? Corporate affairs? Marketing? Or the employees who are most adept? #blogpotomac
6:01 am bethjbates: @shel make your point to internal counsel by referring to statistics #blogpotomac
6:01 am thinklynsen: First @zappos shoutout of the day…9 a.m. #blogpotomac
6:01 am shelisrael: @SNCR @shel said that in Naked Conversations. I guess for material, he’s going with tried and true. #blogpotomac
6:01 am shashib: @shonali wonderful to meet you at #blogpotomac
6:01 am tjohns06: “Just because you are good at updating facebook doesn’t mean you can set good social media plan for your org” #blogpotomac
6:02 am janevanryan: Attending BlogPotomac conference in VA. Shel Holtz says corporate blogging can be helpful during crises. #energy #blogpotomac
6:02 am maddiegrant: Not ROI but SOI (Sphere of Influence) – but still need to speak language of CEOs #blogpotomac
6:02 am allanschoenberg: Always good advice re: @shel that your SM strategy starts with people via the POST methodology #blogpotomac
6:02 am jaywalk1: Shel Holtz – Start with business goals first, then move onto ppl. One criticism of groundswell #blogpotomac
6:02 am lifeatmcgladrey: Shel – ROI critical to C-level, including attraction & retention of talent #blogpotomac
6:02 am SarahWurrey: Hmmm, the wifi lasted 15 min for me at #blogpotomac, hopefully I will get back on soon! πŸ˜‰
6:02 am rachelrule: @shel likes the book Groundswell #BLogPotomac
6:02 am immunity: @shel hits a bullseye, you may be a good blogger or twitterer but you might be focusing on the wrong business approach/audience #blogpotomac
6:02 am bubblebreaker: Up and running at #blogpotomac sitting by @lindsaymallen and @_sarakate_!
6:02 am declutteryou: ROI vs SOI – Sphere of Influence, which is better for your organization? #Blogpotomac
6:02 am lindsaymallen: Shel Holtz: Focus should be on SOI (sphere of influence) vs ROI in dealing w/SM, but world isn’t ready for it! #blogpotomac
6:02 am stephstad: “Being really good on facebook or Twitter doesn’t make you good @ ID-ing strategies that are right 4 your org.” [email protected] #blogpotomac
6:02 am clairethomey: @_sarakate_ Where are you sitting? #blogpotomac
6:02 am AlbrightDC: Shel Holtz: SOI (Sphere of Influence) vs. ROI #blogpotomac
6:02 am tlockemy: just because you are good at twitter and facebook does not mean you know how to carry out the strategy #blogpotomac
6:03 am stephstad: “Being really good on facebook or Twitter doesn’t make you good at Identifying strategies that are right for your org.” [email protected] #blogpotomac
6:03 am chrishemrick: Just because a kid in your company knows how to use Twitter/FB, doesn’t mean he’s the best one to implement your comms strategy #blogpotomac
6:03 am technosailor: Aaaaand now Dell has been namedropped – this might be a long day πŸ™‚ #blogpotomac
6:03 am lifeatmcgladrey: Shel – Simple answer to those who are concerned with violating regulations – Don’t violate any regulations #blogpotomac
6:03 am KayBallard: RT @JessicaKnows Who owns social media? IT? Corporate affairs? Marketing? Or the employees who are most adept? #blogpotomac
6:03 am Jillfoster: Who should ‘own’ social media? Biz leadership needs to set tone, say all employees have ownership in transparent culture #BlogPotomac @shel
6:04 am KeithTrivitt: RT: @GeoffLiving: #blogpotomac wifi is fio2.4 or fios5 networks, password revolution9. Please retweet!
6:04 am SNCR: #Shel says some suggest that we measure social media “SOI” – sphere of influence, but that can’t replace ROI measurement #blogpotomac
6:04 am philbaumann: Everybody owns social media. Nobody owns it too. Each more equally than the other. #blogpotomac
6:04 am ScottHepburn: @CoreyCreed Gracias, mi amigo. Great event. #BlogPotomac
6:04 am AlbrightDC: Being good on FB or Twitter doesn’t mean you can identify strategies that are right for your org. @shel #blogpotomac
6:04 am ewengel: why would communicating online make me forget the rules that apply everywhere else? #blogpotomac
6:04 am sradick: @shel is right – I don’t know why companies trust their people to talk on the phone and send email, but not to comment on blogs #blogpotomac
6:04 am pjkerley: @shel – having a good facebook profile doesn’t mean you know how to act strategically in new media. True! #blogpotomac
6:04 am thorpus: is at #blogpotomac
6:05 am lisahoffmann: If you trust employees to have conversations with customers over the phone, at meetings and trade shows why not online? (@Shel) #BlogPotomac
6:05 am BryanPerson: @shashib Good to see that you and DC neighbor @Shonali have finally met in person at #BlogPotomac! Did you bring along your Gold Quill?
6:05 am sradick: Kept getting kicked off of wi-fi at #blogpotomac so I’ve switched to @sprint aircard
6:05 am SarahWurrey: You must show that social media can move the needle in order to justify assigning resource to manage it. @shel #blogpotomac
6:05 am technosailor: And now @southwestair is namedropped – come on. LEt’s get granular with less well known corporate examples! #blogpotomac
6:06 am declutteryou: name dropping at #blogpotomac @southwestair & @zappos both used as good examples of social media.
6:06 am lisamcgrath: RT @Jillfoster:Who should ‘own’ social media? leadership needs to set tone, all have ownership in transparent culture #BlogPotomac @shel
6:06 am NahumG: #blogpotomac No PowerPoint!! GREAT. Finally people will b able 2 talk to each other- not throwing bullets.
6:06 am jjgardner3: @Jillfoster Hope you all have a great day ! So where did you end up last night πŸ˜‰ #BlogPotomac
6:06 am annagabbert: Loving @shel’s talk, esp. enjoying the crisis communications discussion. Companies that admit mistakes & express compassion win #blogpotomac
6:06 am ewengel: knowing how to do socmed doesn’t equal understanding the why – need both skills and strategy #blogpotomac
6:06 am BryanPerson: RT @Shonali: at #blogpotomac. @shel’s sans PPT but w/ remote so he can ‘advance himself.’ LOL.
6:06 am CatchUpLady: Did you know #yimgnome is going to speak at #blogpotomac today? Check out his preparations here… http://bit.ly/YD1ef
6:07 am jonnew: @shel is telling the story of my life dealing with clients and social media. #blogpotomac
6:07 am mixtmedia: @sradick Agree. regular operational security measures still apply. Social media is a tool. ethics are central. #blogpotomac
6:07 am pjkerley: @shel – if you trust staff to publically comment on investor calls, with press, etc.; why can’t you trust them online? #blogpotomac
6:07 am creativeblogs: Making the case for social media – market share, growth, attaining and recruiting talent. “Use CEO speak” Shel Holtz #blogpotomac
6:07 am bethjbates: @shashib Hey Shashi! Where are you sitting? #blogpotomac
6:07 am SarahWurrey: There might be more Macbooks per capita in this room than anywhere else in the greater DC area. Short of an Apple store. #blogpotomac
6:08 am jjgardner3: @nahumg Nahum, why werent you at the Happy Hour ! Havent seen you in so long #blogpotomac
6:08 am sarahmarchetti: @sradick I gave up on the wifi too. Very slow loading my tweetie. Back to AT&T. #blogpotomac
6:08 am NahumG: #blogpotomac Not necessary to talk with 1 voice in an organization.
