Today, I start a new feature -- "Favorites on Friday", soon to be better known as "FoF".
First, I have to credit the idea to my favorite Minnesota National Public Radio station, which used to broadcast a program on Friday afternoons called "Favorites on Friday". Here at Manitou Heights, I want to create an interesting mix on Fridays of things that are cool and fun.
Today it is community management, video conversations and a fellow social media maven.
I've gotten to know Thomas Knoll (that's ' Kuh-null ) through a number of social networking sites and tools such as Twitter. He's originally from Minnesota and recently started his new job as the Community Manager for Seesmic, a company founded by Loic Lemur that has been described as the "Twitter of video".
It is more accurate to say that Seesmic is leading the way in video conversations. Anyone with a webcam can participate and they have conversations streams in lots of languages about lots of topics. This, of course, appeals to me as an international education professional.
Seesmic just released a video introducing Thomas as their new Community Manager. So for FoF (that's "Favorites on Friday", remember?), I'm featuring "Seesmic du Jour 160: 10 Q&A to the Q&A guy" wherein Thomas tell us about himself, what a community manager is and what he does for Seesmic -- in a very creative way.
I've been watching what Seesmic is doing. I even posted my own Seesmic video from the 2008 NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference last week. I would have posted more, but things got so very busy (as any conference attendee knows) and my non-Seesmic interview videos ended up on YouTube. I am, however, going to continue to explore Seesmic, especially for what it may be able to bring to our field.
Do you have something you'd like to see on "Favorites on Friday"? Let me know!
- At a Twittering Crossroad (dougpete.wordpress.com)
- Seesmic Desktop now supports UserVoice (uservoice.com)
- What's Going On At Seesmic? (businessinsider.com)
- Why I Will Not Use Seesmic, Ever (technobabbl.es)
- Seesmic Assigns Male Gender to All? (joliea.wordpress.com)