Name Your Challenge – Use & Abuse Joseph for the Autism Fundraiser

I get it. You've been watching me encourage you to donate funds in this awesome fundraiser for 5 days now. You're probably wondering if it's ever going to stop. You might be getting bored of me asking, again and again, to donate to these wonderful kids, diagnosed with autism, that need your support. (All of our support) I realize that, and I want to keep things exciting and amazing for everyone. So, here's your chance to have a little fun with me: What would you like me to do? Gail pledged $50 if I'd shave my beard and keep a goatee. Aimee pledged a date if I'd raise $500. How creative are you? Name your price, and whatever "outside the box" type of activity you want to see me do, and I'll ask my friends if they think it's a good idea. It doesn't matter if you want me to sing for you, go on a date for you, write your name on my chest and do ...

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The Ugliness Takes A Turn Toward Beautiful…

WOW That's really the only thing that can be said at this point. What started out as a fun little idea to raise a few dollars for charity, while simultaneously making fun of my poor grooming habits and subsequent lack of dates, has now evolved into a super fun little soap opera. First, Carl Seier made fun ...

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Bad Hair Day turns even uglier…
Social Media Fundraiser for National Autism Association

If you've been following along, a few days ago I launched a Crowdrise campaign to raise $500 for the National Autism Association. After 7 months of not cutting my hair, I decided to put that ugliness to good use. Refusing to cut my hair, I posted some really ugly "Bad Hair" photos until our goal was reached... it only took 3 days. (Yes, it was that ugly) Now ...

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Joseph’s Bad Hair Fundraising Project for the National Autism Association

Okay, here's the deal, I'll make it quick: here's a really great chance to show the power of Social Media and help some very special kids in the process. I'M NORMALLY A VAIN GUY... ...but I have gone over 7 months without a haircut. WOW! I figure I deserve a prize, or money or some kind of a medal for this magnificent feat, especially considering how vain I am. BUT, i'm ...

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Crowdsourcing Breakups – What to do with an unused engagement ring?

Social media is a powerful tool for creating new relationships. Every day we make connections through friends, and friends of friends, as we go about our social media journey. The purpose of the Social Media Adventure was to demonstrate this potential with live case-studies by journeying across the country to meet in-person those friendships that were previously only online. Social Media has helped me create these relationships with ...

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Joseph Ranseth featured among Most Eligible Bachelors on Twitter

Twitter superstar Diana Adams (aka @adamsconsulting) recently decided to use her leverage as a feature writer at the BitRebels.com blog to really shake up the lives of 30 single men, myself included, when she wrote Twitter’s 30 Most Eligible Bachelors. In her words: According to Chadwick Martin Bailey, a market research firm out of Boston, over 20% of couples meet online these days. That is ...

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Social Media Stole My Kidney

The focus on the Social Media Adventure is to demonstrate the power of Social Media to bring people together to form authentic in-person relationships. While the majority of the posts on here are experiences from my own travels, this one was WAY too cool to pass up. Amy Donohue (@TheFabulousOne ) is an "unfiltered & vocal woman" (Her words, I wanted to use "loud mouth") and often speaks ...

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Random Tweet + Tesla Roadster = New Connections

It started with a random tweet. It ended with a ride around Winnipeg in a Tesla Roadster and a new friendship. I saw @KeithBilous tweet about how much he loved giving people rides in his recent "birthday gift to himself": A new Tesla Roadster. I responded and said I wanted a ride, too. :) Seeing that my Twitter profile says I'm in Phoenix, he joked ...

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Couchsurfing VS Facebook – Which is more important to Social Media?

I was reflecting on how when I first launched the Social Media Adventure over 2 years ago, I wasn't really doing anything new... to me at least. The concept of traveling around the world to meet people for the purpose of forming & strengthening relationships was something that I, as well as many others, I'm sure, have been doing even before the advent of Facebook & Twitter. Better Than ...

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The Engagement Video – Joseph’s Surprise Birthday Party

In case you missed the party (or the news segment that told the story) here’s an inside peek at what happened the night we got engaged. Special thanks to our good friend Jacki Semerau (@SOCJacki) for lovingly creating this memento.

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Best Birthday Ever… (I got engaged)

Today I had the best birthday ever.... Not only did I have a surprise birthday, but I also got engaged. :) Photo by Stephanie Quilao Here it is, the picture that made our special day public.  It was taken around 8:30pm on December 28th at my “surprise” birthday party. My good friend @SkinnyJeans posted it to twitter immediately and within minutes, @AZFamily (Channel 3TV) had also tweeted it. ...

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The Secret To Running a Business While Being A Road-Trip Addict

With the launch of the recent #MBTweetRace by Mercedes Benz USA, everyone is talking about Road Trips. Yes, it seems like all of Twitter has Road Trip Fever. Now, I'm not so arrogant to say that I invented road trips, but I will be so arrogant to say that I have mastered the art of combining Social Media with road trips. (At least for me...) With so many people ...

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Road Trips, Tweeting Cell Phone Numbers & Making Friends

On my recent trip to Thompson, Manitoba, I had plenty of time to think. (Thompson is about 8 hours north of Winnipeg... brrr!) So, after I ran through all my thoughts, I had another 7 1/2 hours of drive time ahead of me. As I'm known to do, I tweeted my cell phone number and asked for some moral support in the form of inspiring or funny text messages ...

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Country Artists (Singers & Songwriters) Using Social Media

It's interesting to see the traffic that comes to this site and the search terms they use to find it. :) Shortly after I published a post about wanting to date a country singer on my recent trip through nashville, I noticed that people were finding this site while googling "Country Artists Using Social Media" and I was a little perplexed. After all, I'm not really a big ...

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Crowdsourcing Luxury Hotel Reservations in NYC, NY

Some may call it ambivalence, others may call it laziness... They may both have a point. Confession: I left my hotel reservations up to my twitter friends. What is the best luxury hotel in NYC? Any suggestions? #nyc (view original tweet) The truth is, though, I have never been to NYC before, so I thought I would ask for some suggestions from my social ...

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