6:08 am arikhanson: “Important for all employees to understand your org’s story–so they can share with others”- @shel (right on) #blogpotomac
6:08 am amyPBS: “people are having conversations without you” #blogpotomac
6:08 am pjkerley: RT @SarahWurrey: There might be more Macbooks per capita in this room than anywhere else in the greater DC area. #blogpotomac
6:09 am sradick: The thinking that companies speak only in the voice of the Director/CEO is a fallacy #blogpotomac
6:09 am lisamcgrath: RT sradick: @shel is right – why do companies trust people to talk on the phone and send email, but not to comment on blogs #blogpotomac
6:09 am CMcGurn: @shel made a very good point at #blogpotomac: a barrier to SM in the org is the belief that it speaks with only 1 voice
6:09 am chrishemrick: Leadership says org should speak w/1 voice; while it’s important for all to know org?s story, they all have their own voices #blogpotomac
6:09 am tlockemy: people are having conversations with or without you so you have to figure out how to overcome those barriers #blogpotomac
6:09 am chelpixie: Putting the Twitterscope down this morning. Have fun ya’ll at #blogpotomac!
6:09 am shashib: @bethjbates see i asked the question so you can see me πŸ™‚ #blogpotomac
6:10 am mixtmedia: Good tweets from #blogpotomac. Consider that our comfortable hierarchies may actually be abberations and NOT how things are supposed to be.
6:10 am amyPBS: “what if you just don’t get this? When is it time to walk away?” #blogpotomac
6:10 am declutteryou: RT @SarahWurrey: There might be more Macbooks per capita in this room than anywhere else in DC. Short of an Apple store. #blogpotomac
6:10 am thinklynsen: @shel: If ur org speaks only w/the voice of the director, u fail to recognize ppl are having conversations without you already #blogpotomac
6:10 am bethjbates: @shel Orgs speak with the voice of the director – you need to overcome and find your own voice to make SM work. #blogpotomac
6:10 am johnrhopkins: @shel telling story speaking at Social Security, they wanted to learn how to do it, but don’t want to do it LOL #blogpotomac
6:10 am GloriaBell: Loving the #blogpotomac format – no powerpoint & the speakers are leaving lots of time for discussion Great Job!
6:10 am dmullen: @bethharte @lisahoffmann @ambercadabra @arikhanson @shonali – We sent @jamie_hoffman in my place. Say “hi” if you see her. #blogpotomac
6:10 am clairethomey: Big barrier in corporate social media = concept that there is only 1 voice, the voice of the Director/CEO @shel #blogpotomac
6:10 am lisamcgrath: wishing I was at #blogpotomac. So many I follow are there!
6:10 am AnnikaStensson: Attending #blogpotomac “unconference” on social media. First speaker’s great: breaking down org cultural barriers. Couldn’t agree more.
6:10 am jonnew: @shel “you can only beat your head against the wall too much” #blogpotomac
6:10 am LRHoffman: @shel: cultural barrier to have a company speaking with only one voice and not engaging in conversations #blogpotomac
6:10 am iHapa: When to walk away from organizations who don’t get social media? #blogpotomac
6:10 am bethjbates: @shashib You ARE divine. =) #blogpotomac
6:10 am AlbrightDC: Good point. Employees speak for company in correspondence and email, why not trust them to blog. @shel #blogpotomac
6:10 am ASCD: Shel Holtz on social media: “I heard a term: SOI or sphere of influence vs. traditional ROI” Is SOI a viable term yet? #blogpotomac
6:10 am chrisabraham: @shelholtz discusses command and control communications versus engaging in the conversation online at #blogpotomac http://yfrog.us/18j9bz
6:10 am lindsaymallen: Are there any archivists/library folks here a at #BlogPotomac? If so, would love to connect on behalf of @JessInANutshell!
6:10 am amymengel: @shel can’t imagine a situation where an org speaking with once voice is good – multiple voices is better, he thinkgs #blogpotomac
6:11 am allanschoenberg: Via @shel multiple voices are always better than one when it comes to having social media in your org #blogpotomac
6:11 am Jillfoster: SOI = Sphere Of Influence, an interesting idea on assessing soc med results but remember to speak CEO lingo too ie ROI #blogpotomac @shel
6:11 am creativeblogs: Question for Shel: “Give up with organizations because they are not getting social media?” You say what? Find another job? #blogpotomac
6:11 am MikeToner: RT @pjkerley @shel-if you trust staff to publicly comment on investor calls, with press, etc why can’t you trust them online? #blogpotomac
6:11 am johnrhopkins: @shel One voice is never better than multiple voices. Anyone have a challenge to this? #blogpotomac
6:11 am PamelaMartin: At #blogpotomac opening up my brain so the wisdom of all these amazing people just soaks right in.
6:11 am _sarakate_: RT @LisaHoffmann: If u trust employees 2 have conversations w/people over phone @meetings & trade shows why not online? @Shel #BlogPotomac
6:11 am bethschillaci: Multiple voices provide different context to different audiences #blogpotomac
6:11 am SNCR: #shel recapped the barriers: fears about loss of control, speaking w/one voice, regulations, measurement, resource allocation #blogpotomac
6:11 am sradick: Haha…”Is there ever a time when one voice is preferred?” @shel laughes and says that he can’t think of one #blogpotomac
6:11 am meganmcq: @Shel summary: cultural barriers to SM: lawyers, fed law, ownership of SM, ROI, resources, corporate “requirement” of 1 voice #blogpotomac
6:12 am annagabbert: @shel: One size doesn’t fit all; one voice doesn’t provide a good representation of all key stakeholders. #blogpotomac
6:12 am AmberCadabra: @jonnew Where are you in this big dark room? #blogpotomac
6:12 am EmilyDeck: Multiple voices r better than one voice in an organization since there r different audiences w/ different needs. #blogpotomac
6:12 am PRSA_NCC: RT @pjkerley @shel-if you trust staff to publicly comment on investor calls, with press, etc why can’t you trust them online? #blogpotomac
6:12 am SodexoCareers: Good to connect with @lifeatmcgladrey at #blogpotomac …looking forward to a day full of learning more
6:12 am ScottHepburn: From @shel: Trust accrues to the frontline employee more so than to the CEO. #BlogPotomac
6:12 am chrishemrick: @shelholz: “Most people say spin is a negative thing, but I see spin as meaning ?providing context? for your audience” #blogpotomac
6:12 am sweetsue: Be sure to tune in to #blogpotomac Incredible speakers @shelholtz up now..bit.ly/11jfxc
6:12 am jonnew: @AmberCadabra Back left about to try to ask a question #blogpotomac
6:12 am amberportercox: Trust is more important to front line employees and outside experts than the executives right now per @shel #blogpotomac
6:13 am shashib: @sonnygill fantastic will be great to chat #blogpotomac
6:13 am ewengel: Everyone needs to know the org story ? everyone needs to be empowered to have the conversations with the audiences they touch #blogpotomac
6:13 am svenburg: RT @sradick: @shel is right – I don’t know why companies trust their ppl use phone and email, but not to comment on blogs #blogpotomac
6:13 am RobbyDC: Mention of Edelman Trust Barometer! #blogpotomac
6:13 am allanschoenberg: @jamie_hoffman glad you are here @dmullen sorry you are not. Hope you’re well #blogpotomac
6:13 am McTeags: Is one voice speaking for the org ever approp? @Shel says no- a variety of audiences need a variety of voices #blogpotomac
6:13 am creativeblogs: Another great question for Shel:”Who wants to give up power and the MESSAGE?” #blogpotomac
6:13 am jcberk: “Trust accrues to the front-line employee” more than spokesman or CEO today. [email protected] at #blogpotomac
6:13 am frankmartin: at #blogpotomac with @pamelamartin – finally figured out the password for the wifi and rolling –
6:13 am stephstad: #blogpotomac: @ambercadabra: “is there point where you give up (on internal/client barriers)?” @shel: “yes, but extends beyond #socialmedia
6:13 am sradick: @mixtmedia If employees post obscene pics on a wall at the office, you punish the employee, you don’t block access to the wall #blogpotomac
6:13 am nathanbetz: RT @LisaHoffmann: If u trust employees 2 have conversations w/people over phone @meetings & trade shows why not online? @Shel #BlogPotomac
6:13 am scottdavila: finally made it. discussion on SM barriers #blogpotomac
6:13 am thursdayb: #blogpotomac Is there ever a time when the whole org should speak with one voice – usually no, but I’d argue in true emergencies, yes.
