By Kristen Abell
As usual, my link round-up is gonna be more random than not, but I’ll try to throw in at least a couple of tech links since we’re all about tech here, right?
First things first, a little conference plug – if you haven’t signed up yet, the deadline for NASPATech is September 9th, so get on it already! I’m pretty excited to be presenting there, and more excited to meet some of the other presenters and participants. It looks to be an interesting and good time, so I hope to see you there!
Although I have not previously been terribly interested in the “30-day challenge” genre of Facebook posts, I have to admit that the 30-day book challenge (found courtesy of the lovely Stacy Oliver) is peaking my interest. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m definitely considering it. Anyone want to join me?
This little Mashable piece on social media crises is actually a pretty interesting primer on how to avoid them in the first place, as well as how to structure social media use within your company. Also, it has some decent graphics that would help explain the article – always useful when trying to explain to non-social-media folks. I’m thinking this might be a good thing to share with administration folks who are maybe considering social media, but don’t see why we have to put some front-end work into a plan before just throwing ourselves on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe that’s just me, though.
Because I am a huge fan of to-do lists, I loved loved loved this little tidbit from LifeHacker on making your to-do list doable. There are some fantastic points in here, including breaking projects into smaller items and keeping projects that you’re not ready to do yet off the list – two things that are the bane of my current to-do list. However, I have to disagree with their whole, “don’t include things like eating breakfast, taking a shower, etc.” to keep your list short – sometimes you have to have things to cross off, right?
Now for a couple of randomly fun or odd links…
Recently our five-year-old found this video on YouTube, and it is his current favorite. What could be bad about Beastie Boys and squirrels? Oh wait… Warning: do not let your kids watch unless you want to hear over and over and over (and over and over) again for the next several days.
And finally, if you’re looking for some addicting things to do online (besides blogging, Facebook and Twitter, that is), I have a couple of sites for you. Check out Bubble Town on games.com – it is ridiculously addictive. I’m still hooked after my sister sent it to me several months ago. Also, I hear (though I have not yet succumbed to the temptation) that turntable.fm has a pretty hefty #sachat following and can be quite the addiction. You know, in your spare time…