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That Didn’t Go As Planned

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Okay, so the whole #140conf seven posts in seven days bit obviously hasn’t happened.  I really shouldn’t promise something a) in the heat of the moment and b) when I can’t set aside the time to complete it.

I apologize to you, the few people who read this.  I have some of the #140conf posts as drafts; hopefully I’ll be able to finish and publish them in the coming weeks.

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June 25th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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The Power of Fantasy in an Age of Reality

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This is the second of my #140conf seven posts in seven days series.  Of course, this was supposed to be done on Friday (it’s now Sunday), so I have a bit of catching up to do.  For those of you that haven’t read the first post of this series, I’m going to write a post a day for the next week reflecting on some aspect of the 140 Characters Conference (except today, when I hope to write three to catch up).  The posts may be direct responses to the panels, commentary on the event, or something only tangentially related.  I’m not really too sure on what I’ll be covering each day, as I’m writing them shortly before I post them.  So what’s on the agenda right now?  The power of fantasy in an age of reality.  Also known as why fake people on Twitter can sometimes be more real than actual human beings. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21st, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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Perceptions of the Impact of Social Media

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So this is the first of my #140conf seven posts in seven days series.  For those of you that haven’t read my previous post, I’m going to write a post a day for the next week reflecting on some aspect of the 140 Characters Conference.  The posts may be direct responses to the panels, commentary on the event, or something only tangentially related.  I’m not really too sure on what I’ll be covering each day, as I’m writing them shortly before I post them.  So what’s on the agenda today?  How the perceived impact of social media can differ from reality.

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June 19th, 2009 at 12:08 am

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Reflecting on #140conf

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So I went to The 140 Characters Conference.  Put on by Jeff Pulver, it was a two day conference dedicated to all things Twitter; you might remember it from some of my earlier posts.  I actually tweeted most of the conference from my phone, as I didn’t feel like carrying around my laptop for the two days.  My thumbs may have suffered some kind of repetitive strain injury as a result, but that’s okay.  If you’d like too, you can search for my tweets from the last two days to get a sense of what it was like to be there – that’s part of why I was tweeting at least.  Anyway, what follows are some of my thoughts about #140conf (as the kids on Twitter call it).  My apologies if I slip into twit-speak that you’re not familiar with – after two days spent in 140 characters, it’s might be a bit hard to get used to as much room as I want.

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June 18th, 2009 at 12:05 am

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140 Characters Conference Update

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Don’t think I posted this here, but courtesy of Jeff Pulver’s scholarship program, I’ll be attending the 140 Characters Conference next month (you can read my application here).  So excited!  It’s going to be great to meet some of the people who I follow on Twitter and learn and talk about the uses of Twitter across different fields.  I can’t wait!

EDIT: The badge no longer works due to changes at the 140conf website.  Sorry folks.

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May 23rd, 2009 at 11:47 am

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Why I’d like to attend #140conf

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So Jeff Pulver is putting together a conference called #140conf in celebration of all things Twitter.  As a recent college grad (try today, actually), I’m not exactly able to sign up and just go.  But Jeff has generosity decided to run a program giving scholarships to 30 people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend.  The entry process?  Write a 140 word e-mail on why I want to attend.

So here it is:

Hello Jeff-
 
I’d like to attend #140conf because I think that one day Twitter is going to revolutionize the way that companies interact with their customers (if it hasn’t already), and as a recent college graduate – commencement was yesterday in fact – I think that what I could learn at #140conf will be invaluable in my career.  I’m also extremely interested in the political applications of Twitter; it seems like every week I find some new way that a government across the world is using Twitter to open itself to its constituents.  I’d really appreciate having the opportunity to attend #140conf in order to explore this (and more).
 
Also, to be perfectly honest, the idea of spending two whole days talking about Twitter kind of appeals to my inner geek.
 
Thank you,
Jed Cohen

For kicks, I decided to write a Twitter version that’s 140 characters long:

Jeff-
Because I graduated from college today and think that one day Twitter is going to revolutionize the way I’ll work.
Thanks,
Jed Cohen

And finally, my tweet linking to this post (for bonus points apparently).

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May 13th, 2009 at 11:35 am

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