6:13 am clairethomey: RT @sradick: Haha…”Is there ever a time when one voice is preferred?” @shel laughes and says that he can’t think of one #blogpotomac
6:14 am arikhanson: People trust front-line employees more than CEO? Yes, according to @shel and the Edelman Trust Barometer #blogpotomac
6:14 am bethjbates: @creativeblogs Hey Terri! Are you here? #blogpotomac
6:14 am lindsaymallen: Agree w/@Shel: If you trust your employees to represent you w/customers/clients, @ mtgs/tradeshows, etc., why not online? #BlogPotomac
6:14 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac finally got here. Netbook count- 4 so far.
6:14 am kevinbruce: @bethschillaci comon’ Beth- use twitter as a note taker. Be on top of the twitter rankings for #blogpotomac
6:14 am maddiegrant: role or PR firm is education and facilitation – not tactics but dynamics of communities and conversations that are taking place #blogpotomac
6:15 am NewC1ty: Listening to @shel holz at #blogpotomac speak about letting the power of your individual employee voices be heard.
6:15 am GabrielMKey: @PRSA_NCC #blogpotomac re: shel and trust, if emps speak provided mssg, are they repeating or communicating?
6:15 am stephstad: #blogpotomac: “what is the role of PR firm, esp. those introducing #socialmedia to clients?” @shel: “education & facilitation.” #blogpotomac
6:15 am pjkerley: RT @bethschillaci: Multiple voices provide different context to different audiences #blogpotomac
6:15 am clairethomey: Despite shiny tools, strategy is still key! @shel #blogpotomac
6:15 am againer: @technosailor it’ll get better , I’m expecting you to raise the bar . #blogpotomac
6:15 am iHapa: agreed! PR firms really need to look beyond tactics — strategy is critical! Need to understand goals of clients #blogpotomac
6:15 am SNCR: #shel says the new role of the PR firm is education, facilitation and strategy development re: social media #blogpotomac
6:15 am _sarakate_: We get so enamored of the shiny tools and objects that we forget about the message going out through those tools, says @shel #blogpotomac
6:15 am yarnmaven: RT @sradick: The thinking that companies speak only in the voice of the Director/CEO is a fallacy #blogpotomac
6:15 am marketingMisfit: @techchix @gloriabell πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ no, not there @ #blogpotomac; but reading all related tweets. wishing i could hang w/u both!
6:16 am abrandnewway: At #BlogPotomac at The State Theatre. It’s a packed house and a great crowd.
6:16 am AlbrightDC: “Most people say spin is a negative thing, but I see spin as meaning ?providing context? for your audience” @Shel #blogpotomac
6:16 am maddiegrant: if you don’t know what your strategy is you can’t figure out measurable objectives #blogpotomac
6:16 am storyassistant: @jamie_hoffman Welcome! Looking forward to meeting you – @allanschoenberg, @arikhanson & I are on a table – left hand side #blogpotomac
6:16 am sradick: “If you don’t understand your org’s goals, it’s going to be real hard to figure out which tools to use and how to use them #blogpotomac
6:16 am henrim: @shel Strategy is more important that tactics regardless of platform or medium #blogpotomac
6:16 am maddiegrant: if you can’t figure out your measurable objectives you can’t figure out what tools you need #blogpotomac
6:16 am lalamax: strategy king, not shiny toys. #blogpotomac
6:16 am bethjbates: @shel – Shel used the “shiny object” reference regarding social media. Ha! I use that reference all the time w/clients.So true. #blogpotomac
6:16 am storyassistant: @jonnew If you look straight up to the left you’ll see @arikhanson:) #blogpotomac
6:16 am amymengel: #blogpotomac @Shel thinks campaigns work in social media – doesn’t have to be all organic. Some things are short-term (Movies, e.g.)
6:16 am KeithTrivitt: RT: @arikhanson: People trust front-line employees more than CEO? Yes, according to @shel and the Edelman Trust Barometer #blogpotomac
6:16 am Jillfoster: In the house! @nahumg at #blogpotomac
6:16 am NewC1ty: “If you trust your employees to speak to customers on the phone or at conferences, why not you trust them with social media? #blogpotomac
6:16 am EmilyDeck: Strategy is critical in any organization, including social media to show accomplishments. #blogpotomac
6:16 am amberportercox: educate-facilitate-show dynamic strategies-help engagement w/ tactics (avd shiny objects unless they meet objectives) #blogpotomac
6:17 am creativeblogs: @shel: With social media and communication, strategy rules. The shiny tools will fade away…in 2019: what was Facebook?? #blogpotomac
6:17 am BethHarte: You must have measurable objectives…even with social media per @shel. (Amen!) #blogpotomac
6:17 am JennL: @shel “strategies first tactics second.” Impt to understand communit, avoid shiny object syndrome #blogpotomac
6:17 am N0uty: #blogpotomac was auch immer das ist, dieser Begriff wird in Twitter ziehmlich häufig verwendet
6:17 am KeithTrivitt: Damn wish I was at #blogpotomac right now! Looks like some amazing ideas and convos r coming out of there See @arikhanson & @shel for more
6:17 am retheauditors: #blogpotomac Couldn’t be there, but want my Boston friends @aaronstrout @rhappe @jimstorer to meet @allanschoenberg
6:17 am sweetsue: RT @maddiegrant : role or PR firm is education / facilitation – not tactics. Dynamics of communities / convos (@shelholtz) #blogpotomac
6:17 am ewengel: brain may explode from the smartness #blogpotomac
6:17 am annagabbert: @shel: Social media won’t work for clients without a strategy and measurable objectives in place first – so true! #blogpotomac
6:17 am jaywalk1: @thursdayb right across the aisle from you near left of the theatre. I’ll look out for you on the break. #blogpotomac
6:17 am McTeags: How does your org measure ROI for social media? #blogpotomac
6:17 am deanna413: RT @LisaHoffmann If u trust employees 2 have convos w/ customers over the phone, @ meetings & trade shows why not online? @Shel #BlogPotomac
6:17 am ScottHepburn: Amen! @shel: “There is opportunity for campaigns in social media.” Shameless self plug: http://is.gd/ZNs8 #BlogPotomac
6:17 am GeoffLiving: It’s so much easier the second time #blogpotomac
6:18 am sarahmarchetti: @shel says a big problem is shiny object syndrome. Strategy is the foundation, everything else is tools albeit shiny. #blogpotomac
6:18 am chuckhemann: @allanschoenberg Thanks Allan! how’s #blogpotomac so far?
6:18 am CBWhittemore: @AmberCadabra Have a blast rolling with #blogpotomac – bet it will be outstanding.
6:18 am BorensteinGroup: TBGer @CMcGurn is at #blogpotomac Say hi!
6:18 am NonprofitSRQ: RT @maddiegrant if you can’t figure out your measurable objectives you can’t figure out what tools you need #blogpotomac
6:18 am wharman: Here I am, not at #blogpotomac again. What are you all doing tonight? Before we all have to land grab at midnight, that is.
