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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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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Social Media Adventure goes to Costa Rica

When I first launched the Social Media Adventure, I wanted to connect with online friends that I hadn't met in person. Very simply, I started driving and went to various cities meeting my social media acquaintances in real life. The support was absolutely overwhelming, and more often than not I was asked the question by those I hadn't yet met in person: When are you coming to my city? ...

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Where is my Tuxedo?? (Another Reason I’m #LovinLogistics)

When I started the Social Media Adventure way back in the early days, I threw a few shirts & shorts into the trunk of my car and hit the highway to meet my online friends in person.  I wanted to put a practical application to the notion that the web is connecting us and bringing us together. Some things have changed since I originally departed, but the wardrobe ...

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Social Media Serendipity – Lunch with Lotay Yang & Surprise Guest Mariel Hemingway

Today was the best day ever. (Many reasons, but here's one of them) When I started the Social Media Adventure I had one simple but powerful purpose: To prove that social media has the power to develop authentic, genuine in-person relationships and help bring people together to make the world a better place. Since then, I have been a passionate advocate of the belief that amazing things happen through social ...

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Social Media Adventure Facebook Page

The Social Media Adventure is please to announce the launch of a new Facebook page. On the Facebook page we will be posting lots of content that might not make it into the blog, including: Pictures of our travels across the country Videos that we make in the mighty Bumblebee Links to cool places that we visit and think you might like Shout outs to ...

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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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