Spending the day at Stanford’s Social Innovation Review Conference #socialmedia

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Why: I thought it would be interesting to post first takeaways from today’s conference. The notes are just an unedited snap shot of a learning experience, which sometimes I find quite insightful in and of itself. The nature of the process I mean; the madness of the method…

What: My neat notes from Social Innovation: Social Media on Purpose so far:

Slactivism
Movember
FACEBOOK:
Libby Leffler, Strategic Partner Manager at Facebook
Photo Friday
Include communities
Competition for cover photo
Photos are everything, doesnt matter where they come from or the quality
Analytics are also everything. See what content has the most impact.
Engage other groups/orgs
Tag other organizations
Set milestones on timeline
Resource center: Nonprofit page on Facebook – downloadable best practices and video
Pose questions to the public, have the public share their experiences

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Takeaway: Networking was key as were the “destinations” of my train of thoughts (tools to implement, names to email, stories to share, programs to download, people to follow). Great day and great exercise for me to practice being an ambassador.

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(This needs to be here)- A Tribute to Autzen Stadium:

I love this school, I love Chip Kelly, and I love this team with a fiery passion. Ducks for life.

This Is Autzen from Fowlplay2010 on Vimeo.

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Jenna’s (Indian) Summer Mixtape Volume 2

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Stop Making Sense


One of my favorite DVDs of alltime is a filmed concert by the Talking Heads from 1983, perfectly titled “Stop Making Sense.” I often feel like this is the motto I want the world to live by, in order for us all to fully enjoy it. I grew up listening to the Talking Heads (thanks to Dr. Daddy Starkey), but never realized how fantastic David Byrne was until I saw this film.  I can’t stop smiling when I watch it. I think it also represents why I love music and musicians so much – especially from the 70’s and 80’s – the ones that are pure passion, pure creativity and pure rays of joy and life.   Some random youtube commenter explains my thoughts on this particular Talking Heads song perfectly – “…Rarely see such a seriously tight performance by performers who refuse to take themselves or each other or the song or the performance too seriously. But man do they nail it. It’s a riot of attitude – that never misses a beat. I love the black chicks adding their own narration. Hell, everybody on stage is narrating as they go, and everybody gets it right. It’s the United Nations of frenetic funk at top speed..”

I highly recommend watching this DVD on a big screen some cool, cooky night with your friends. David Byrne and his peeps are too great, too silly and too infectiously joyous to pass up.

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Jenna’s Summer Mixtape Volume 1

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Magic Crystals That Are San Francisco

“Up there we see everything, Oakland to the left, El Cerrito and Richmond to the right, Marin forward, over the Bay, Berkeley below, all red rooftops and trees of cauliflower and columbine, shaped like rockets and explosions, all those people below us, with humbler views; we see the Bay Bridge, clunkety, the Richmond Bridge, straight, low, the Golden Gate, red toothpicks and string, the blue between, the blue above, the gleaming white Land of the Lost/Superman’s North Pole Getaway magic crystals that are San Francisco.” – From Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

*I love this quote and it warms my heart thinking of my parents home in Berkeley and my new apartment here in San Francisco.  Photo credit goes to you Nick deWilde xx

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Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird

Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man on Earth) is one of my favorite musicians of this decade. His music puts a spell on me; reminding me to let go and stand proud of wherever I am in life.

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