6:18 am nathanbetz: RT @clairethomey: Despite shiny tools, strategy is still key! @shel #blogpotomac
6:18 am technosailor: By the way, I expect people to heckle me during my panel. When you get on stage, you need to be ok with that. #blogpotomac
6:18 am janevanryan: Holtz: Social media works well in marketing campaigns for movies and other products. #blogpotomac
6:19 am MiriamKagan: Kaboom best Practice- every employee as spokesperson and gets trained as pr person #blogpotomac
6:19 am ewengel: entire Nordstrom employee handbook: use your best judgment- RIGHT ON! #blogpotomac
6:19 am matterhornpat: RT @NewC1ty: “If you trust your employees to speak to customers on the phone, why not you trust them with social? #blogpotomac
6:19 am jeremymeyers: @BethHarte wow thats some groundbreakin stuff right there. #blogpotomac
6:19 am _sarakate_: Nordstrom employee handbook: a card that says “Always use your best judgment” (via @shel) #blogpotomac What a great philosophy!
6:19 am sonnygill: “Every employee is a frontline public relations representative” – @shel #blogpotomac
6:19 am amymengel: PR needs to assume responsibility for the call center/customer service, according to @shel Reputation can depend on them #blogpotomac
6:19 am zerostrategist: listening to @shel speak at #blogpotomac “Every employee is a front line representative of the organization” #socialmedia #quote
6:19 am meganmcq: Agree w/ @Shel… NOT requiring ‘one voice’ enhances corporate story, humanizes company and promotes engaging conversation #blogpotomac
6:19 am lindsaymallen: @technosailor 1 ex.: Charter Comms has several folks who monitor SM & respond. Tweeted abt canceling svc & was @-ed w/in 5 min. #blogpotomac
6:19 am stephstad: #blogpotomac: @shel: “every employee is a frontline PR representative.”
6:19 am nathanbetz: RT @SNCR: #shel says the new role of the PR firm is education, facilitation and strategy development re: social media #blogpotomac
6:19 am pjkerley: #blogpotomac – anyone else’s wifi being dropping in and out?
6:19 am declutteryou: every employee is a front line PR representative for your company. Train them, trust them. They create customer relationships #blogpotomac
6:19 am sradick: @runumother You should be here at #blogpotomac – do a twitter search on that hashtag for some really great nuggets!
6:19 am henrim: Campaigns do work in social media. Not everything needs to be organic says @shel #blogpotomac
6:20 am clairethomey: RT @_sarakate_: Nordstrom employee handbook: a card that says “Always use your best judgment” (via @shel) #blogpotomac
6:20 am julieminevich: RT @_sarakate_: Nordstrom employee handbook: a card that says “Always use your best judgment” (via @shel) #blogpotomac
6:20 am mgharavi: Liveblogging #blogpotomac, just heard awesome keynote from Shel Holtz (@shel)! Follow along at http://tinyurl.com/n5vkf4 and leave comments!
6:20 am MiriamKagan: PR/ marketing department should assume control of customer service #blogpotomac
6:20 am shashib: #blogpotomac PR people should consider themselves as customer service and align with them too ( good idea and I do that a lot) Call cent …
6:20 am arikhanson: PR/PA should assume responsibility for customer service call center. Aren’t they the front lines to your customers? via @shel #blogpotomac
6:20 am lindsaymallen: @technosailor Cision and Delta Air Lines also watching SM closely & responding. It’s impressive. #blogpotomac
6:20 am clairethomey: Keeping costs down is a backwards approach to customer service @shel #blogpotomac
6:21 am SodexoCareers: Good to connect with @lifeatmcgladrey at #blogpotomac …looking forward to a day full of learning
6:21 am kristendwesley: Can’t get online at the moment. Guess I will be listening like a champ. #blogpotomac
6:21 am GloriaBell: #blogpotomac @shel “every employee is a front line PR person” must give them the information & the resources
6:21 am K_Kanyon: HUH? TGIF Follow Friday OR Its Friday #beatlesporn #11thcommandment Pedamundo Father’s Day Lakers #blogpotomac GMA iPh – www.KelliKanyon.com
6:21 am Jillfoster: Great having you here & thx again for patience with my Granny driving to #blogpotomac — @lizstrauss @scottmonty @shel @AmberCadabra
6:21 am bethjbates: @Shel talking about SMM & cust serv. I can’t say it enuff – @embarq_Joey – best CS ever! #blogpotomac
6:21 am lisahoffmann: RT @declutteryou Every employee is a front line PR rep for your company. Train them, trust them. They create cust relationships #blogpotomac
6:21 am nathanbetz: RT @sradick: Don’t understand your org’s goals? Gonna be real hard to figure out which tools to use & how to use ’em #blogpotomac #smallbiz
6:21 am SarahWurrey: I couldn’t agree more with @shel re: customer service reps being the front lines of PR and comms for your company. #blogpotomac
6:21 am melanie_pizza: Can’t get online at the moment. Guess I will be listening like a champ. #blogpotomac http://bit.ly/2xL7N
6:22 am tjohns06: Question from kaboom!! Love that org. I’ve rated my playground. #blogpotomac
6:22 am ScottHepburn: RT @sradick: @runumother You should be here at #blogpotomac – do a twitter search on that hashtag for some really great nuggets!
6:22 am arikhanson: Hey, @lifeatmcgladrey where are you? Catch you at a break… #blogpotomac
6:22 am _sarakate_: RT @clairethomey: Keeping costs down is a backwards approach to customer service @shel #blogpotomac
6:22 am stephstad: Sweet. #blogpotomac is already a trending topic. #blogpotomac
6:22 am twitiki: #blogpotomac Do you know what it means? http://bit.ly/9lM74
6:22 am lindsaymallen: Agree w/@Shel: ALL employees are front-line PR folks. But in a way, customers are, too! We need to keep them informed/pleased. #blogpotomac
6:22 am ewengel: blogs are dying a little every day b/c people are overwhelmed @techchix #blogpotomac
6:22 am SarahWurrey: “People are commenting less on blogs. Except @chrisbrogan’s.” LOL #blogpotomac
6:22 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac question: are blogs dying bc there are too many of them and people are overwhelmed?
6:22 am nathanbetz: RT @BethHarte: You must have measurable objectives…even with social media per @shel. (Amen!) #blogpotomac
6:22 am thinklynsen: Just lifted up @kaboomplay handbook as a best practice – all employees are trained how to talk about the org. #blogpotomac
6:23 am chrisabraham: RT @_sarakate_: RT @clairethomey: Keeping costs down is a backwards approach to customer service @shel #blogpotomac
6:23 am shashib: RT @stephstad: Sweet. #blogpotomac is already a trending topic. #blogpotomac
6:23 am evanjurkovich: @jaywalk1 You should try reading tweets from #blogpotomac when you’re not there. You’re all creepy!
6:23 am amymengel: Every org should have at least 1 blog –@shel #blogpotomac
6:23 am lifeatmcgladrey: Shel – All employees are your frontline PR Representatives #blogpotomac
6:23 am chrisabraham: RT @SarahWurrey: I couldn’t agree more with @shel re: customer service reps being front lines of PR and comms for your company. #blogpotomac
6:23 am barbaranixon: Wishing I’d been able to extend my DC trip to stay for #blogpotomac
6:23 am tagdef: Be the first to define #blogpotomac at http://tagdef.com/blogpotomac
6:23 am sarahmarchetti: @thinklynsen shared that Kaboom trains everyone to be a spokesperson. Makes multiple voices from within the organization easy #blogpotomac
6:24 am CMcGurn: My gen1 iPhone’s battery is already dying. Time to switch over to my ridiculously old laptop to keep the #blogpotomac tweets coming
6:24 am stephstad: #blogpotomac: @shel: “I believe every organization should have at least one blog… strategic reason for having one is rapid response.”
