Featured on Fox News – 12 Days of Holiday Giving Using Social Media

While in NYC for the launch of the #12DaysOfGiving holiday fundraising campaign, I was invited down to the Fox News TV studio to explain a little bit about the power of Social Media for good. It was a ton of fun... what was scheduled to be a 5 minute interview ended up being nearly a 10 minute segment. Check it out!  

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 12: Beth Kanter @Kanter & Sharing International

Day 12 of #12DaysOfGiving challenge features one of my newest favorite people: Beth Kanter (@Kanter). If anyone has inspired us to the truth that people want to give back and help out, it's Beth. Her twitter bio reads, quite humbly: Let's talk about networked approaches & social media for training and capacity building for the nonprofit sector that leverage learning and impact. but the fact that she has over 400,000 ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 11: Lisa Hammond @thebarefootceo & Grameen America

For Day 11 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge, we are thrilled to feature Lisa Hammond, The Barefoot CEO (@TheBarefootCEO). Lisa is a powerhouse of a woman making an impact on the planet, and we are fortunate enough to be connected to her through my good friend Michelle Sedas (@MichelleSedas). Lisa's twitter bio reads: Best Selling Author of Dream Big, and 5 other books. Founder Femail Creations. Passionate about helping others find, ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 6: Mark Horvath & InvisiblePeopleTV

Day 6 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features Mark Horvath. According to his Twitter bio, Mark (aka @HardlyNormal) is: "Just a hardly normal guy trying to navigate through an abnormal world by helping others. Founder @invisiblepeople & @wearevisible" I had the privilege of meeting Mark in person for dinner this summer while we were both visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba (where I grew up and my family still lives). I will say that Mark is ...

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Day 5: @JosephRanseth & National #Autism Association – #12DaysOfGiving

Hey! Welcome to Day 5 of the #12DaysOfGiving Challenge! This project has been a powerful testament to the power of community. What started as a simple idea and conversation between two people has evolved into a viral movement involving 1000's of people. Thank YOU for being a part of it. I believe that we can help each ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 4: Sean Gardner @2MorrowKnight & Charity Water

Day 4 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features a personal favorite of mine: Sean Gardner, aka @2MorrowKnight. Sean is the prolific social media blogger on Huffington Post, well known for his #TwitterPowerhouses series. I met Sean years ago on Twitter and have had enough phone conversations with him to know he is one of the enthusiastic people on the planet and probably doesn't ever sleep. If there was someone ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 3: Ann Tran & St Jude

Day 3 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features Twitter hero a Huffington Post blogger, Ann Tran. I've known Ann for about as long as I've been on Twitter and we were featured in the Huffington Post article 16 People on Twitter Who Inspire the World. According to her Twitter Bio, @AnnTran_  is: "Happily Married. Spiritual Seeker. Enjoys Travel, Beaches, Wine, Hiking and Photographing Nature." She is also extremely motivated and passionate ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 1: Claire Diaz-Ortiz & Hope Runs

Who better to lead out our first 1 of #12DaysofGiving than social good superstar Claire Diaz-Ortiz. @ClaireD - has been leading social innovation, philanthropy, and causes at Twitter since 2009. She is the author of Twitter for Good: Change the World, One Tweet at a Time, and is a frequent international speaker on how to use social media for good. Claire holds an MBA from Oxford University, ...

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Social Media Adventure meets Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo

What an awesome day... I'm always ranting about the amazing power that social media has to bring people together for a good cause (the Bad Hair fundraising project for autism this past week has been a great example of that), but my favorite stories to tell are the ones where cool stuff seems to happen totally at random. (Take Social Media Serendipity part 1, 2 or 3 for ...

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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 ...

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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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