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 hundreds and hundreds of people. But, do we ever consider how social media can be used to help end a relationship? A New Perspective On Crowdsourcing For those of you just tuning in, it was through twitter that I met my former girlfriend-turned-fiancée. (A mutual follower introduced us and said we should connect.) It's been over six months since that relationship ended. Over that period of time, I've gotten one common question that I haven't came up with a good answer for yet: What are you going to do with the ring? I don't know, honestly. I do know ...

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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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Las Vegas Luxury Hotel Choice: The Bellagio, A 5 Star Hotel

In my last post, I explained a bit about how I crowdsourced my luxury hotel reservations in Las Vegas. First off, thank you so much for sharing your experiences and giving me some input. I have only been to Las Vegas a few times, so your feedback was super helpful. It was also super fun... some of you had some pretty wacky stories to tell. ;) [caption id="" align="alignright" ...

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The Twitter Addiction – Social Media Adventure featured in Times Publications Article

I haven't been diligent about posting when the Social Media Adventure is featured in the media... but I'm turning over a new leaf. Recently, Jimmy Magahern wrote an article entitled The Twitter Addiction for the Times Publications, one of Arizona's prominent news publications. Love it or hate it, the Valley’s top tweeters can’t stay off the social media site. When does RT, OH and #justsayin simply become TMI? The article ...

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TweetUp: AJ Bombers in Milwaukee, WI – Foursquare Swarm Badge

I recently read this awesome case study on How To Use Foursquare To Draw A Crowd Into Your Restaurant (or any local business for that matter) by Steffan Antonas (@SteffanAntonas). The case study outlined how AJ Bombers - a burger restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin - capitalized on the Foursquare Swarm Badge to bring in a whole lot of customers to their location at a time that ...

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Nationwide Social Media Adventure Revolutionizing the Way People See Social Media

This post is a copy of the Social Media Adventure press release found on PRWeb. Nationwide Social Media Adventure Revolutionizing the Way People See Social Media For many, the idea of a cross continent road trip makes us cringe, but that's not the case for Joseph Ranseth, a 30-year-old entrepreneur and social media 'evangelist'. He's out to disprove the notion that technology distances us as a culture, and he's ...

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Social Media Adventure evolves into a “Social Media Love Story”

Many of you know that I chose Denver as my first stop on the Social Media Adventure for a very specific reason... (hint, it begins with @ and ends with TamaraSchilling) If you have read my original post on The Power of Social Media to Create Genuine Relationships then you know that I am passionate about connecting with people, for business and for pleasure.  Well, what began as ...

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