6:24 am tlockemy: every organization should have at least one blog #blogpotomac
6:24 am technosailor: What about front line stuff? Who’s doing corp social media that is NOT a Fortune 500 company? #blogpotomac
6:24 am clairethomey: @shel disagrees that blogs are dying; need blogs for rapid response. #blogpotomac
6:24 am jaywalk1: @shel “Every association should have at least one blog. Strategy may differ, but it allows for rapid response.” #blogpotomac
6:24 am meganmcq: RT @amymengel Every org should have at least 1 blog –@shel #blogpotomac
6:24 am barbjump: #blogpotomac Am I the only person freezing in here??? Brrrr…
6:24 am PamelaMartin: RT @declutteryou Every employee is a front line PR rep for your company. Train them, trust them. They create cust relationships #blogpotomac
6:24 am tashchapman: I think people might just be losing interest… Although time spent on social media doubled this year? #blogpotomac
6:24 am scottdavila: customer service is PR – @shel #blogpotomac
6:24 am bethschillaci: strategic motivation for a corp blog should be rapid response #blogpotomac
6:24 am storyassistant: @allanschoenberg You were that kid in class weren’t you… #blogpotomac
6:24 am 93octane: Blog Potomac is on! Follow the tweets with #blogpotomac @ScottHepburn and @LisaHoffmann are there.
6:24 am lifeatmcgladrey: @arikhanson – I’m at a the 2nd table back along the left side of the theater #blogpotomac
6:24 am LDpodcast: “blogs are getting less comments except for @chrisbrogan” Shel Holtz, #blogpotomac
6:24 am janevanryan: Holtz: Blogs are not dying. Every organization needs at least one for rapid response. #energy #blogpotomac
6:24 am AlbrightDC: Every organization should have a blog @Shel #blogpotomac
6:24 am bethjbates: RT @thinklynsen: Just lifted up @kaboomplay handbook as a best practice – all employees are trained how to talk about the org. #blogpotomac
6:24 am ewengel: strategic motivation for blogging is rapid response in authoritative, archived fashion #blogpotomac
6:24 am tjohns06: @AlbrightDC “providing context” =spin. Man–we are a room full of PR professionals πŸ˜‰ #blogpotomac
6:24 am chrisabraham: RT @stephstad: #blogpotomac: @shel: Every organization should have at least one blog… strategic reason for having one is rapid response.
6:24 am _sarakate_: RT @technosailor: What about front line stuff? Who’s doing corp social media that is NOT a Fortune 500 company? #blogpotomac
6:24 am arikhanson: Every org should have a blog? says @shel. I would argue many co’s could benefit by making their blog their Web site/home base. #blogpotomac
6:24 am dnadana: RT @BethHarte: You must have measurable objectives…even with social media per @shel. (Amen!) #blogpotomac
6:24 am drjjoyner: @technosailor Apparently, Dell is the new Zappos #blogpotomac
6:25 am chully: #blogpotomac http://bit.ly/YmI8F
6:25 am 93octane: #blogpotomac needs a shorter hashtag. πŸ˜› #BlogPo09
6:25 am amymengel: @shel: Blogs allow you to instantly/quickly refute rumors that can affect share price! #blogpotomac
6:25 am EmilyDeck: When introducing clients to social media, it’s best 2 educate and facilitate. Focus on dynamic of conversations first. #blogpotomac
6:25 am declutteryou: @barbjump Freezing -yes. I just put on my jacket so I won’t turn into a #blogpotomac ice cube.
6:25 am bubblebreaker: #blogpotomac is a trending topic!
6:25 am allanschoenberg: @technosailor we’re not a fortune 500 company but we are doing social media @cmegroup #blogpotomac
6:25 am Chalyyyoo: #blogpotomac is a trending topic! http://bit.ly/CBTkv
6:25 am thinklynsen: Thanks @tjohns06! Let’s chat later! (RT: Question from kaboom!! Love that org. I’ve rated my playground.) #blogpotomac
6:25 am maddiegrant: every org should have at least one blog [shel] – for RAPID RESPONSE in a more authoritative, archived fashion #blogpotomac
6:25 am Marc_Meyer: Hoping the folks at #blogpotomac tweet with their POV and some context, and don’t just repeat what is said. πŸ™‚
6:25 am natsWAH: #blogpotomac is a trending topic! http://bit.ly/CBTkv http://bit.ly/192BFD
6:25 am chrisabraham: RT @ewengel: strategic motivation for blogging is rapid response in authoritative, archived fashion #blogpotomac
6:25 am JennL: Holtz: In the age of twitter, a blog’s value in a rapid response situation should not be underestimated. #blogpotomac
6:25 am RobbyDC: I don’t like stickers on laptops, but looks like I am the only one #blogpotomac
6:26 am SodexoCareers: every employee is a brand ambassador and PR representative for your company #blogpotomac
6:26 am againer: shel thinks blogs are good authoritative archiving, I tend to agree. #blogpotomac
6:26 am lindsaymallen: http://twitpic.com/76xmg – You got your wish, @GeoffLiving! πŸ™‚ #BlogPotomac
6:26 am MikeToner: wow- nice live blog from #blogpotomac http://blog.metrostarsystems.com/
6:26 am EmilyDeck: Blogs hold great value. #blogpotomac
6:26 am lyf108: Checking out the #blogpotomac tweets… hi everyone! Wish I was there!
6:26 am johnrhopkins: Blogs are not dying. Users have more communication tools now that are better fits for some messages #blogpotomac @shel
6:26 am kaboomplay: Thanks for the kind words and thanks for rating your playground, @tjohns06! #blogpotomac
6:26 am KaitlynConboy: Are blogs dying? @shel says no-points out value of rapid response through blog posts #BlogPotomac
6:26 am chrisabraham: RT @amymengel: @shel: Blogs allow you to instantly/quickly refute rumors that can affect share price! #blogpotomac
6:26 am LRHoffman: RT @MikeToner: wow- nice live blog from #blogpotomac http://blog.metrostarsystems.com/
6:26 am Jillfoster: @GabrielMKey Si! Where are you? (Anticipating #f2f at the good #blogpotomac)
6:26 am rapchatter: #TGIF #iPhone #Follow Friday #beatlesporn #11thcommandment #Pedamundo #Father’s Day #Lakers #GMA #blogpotomac
6:26 am technosailor: Q: What do you do when client orders everything anti-social media? A: How many billable hours can you get? πŸ™‚ (via @shel) #blogpotomac
6:26 am mattspencer1969: good question, how do you deal with companies that are dead set to implement a bad social media strategy #blogpotomac
6:26 am declutteryou: RT @jaywalk1: @shel “Every association should have at least one blog. Strategy may differ, but it allows for rapid response.” #blogpotomac
6:26 am chrishemrick: From @shel: Every org should have at least one blog to have rapid response ? in a more authoritative, archived type of fashion. #blogpotomac
6:27 am northernchick: sadly true RT @LDpodcast “blogs are getting less comments except for @chrisbrogan” Shel Holtz, #blogpotomac
6:27 am lisahoffmann: @Marc_Meyer Tough to listen, process and type – but we’re trying! #BlogPotomac
6:27 am montelutz: RT @janevanryan Holtz: Blogs are not dying. Every organization needs at least one for rapid response. #blogpotomac
6:27 am maddiegrant: W00t! we’re trending already! #blogpotomac
6:27 am immunity: great question to @shel from @zerostrategist – customers wanting sm aspects when we know we shouldn’t be doing what they ask. #blogpotomac
6:27 am lindsaymallen: SO empowering! RT @_sarakate_: Nordstrom employee handbook: a card that says “Always use your best judgment” (via @shel) #blogpotomac
6:27 am stephstad: RT @MikeToner: wow- nice live blog from #blogpotomac http://blog.metrostarsystems.com/
6:27 am julieminevich: Shel Holtz at #blogpotomac http://twitpic.com/76xq6
6:27 am ddkurcfeld: RT @SweetSue: Be sure to tune in to #blogpotomac Incredible speakers @shelholtz up now.. http://bit.ly/11jfxc
6:27 am jonnew: Lots of validation from @shel at #blogpotomac
6:28 am storyassistant: @arikhanson is looking to interview some folks here about your experience – @ reply to him if you’re interested #blogpotomac
6:28 am stephstad: RT @amymengel: @shel: Blogs allow you to instantly/quickly refute rumors that can affect share price! #blogpotomac
6:28 am amymengel: So #blogpotomac and #bagel are two of the buzzing topics on Twitter right now. Am I missing free bagels here or something?
