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Living on Twitter and Other Thoughts on Social Media

I’ve been living on the 140 character micro-blogging world of Twitter more than ever lately – it’s easy given my mobile lifestyle and I’ve become quite enthralled by the community and immediate nature of it all. But eventually it can become too much. Sunday night, we had the #fem2 (Fem 2.0 conference follow-up) live chat, then Monday began the #p2 (new progressive aggregate hashtag) talk. Tuesday, we had a presidential joint address to congress and #pvow (The Political Voices of Women) participated in a life chat. Wedndesday night, #women2follow began (courtesy Alysson Kapin, @womenwhotech) and all of the sudden, it’s #followfriday now. Busy busy. Follow @sairy to see what I’m up to there.

The rest of the time, I’ve been speaking at conferences – Fem 2.0 at the beginning of February and South by Southwest coming up in a few weeks. I’m working on a new major project helping WomenCount online as their Director of New Media. I’m also working with some startups and small organizations through FutureCampaigns. Through these activities, I’m learning new things and thinking a lot about the implications of social media in advocacy, outreach, activism and of course politics.

It’s all about social media these days, so I’m trying to stay on top of the technology behind whatever I’m writing about here, there, wherever. Watching Twitter become mainstream with members of congress, moms, artists, and others not part of the usual tech early adopter crowd has been a lot of fun so far. I’ll try to update this blog more often, reflecting my thoughts on related topics. Thanks for reading.