Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter and why I've been MIA

I don't write too much about work on this blog because it's a running blog and I figure you guys would all rather read about that than about work. But I've been pretty wrapped up in work stuff lately and I want to tell you about the cool people I got to hear from at the conference the past two days. 

Plus I have nothing really to say about working out other than yoga went OK tonight even though I couldn't do some of the poses because of my bruised knee. So I'm going to tell you a little bit about the awesome conference I was at the last two days.

For those of you who don't know, my job is basically all about social media. I develop and then implement social media plans for my organization using Facebook and Twitter mostly and I'm researching breaking in to YouTube and other platforms. 

So at this conference I learned all kinds of things about best practices and how the social Web is changing the way people interact. The best part about it was I got to hear it from really cool people, like Craig Newmark, the founder of craigslist, Jeff Jarvis, the guy who wrote What Would Google Do, Vivek Kundra, the White House CIO and Macon Phillips, the White House head of new media. 

It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot and met a ton of cool industry leaders. 

So that's what I've been up to the past two days and the reason I haven't posted much of substance or commented on your blogs. I promise to get back to normal posting as soon as I catch up on what I missed at the office while I was at conference!

10 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like fun, Jess!

BTW, how's Jillian treating you?!

Susan said...

Sounds like a great conference...my college roommate loves craigslist, so I'm sure she would be jealous that the founder was there!

Badgergirl said...

That sounds like a cool conference Jess. As a reporter, all of the social media stuff is really interesting to me.

X-Country2 said...

What a cool job! Beats the heck out of mine. :o)

Jamie said...

cool job and cool conference. i need a job like yours :)

lindsay said...

sounds like an interesting work conference at least! :) hope you've been finding some time for running/workouts and that the knee is feeling ok!

Jess said...

Sounds like an interesting work conference!

Carolina John said...

the conference sounds like fun. i like meeting interesting people at those things.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

sounds like fun. good job. < 140 chars. woohoo! my 1st tweet!

aron said...

very cool!! sounds like it was a fun conference!

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