6:28 am allanschoenberg: Are blogs dying? Interesting question at #blogpotomac (I don’t think so but just other options now – twitter, facebook)
6:28 am shashib: #blogpotomac met womengrowbusiness.com editor @jillfoster and awesome contributor @lizscherer
6:28 am GabrielMKey: @Jillfoster #f2f #blogpotomac fcing stg – left side just before the “pit”
6:28 am chrisrussell: RT @SodexoCareers: every employee is a brand ambassador and PR representative for your company #blogpotomac
6:28 am henrim: @technosailor wants speakers to provide examples of lesser known corps using social media successfully. I don’t disagree #blogpotomac
6:28 am amprather: RT @jdcoffman Blogs aren’t dieing, they’re just not being used effectively (paraphrase from @shel) #blogpotomac
6:28 am frankmartin: #blogpotomac funny how the smartest, brightest people always admit when they don’t know stuff instead of BS’ing an answer
6:28 am thinklynsen: Slam dunk first speaker at #blogpotomac – thanks @shel! Very informative and engaging.
6:28 am ssmirnov: Provocative!|[email protected]: PR needs 2 assume responsibility 4 call center/customer service, according to @shel #blogpotomac
6:28 am debbieweil: Toledo, Spain. 93 degrees. #BlogPotomac cooler @geoffliving
6:28 am maddiegrant: Weird not seeing @LYF108 and @beautifulthangs here at #blogpotomac πŸ™
6:28 am stephstad: Lots of out of towners at this year’s #blogpotomac
6:28 am technosailor: About 33% of attendees at #blogpotomac this year are NOT from the DMV… out of towners
6:29 am bethjbates: Loads of out-of-towners at #blogpotomac! Sweet!
6:29 am stephstad: #blogpotomac: @geoffliving: DC employs more tech professionals than any other city in US.
6:29 am jamie_hoffman: #blogpotomac one of the best venues I’ve been in for a conference
6:29 am penelope009: Loads of out-of-towners at #blogpotomac! Sweet! http://bit.ly/NsWgW
6:29 am Fudginess: Spread Da’ Word! Check out my controversial blog at http://www.whatdafudge.com #blogpotomac
6:29 am PRSA_NCC: @shel says there’s a reason why we are called counselors. PR needs to demonstrate value through counseling on social media #blogpotomac
6:29 am dnadana: RT @EmilyDeck When introducing clients to SM, it’s best 2 educate and facilitate. Focus on dynamic of conversations first. #blogpotomac
6:29 am LisaMLoeffler: RT @declutteryou Every employee is a front line PR rep for ur company. Train them, trust them.They create cust relationships #blogpotomac
6:29 am lyf108: Aww thanks @maddiegrant — wish I could be there too! #blogpotomac
6:29 am bethjbates: @digitalsista up next #blogpotomac
6:30 am whatthetrend: Why is #blogpotomac trending? Help explain why at What The Trend? http://wttrend.com/4384
6:30 am linkfluence: good opening talk by @shel at #blogpotomac
6:30 am nathanbetz: @MiriamKagan Are blogs dying because there are too many? In any medium, the cream rises to the top. #blogpotomac
6:30 am maddiegrant: Shireen Mitchell taking the stage (@digitalsista) #blogpotomac
6:30 am tlockemy: if client shows resistance 2 social mediawants 2 do something not right, show case stuidies have a few options 4 them 2 choose #blogpotomac
6:30 am technosailor: @digitalsista on stage now Gov 2.0 and political blogging #blogpotomac
6:31 am dcgrrl: @RobbyDC I agree with you about stickers on laptops. #blogpotomac
6:31 am lindsaymallen: RT @stephstad: RT @MikeToner: wow- nice live blog from #blogpotomac http://blog.metrostarsystems.com/
6:31 am KeithTrivitt: RT @EmilyDeck When introducing clients to SM, it’s best 2 educate and facilitate. Focus on dynamic of conversations first. #blogpotomac
6:31 am lyf108: Interesting @technosailor About 33% of attendees at #blogpotomac this year are NOT from the DMV… out of towners
6:31 am annagabbert: RT @frankmartin: #blogpotomac funny how the smartest, brightest people always admit when they don’t know stuff instead of BS’ing an answer
6:31 am lovisatalk: RT @sradick: The thinking that companies speak only in the voice of the Director/CEO is a fallacy #blogpotomac
6:31 am Jillfoster: I have fired clients because I didn’t believe in what they were asking me to do with social media #blogpotomac @shel
6:31 am immunity: @digitalsista is up now talking political blogging #blogpotomac
6:31 am amberportercox: RT @[email protected] on stage now Gov 2.0 and political blogging #blogpotomac
6:31 am usegraymatter: Psyched to be at #blogpotomac today…will sit out the political speaker so as not to agitate myself so early in the morning
6:32 am jaywalk1: @digitalsista is on stage now. Love this woman. So engaged, so real. #blogpotomac
6:32 am declutteryou: Superstar @digitalsista aka Shireen Mitchell taking the stage @ #blogpotomac to talk Gov’t 2.0/Political Blogging
6:32 am amymengel: RT @Marc_Meyer: Hoping the folks at #blogpotomac tweet with their POV and some context, and don’t just repeat what is said. πŸ™‚
6:32 am msimps01: RT: @ASCD: Shel Holtz on social media: “I heard a term: SOI (sphere of influence) vs traditional ROI” Is SOI a viable term yet? #blogpotomac
6:32 am ASCD: Shel Holtz: Every org should have at least one blog. Blogs provide ability for rapid response in authoritative, archived way #blogpotomac
6:32 am storyassistant: Live Blog from BlogPotomac – Opening Speaker Notes w/ @Shel – http://bit.ly/27qrm – would love your comments additions, enjoy! #blogpotomac
6:32 am lindsaymallen: Heard his nickname was Xerox. Or was it Kinko’s? RT @StoryAssistant: @allanschoenberg You were that kid in class weren’t you… #blogpotomac
6:32 am fmacdonald: So true : RT @sonnygill: “Every employee is a frontline public relations representative” – @shel #blogpotomac
6:33 am pjkerley: @digitalsista is on stage discussing political blogging. #blogpotomac
6:33 am lyf108: RT @StoryAssistant Live from BlogPotomac -Opening Speaker Notes w/ @Shel – http://bit.ly/27qrm – would love comments additions! #blogpotomac
6:33 am crystaldempsey: RT @93octane: #blogpotomac needs a shorter hashtag. πŸ˜› #BlogPo09 …. I humbly suggest #BloPot09
6:33 am rachelrule: @chrisbrogan @shel showed your blog some love at #BlogPotomac
6:33 am sarahmarchetti: RT @jillfoster I have fired clients because I didn’t believe in what they were asking me to do with social media #blogpotomac @shel
6:34 am surbhi_r: #blogpotomac??? WTF is that even that it Trending topic we have to step it up #battleground
6:34 am henrim: @GeoffLiving We are in NOVA so technically DC is out of town… just saying. #blogpotomac
6:34 am tjohns06: I heart @digitalsista #blogpotomac
6:34 am allanschoenberg: @arikhanson i’m a longtime fan of @shel so I suggest you do your video interview with him today from #blogpotomac
6:34 am Jillfoster: She takes the stage! @digitalsista #blogpotomac — on what goes backstage in political blogging
6:34 am lindsaymallen: You just made @BubbleBreaker and me LOL at #BlogPotomac!, @laermer! RT @laermer: Is Lady Gaga some kind of corporate science experiment?
