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Happy Internet Geek Tuesday! 2/19

MMTC January 2013 Panel
MMTC January 2013 Panel

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

I love attending conferences, meet ups, panel discussions, and workshops. These events offer amazing learning opportunities. In January, I attended the 2013 Broadband and Social Justice Summit sponsored by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). MMTC’s session on How To Become a Next Generation Digital Media Entrepreneur was very informative.

MMTC Panel
MMTC Panel

I enjoyed learning from the panelists Shawna Renee Odour, Host & Special Projects Producer, SiriusXM; Lateef A. Sarnor, Head of Multicultural Marketing, AOL; and Navarrow Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Interactive One. The moderator Joycelyn James, Esq., Senior Attorney and Cathy Hughes Fellow at MMTC, did a great moderating the panel. I used Twitter to capture several takeaways. See below.

  • Shawna Odour: the next entrepreneurs and content creators have to be brave and creative.
  • Odour suggests researching and keeping up w/ targeted audience’s usage, adoption trends and behaviors are essential to success.
  • Odour believes that sensible content should be created for minorities and women of color.
  • Odour says entrepreneurs can engage in “Information Affluence” by listening first.
  • Find your niche then engage with your targeted audiences using user-friendly social media and other online media says Odour.
  • Navarro Wright: It is easer to create Internet content today than it  was five years ago.

Click here to watch the session’s video. Check out the official event photos.

Before I left the Summit, I had a chance to chat with my digital sisters Maurita Coley, MMTC COO and Joycelyn James, MMTC Staff Counsel and Cathy Hughes Fellow.

Me with Maurita Coley (middle) and Joycelyn James (R) of MMTC
Me with Maurita Coley (middle) and Joycelyn James (R) of MMTC

 

 

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Happy Internet Geek Tuesday! 2/12

Pinterest Logo
Pinterest Logo

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

Pinterest is probably my all-time favorite social media tool. I love looking at the beautiful images! My heart is filled with Pinterest joy when I share images and information on my 62 boards. Yes, I have 62 boards! My Internet Geek brain is tickled silly when I visit the Pinchat Facebook group and read stimulating posts written by various group members.

Photo Credit: Sistasense.com
Photo Credit: Sistasense.com

Last year, LaShanda Henry, SistaSense.com founder, invited me to speak about “Understanding Pinterest” for the SistaSense Power Circle Telesummit for Web Entrepreneurs. What an honor! In preparation for the Telesummit, I created an Understanding Pinterest board as a resource for participants. Creating the board helped me stay updated on the latest Pinterest articles, best practices, infographics, and trends. It helped me market the event and engage my audience on various social media platforms. I received a lot of positive feedback from my social media audience. Their feedback convinced me to create Pinterest resource boards for my future events, talks, and workshops.

Do you like Pinterest? Why?

What are your favorite Pinterest boards?

How do you stay updated on Pinterest trends and pinning wisdom?

 

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Ananda the Internet Geek enjoying Fast Company while sipping Zen green tea at Starbucks
Ananda the Internet Geek enjoying Fast Company while sipping Zen green tea at Starbucks

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

February is truly my month of new beginnings. Today, I am launching Internet Geek Tuesday to celebrate all things Internet and Geeky! This weekly celebration is a part of my latest effort to marry my blog and social media content to my “Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek” personal brand statement (Yoga Mondays and Creativity Thursdays).

One of my favorite issues of Fast Company
One of my favorite issues of Fast Company

I wanna tell you about one of my favorite magazines, Fast Company (FC). I have been reading FC since its launch in 1996. Yep, it’s been that long. I was required to read it when I worked as a knowledge manager and intellectual property protection manager for Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. I fell in love with it on the first day I read it. It was the perfect combination of creativity, business, entrepreneurs, and technology.

Photo Credit: FastCompany.com
Photo Credit: FastCompany.com

Lynne d Johnson is one of the first FC writers I felt connected to. Lynne’s work with FC’s Most Influential Women In Tech cover stories exposed me to a diverse group of of digital diva sheroes. Her career and Twitter wisdom continue to inspire and inform me. To learn more about her, click here to listen to our 2010 chat on Digital Sisterhood Radio.

February issue of Fast Company
February issue of Fast Company

Right now I am reading the February issue. It’s all about creative conversations. Click here to read more about them.

Photo Credit: FastCompany.com
Photo Credit: FastCompany.com

FC has an amazing group of writers. Ellen McGirt, a FC senior writer, rocks my world with her words, interviews, and feature stories. Ellen’s creative energy helped give birth to FC’ June 2012 issue on The League of Extraordinatory Women. Click here to watch  her 2011 IFT talk on the power of invention and innovation. Enjoy!

Before I close this post, I just had to share that Ellen responded to my tweet with a kind message. It made my #InternetGeekTuesday! Here’s our Twitter exchange.

@anandaleeke: #InternetGeekTuesday Love: When I read @ellmcgirt‘s articles on @FastCompany, my mind is filled with ideas! She rocks! ow.ly/hlxqf

 

PS: Be sure to follow me on Twitter @anandaleeke and the #InternetGeekTuesday hashtag for more Internet Geek treats. Check me out on Flickr and Pinterest too!