Thursday, January 29, 2009

January Check-In

It's been a while since I blogged. I know I know I need to do a better job at keeping up with this.

I've been quite busy the past few weeks. I've been learning CSS and more HTML coding, learning the ins and outs of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Zinch and all my other choices for Social Media. Who would have known so much was out there?

But there's more going on still beside Social Media for me. There was the PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon where I helped my friend out. There is the amazing Arizona Cardinals who made it to the Super Bowl. There was my decision to train for the IMS Half Marathon on February 15th. I think that is about it.

I guess I will check in in about another 2 weeks. Hopefully sooner!

Rock on,
Lane J

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Facebook Fiasco Turned Good

For the past month, I have been working with my university's Facebook (FB) account. Someone had set it up before I took over. I was trying to update the information and keep it updated.

Last Friday I sent an email to Facebook because I was trying to set up a Fan Page for the University and was having issues putting something together.

Monday night, the last email of the day was from Facebook. We had violated a term of service with the profile we had.

Per our Terms of Use, Facebook profiles must represent a single individual. Users are not permitted to maintain an account under an organization's name, or use personal accounts primarily to promote themselves professionally.
With this, our entire profile was locked and almost everything was lost. Before having lost our profile, I had started working on a Fan Page to be launch the same time our latest marketing pieces hit mailboxes.

By the generosity of Carly at Facebook, they were going to move the Fan Page to my personal account. We had also found a Fan Page that was unauthorized. No one from our university had set it up. Our outside marketing firm had no idea. Hoping my new friend Carly could help, I sent her a quick email seeing if she could take down the unauthorized page and transfer the fans to the new page I had created.

Fingers crossed and Wednesday afternoon, our fan page went from 16 fans to 206 in less than 5 seconds.

In sending an email the ended up closeing what I had worked on building for a month, we were able to condense everything into one page. My Facebook fiascon turned out to be great!

Thanks Carly at Facebook!!!

Rock on,
Lane J

Monday, January 12, 2009

Do nots of Text Messaging.

My family has never had texting. There was the occasional trial period when we signed new contracts but other than that no.

Since moving out on my own, I have had texting. Recently my family realized it and well now they have texting.

So this brings me to things you shouldn't do when you have text messaging:

  • Text your daughter during your anniversary dinner
  • Text your daughter while she is at a playoff game
  • Text someone telling them you are texting the person across from you.
  • Text a family member a time zone away to ask them if they are awake at 6am on a Saturday.
Four things I wish you will not do.

Rock on,
Lane J