6:34 am GeoffLiving: RT @lindsaymallen: http://twitpic.com/76xmg – You got your wish, @GeoffLiving! πŸ™‚ #BlogPotomac is trending on Twitter!
6:34 am lindsaymallen: You just made @BubbleBreaker and me LOL at #BlogPotomac, @laermer! RT @laermer: Is Lady Gaga some kind of corporate science experiment?
6:34 am SNCR: Shireen Mitchell #digitalsista is speaking about political blogging #blogpotomac talking re: how “the whole spectrum of politics has changed
6:35 am shonali: Btw, if you’re trying to @ me, I can’t see ’em. Sorry! @digitalsista now on at #blogpotomac.
6:35 am creativeblogs: RT @Jillfoster: She takes the stage! @digitalsista #blogpotomac — on what goes backstage in political blogging
6:35 am sseawright: RT @Jillfoster I have fired clients because I didn’t believe in what they were asking me to do with social media #blogpotomac from @shel
6:35 am dcgrrl: @digitalsista is getting a lot of love from livebloggers at #blogpotomac
6:35 am NewC1ty: Listening to @digitalsister at #blogpotomac
6:35 am Hydrastix: #blogpotomac Can companies be held liable for the social media content posted by their employees??
6:35 am chrisbrogan: @rachelrule – that’s because @shel is awesome. #blogpotomac
6:35 am storyassistant: @sseawright Are you here?! #blogpotomac
6:36 am rachelrule: #BlogPotomac – trending topic in Twitter!
6:36 am arikhanson: Talk about prolific: @storyassistant is live blogging #blogpotomac. Good recap of @shel ‘s prezo/disco. http://tinyurl.com/n29bh4
6:36 am natsWAH: #blogpotomac Can companies be held liable for the social media content posted by their employees?? http://bit.ly/5TW6E
6:36 am sradick: Agreed! RT @Marc_Meyer: Hoping the folks at #blogpotomac tweet with their POV and some context, and don’t just repeat what is said. πŸ™‚
6:36 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac is it possile to be a political blogger and maintain fair and balanced perspective?
6:36 am retheauditors: #blogpotomac re: blogs @allanschoenberg Long or short form, real time or tape delay… Room for all w/content that’s rich, unique, useful.
6:36 am 93octane: @CrystalDempsey Ok, let’s just go ahead and go all the way with #BloP09 (Blow-Poe-Nine) πŸ˜› #blogpotomac
6:37 am lindsaymallen: http://twitpic.com/76ybo – And now #BlogPotomac is moving up, up, up on the trending list, @GeoffLiving!
6:37 am K_Kanyon: HUH? TGIF Follow Friday OR Its Friday #beatlesporn #11thcommandment #blogpotomac Father’s Day Lakers Pedamundo GMA iPh – www.KelliKanyon.com
6:37 am bitchville: #blogpotomac http://bitchville.tumblr.com/
6:37 am JosephMann: RT @chrisabraham @ewengel: strategic motivation for blogging is rapid response in authoritative, archived fashion #blogpotomac (I like this)
6:37 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac during RNC protests Twitter was used to alert about police location and locate hot- spots
6:37 am matterhornpat: interesting look at the election/social from someone involved from @digitalsista #blogpotomac
6:38 am immunity: RT @rachelrule #BlogPotomac – trending topic in Twitter! – its early morning friday – that’s pretty cool
6:38 am Marc_Meyer: @LisaHoffmann I know it is…and you only have 140 characters to do all that! hang in there #BlogPotomac
6:38 am pjkerley: Shameless plug (#blogpotomac is trending, I’m here, and I have to leverage that!) – everyone check out @FuelingGood
6:38 am KaseyMir: #blogpotomac is it possile to be a political blogger and maintain fair and balanced perspective? http://bit.ly/vQdWU
6:38 am technosailor: I think @digitalsista is getting all her angst out on the RNC right now #blogpotomac
6:38 am blogpotomac: RT @lindsaymallen: http://twitpic.com/76xmg – You got your wish, @GeoffLiving! πŸ™‚ #BlogPotomac is trending on Twitter!
6:38 am SarahWurrey: Interesting viewpoints from @digitalsista regarding blogging/tweeting last year’s national political conventions. #blogpotomac
6:38 am meganmcq: Too funny #blogpotomac is FINALLY tending topic. Follow Friday #blogpotomac
6:38 am netsolcares: @matterhornpat great to meet you today at #blogpotomac IRL
6:38 am rickdassler: Twitter recognizes #blogpotomac as a trending topic!
6:39 am amberportercox: My #followfriday #ff is all the folks at #blogpotomac – you’ll get some great info by following the brains in this room!
6:39 am KeithTrivitt: Had fun following the #BlogPotomac stream for a few mins … time to get some other work done now. happy friday!
6:39 am GloriaBell: Want a FF recommendation & truly interested in learning about SM? Follow the convos at #blogpotomac
6:39 am SarahWurrey: @mstory123 Why aren’t you at #blogpotomac? Unacceptable. πŸ˜‰
6:39 am SodexoCareers: @A_Scarpino if you are interested you can read live blogging of #blogpotomac here http://bit.ly/spAj or here http://bit.ly/14Rhgr
6:39 am newmediajim: wish i could be at #blogpotomac today!! alas, it’s off to the State Department for a photo op with Secretary Clinton and Ecuador’s FM
6:39 am RobbyDC: DNC convention allowed laptops and cameras but RNC wouldn’t even allow umbrellas during presidential election #blogpotomac
6:39 am maddiegrant: interesting stories from campaigns – using Twitter as a way to cross pollinate political blogs b/c mass media not covering all #blogpotomac
6:39 am _sarakate_: @digitalsista talks politics & social media, Obama’s recent campaign – backstage campaign&conventions different than on tv #blogpotomac
6:39 am lifeatmcgladrey: RT @SarahWurrey: Interesting viewpoints from @digitalsista regarding blogging/tweeting last year’s natl political conventions. #blogpotomac
6:40 am sliqviq: Listening to @digitalsista talking about activism in blogging versus normal channels #blogpotomac
6:40 am GeoffLiving: Listening to @digitalsista discussing the dynamics of political blogging during the 2008 election at #blogpotomac
6:40 am LankyStanky: whoa congrats to #blogpotomac, trending topic on twitter! Can anyone DM me notes/overview on going next year?
6:40 am SNCR: #digitalsista says that Twitter played a critical role in covering the 2008 presidential election #blogpotomac
6:40 am lindsaymallen: Edited RT @arikhanson: Talk about prolific: @storyassistant is live blogging #blogpotomac. http://tinyurl.com/n29bh4
6:40 am miketempleton: Finally, a trending topic worth something. Check out the feed for #blogpotomac. Great content there. http://wthashtag.com/blogpotomac
6:40 am jeremycee: Keep an eye on @Jillfoster today = live tweeting @ #BlogPotomac #followfriday
6:40 am iHapa: @digitalsista used social media to cross-pollinate traditional news at RNC. Telling the real story #blogpotomac
6:40 am A_Scarpino: #blogpotomac is top item on twitscoop. No doubt thanks to @sodexocareers.
6:40 am sonnygill: RT @GeoffLiving: @lindsaymallen http://twitpic.com/76xmg (w00t – #blogpotomac trending)
6:40 am jonnew: Twitter was used to cross-promote and connect politcal blogs during election says @digitalsista #blogpotomac
6:40 am CMcGurn: Old Mac isn’t booting up. Phone is dying. Terrified that I may be at #blogpotomac w/o a connection! Look for the guy in a cold sweat
6:40 am chrishemrick: about 30% here are from outside the DC area #blogpotomac
6:40 am creativeblogs: @digitalsista talks about using Twitter to cross-pollinate mainstream political blogs during the recent election #blogpotomac
6:41 am LRHoffman: lots of tweeting going on here, #blogpotomac a trending topic within an hour of the unconference
6:41 am janevanryan: Shireen Mitchell says demonstrators comminicated via twitter during the national political conventions. #blogpotomac
6:41 am chrishemrick: Listening to @digitalsista talking about political blogging. Waiting to hear something useful #blogpotomac
6:41 am PamelaMartin: @swoodruff Is your twinge a full-fledged ache yet? We miss you at #blogpotomac
6:41 am annagabbert: Sitting next to @gabrielmkey, admiring his awesome technique of mind-mapping #blogpotomac notes
6:41 am maddiegrant: more an more womens’ orgs getting on Twitter to spread info and cross pollinate with blogs #blogpotomac
6:41 am GloriaBell: @digitalsista talking about politics, blogging & social media – interesting insight into how it has evolved #blogpotomac
6:41 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac key to political and activist blogging- cross polinate (linkbacks and RTWeets) to promote each other’s causes
6:41 am sup_holmes: #blogpotomac — the #okctweetup of the mid-atlantic coast… #OklahomaCity had it first haha
6:41 am SarahWurrey: Tag teaming my tweeting b/t my Blackberry and Macbook when the wifi hiccups, this might be the geekiest I’ve looked in a while. #blogpotomac
6:42 am lizscherer: @digitalsista self proclaimed hashtag diva. Holla! #blogpotomac
6:42 am creativeblogs: @digitalsista uses a lot of hashtags on Twitter to cross-pollinate conversations within different communities #blogpotomac
6:42 am shmestin: RT @ASCD: Shel Holtz on social media: “I heard a term: SOI (sphere of influence) vs traditional ROI” Is SOI a viable term yet? #blogpotomac
6:42 am bethjbates: @digitalsista self-proclaimed “hashtag diva” – @technosailor says its just noise #blogpotomac
6:42 am ScottHepburn: Sorry I’m not livetweeting @digitalsista speech. Working the phones. #blogpotomac
6:42 am yoyofellow: #blogpotomac BlogPotomac is this year’s premiere social media marketing event for greater Washington DC. Attendees… http://foxyurl.com/5R9
6:42 am storyassistant: Learning about Govt SM from @digitalsista – should be good for my SM for Govt event in September – http://bit.ly/5rdT8 #blogpotomac
6:42 am johnrhopkins: @KBu Where are you sitting? #blogpotomac
6:42 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac three key political activist groups on Twitter: liberetarians, progressives, conservatives
6:42 am Jillfoster: Talking ‘jump out police’ @ #RNC09 (was more police than #dnc) RNC took cameras+umbrellas, more from bloggers #blogpotomac @digitalsista
6:42 am clairethomey: Hastags = Noise?? Or hashtags = symbols of alignment with a community?? (Twitter gang signs!) πŸ˜‰ @digitalsista #blogpotomac
6:42 am rachelrule: Just visited St. Simon?s Island website: http://tinyurl.com/lwaqy8 #BlogPotomac @digitalsista
6:42 am _sarakate_: @digitalsista used social media 2 cross-pollinate traditional news @political convention -getting *real* news out in real time #blogpotomac
6:42 am matterhornpat: interesting look at hashtags and the election #blogpotomac
6:43 am bethjbates: RT @Jillfoster I have fired clients because I didn’t believe in what they were asking me to do with social media #blogpotomac from @shel
6:43 am PamelaMartin: Using hashtags lets you talk to your community and converse across diverse groups: per @digitalsista #blogpotomac
6:43 am miss_mery: interesting look at hashtags and the election #blogpotomac http://bit.ly/CXgBA
6:43 am maddiegrant: uses hashtags liberally to have conversations across political parties #blogpotomac
6:43 am MaiaKG: Kickin it old skool & rockin phones/ notebooks w/@sarahmarchetti at #blogpotomac .. @digitalsista on stage talking abt her use of hashtags
6:43 am amberportercox: @digitalsista is talking about being a #hashtagdiva πŸ™‚ #blogpotomac and uses them to organize topics and people in groups.
6:43 am lizscherer: @digitalsista hashtag transcends boundaries in pol tweeting #blogpotomac
6:43 am SarahWurrey: So glad to see #blogpotomac as a top trending topic. Much better than some of the nonsense that’s sneaked in there recently.
6:43 am lindsaymallen: Skipping #FollowFriday and instead directing you to the #BlogPotomac feed. Great minds all in one rm … and we’re TRENDING! πŸ™‚
6:43 am clairethomey: In all seriousness, glad to know that there’s others that think hastags are useful! #blogpotomac
6:43 am storyassistant: @meganmcq My bad:) – Look forward to meeting you…great start here at #blogpotomac
6:43 am JennyLaplace: interesting look at hashtags and the election #blogpotomac http://bit.ly/CXgBA http://bit.ly/MFdxi
6:43 am sradick: Political blogging with @digitalsista – interesting,but not really relevant to my work. @tgmason & @ryanalexander would love it #blogpotomac
6:43 am SodexoCareers: @A_Scarpino not quite – every single person here has their laptop and TweetDeck open – multitasking at it’s best #blogpotomac
6:43 am ahsonwardak: @sradick hope you have fun at #blogpotomac… pleast tweet throughout the day
6:43 am frankmartin: #blogpotomac twitter goes where traditional media refuse to cover – now WE decide what is news @digitalsista
6:43 am CMEGroup: If you’re interested in learning more about social media we suggest you follow #blogpotomac today. We’re here and good topics.
6:43 am barbaranixon: @SarahWurrey Sounds like how I must have looked at #nmas09 this week. Someone needs to get a twitpic of you w your geek on #blogpotomac
6:43 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac hash tags great way to facilitate conversations and let law makers know how folks feel about issue. Can Twitter be used to …
6:44 am tjohns06: #hashtagdiva talking politics #blogpotomac more specific tags can segment markets when discussing hot trending topics with many viewpoints
6:44 am julieminevich: I still say #tpot would be a great hashtag for progressives on Twitter (#p2, #topprog). It sounds like TEAPOT! πŸ™‚ #blogpotomac
6:44 am arikhanson: @bloisolson you would enjoy this discussion. @digitalsista is talking political blogging. Great insights so far. #blogpotomac
6:44 am SNCR: #digitalsista says 3 political groups have begun to congregate on twitter: libertarians, progressives, and conservatives #blogpotomac
6:44 am GabrielMKey: @annagabbert #blogpotomac aww tooo kind
6:44 am SarahWurrey: RT @amberportercox My #followfriday #ff is all the folks at #blogpotomac – you’ll get some great info by following the brains in this room!
6:44 am GabrielMKey: RT @annagabbert: Sitting next to @gabrielmkey, admiring his awesome technique of mind-mapping #blogpotomac notes
6:45 am MiriamKagan: #blogpotomac: is Twitter the new century lobbyist? Does that male conversation moderators the new policy king-makers?
6:45 am meganmcq: Thought: We may not be able to have fair and bal perspective?but can have fair and balanced convo through social media #blogpotomac
6:45 am tjohns06: Is twitter making change or just noise? #blogpotomac What about the value/ROI of awareness??
6:45 am okctweetupbot: RT @sup_holmes #blogpotomac — the #okctweetup of the mid-atlantic coast… #OklahomaCity had it first haha
6:45 am againer: @digitalsista is defending hashtags for grouping tweets involving different political groups, very smart.#blogpotomac
6:45 am frankmartin: #blogpotomac twitter also can provide “fair and balanced” where the news is not (if we choose to listen, or WANT it) @digitalsista
6:45 am thinklynsen: RT @lindsaymallen: Skipping #FollowFriday and instead directing you to the #BlogPotomac feed. Great minds all in one rm & we’re TRENDING!
6:45 am mattspencer1969: @marc_meyer Pov: positive there are so many soc media pros, but as long as we’re talking to each other, we’re fringe in dc #blogpotomac

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