sideliner

I am not just an ordinary intern.
I'm part of a team. I play offense and defense. I rarely sit on the sidelines and I tackle anything and everything. I can be a quarterback or a cheerleader when needed. I even get to choose a few plays.


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I had a conversation with a very successful man last night at one my my Management panel/speeches. My only question to him was: should I get my MBA now or later?

He said, “I am going to give you two answers- and they contradict each other. 1-of course! When I hire people I look for those who have a masters. 2- if you want to be an entrepreneur you don’t need to go learn how to climb the corporate ladder, because who wants to climb a ladder? Why a ladder? Go get out there and float around and make stuff, make things happen.”

New Social Media Tools

Since I run the facebook page for the Lunch Pail Defense Foundation, I have been able to witness Facebook’s change in how ‘insights’ are shown.  Insights allow us to see our progress within our Facebook attempts as well as how many each post reaches and who/how people interact.  Facebook has always had a great way of breaking down the numbers of interactions, likes, and feedback, but now has taken it a step further to adding one’s ‘reach.’ 

Under ‘Reach” it is now broken down by gender, and by age.  This allows us to see who we are best able to target through facebook, which market we need to focus on and the progress of our goals.  Facebook will be switching over to this form of measurement fully by December of this year.  The tables and graphs are much more detailed and there really is a science behind Facebook.

All insights can be downloaded to your computer into an excel spreadsheet with immense and detailed data.

If you ever get the chance to see the ‘insights’ on a company’s page, you should really take advantage in it.  I (and probably Vaynerchuk) can see that in a few years there will be job positions made solely around this.

I found another Google Chrome commercial, this time using Justin Bieber!  This is remarkable, considering youtube.com is how he caught his big break.  I think Google is doing a great campaign! “The web is what you make of it.”

I think this is one of the best commercials this year.  Lady Gaga for Google Chrome.  Whether you are a Lady Gaga fan or not, this catches your attention.  And Google did their research: She’s the most influential via twitter and combine that with this and Google Chrome was just heard all over the world. 

Speak of the Day-Don't Be a Hata says Benetton

speakadvertising:

Benetton launches another controversial campaign…this is one story you can not miss…read now, share, post and up my klout@

I LOVE BENETTON- and it’s because of stuff like this.  Shocking, eye catching, and has an unmistakeable good purpose behind it.

I found this video of Bud Foster surfing on YouTube. We cannot forget that these are people just like us, even though in the sports world we see them as famous!

And he has talent!

staff:

Yesterday we did a historic thing. We generated 87,834 phone calls to U.S. Representatives in a concerted effort to protect the Internet. Extraordinary. There’s no doubt that we’ve been heard.

So just to keep you updated: The well-intentioned, but immensely flawed “Stop Online Piracy Act” is still in the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was yesterday and now members will debate and bring amendments to the bill. The Committee will reconvene in a few weeks — the date has yet to be scheduled. Nothing has been brought to a final vote. Everything is still very much in play. We’ll keep you posted on what’s going on and what you can do to help. But for now, we want to thank you.

One encouraging thing we heard yesterday:

I don’t believe this bill has any chance on the House floor. I think it’s way too extreme, it infringes on too many areas that our leadership will know is simply too dangerous to do in its current form.

— Representative Darrell Issa

We also want to express our tremendous gratitude to our friends at Mobile Commons who, on 30 minutes notice, hooked us up with their amazing platform (and provided their expertise) to automatically connect callers with their Representatives.

Biggest Day Of The Year

emsimm:

Here it is, Hokies vs. Wahoo’s. Normally it’s not that big of a game but this year is a completely different story. We have the opportunity today to knock UVA out of the running and send ourselves to the ACC Championship. Let’s keep it up and make it 8 years in a row with the Commonwealth Cup. 

GO HOKIES!!!

Isn’t it amazing how much we love sports? I went to Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC for Thanksgiving break, and almost every time I wore my VT sweatshirt I would meet someone.  Whether it was a ‘go Hokies!’ or a ‘go (insert a team other than the best:Hokies here)!’ the simple fact of having a sports logo on my chest opened up doors to meet other people.

(via emsimm-deactivated20140414)

Speaking of Starbucks Mugs! Check this out! A cool iphone app to go with your morning cup of Joe!

Each year Starbucks has a new holiday mug, and every year my mom buys one.  I have always wanted to want a Starbucks mug- but I feel that they are so traditional and lacking in the sleekness and the modern personality that such a place encompasses.   But this year, I finally found the perfect mug! And if you’re not a coffee drinker you just won’t understand the severity of having a good reliable coffee mug. It even comes with a lid for travel.  It say’s fa-la-la-la all around it too.

Each year Starbucks has a new holiday mug, and every year my mom buys one. I have always wanted to want a Starbucks mug- but I feel that they are so traditional and lacking in the sleekness and the modern personality that such a place encompasses. But this year, I finally found the perfect mug! And if you’re not a coffee drinker you just won’t understand the severity of having a good reliable coffee mug. It even comes with a lid for travel.  It say’s fa-la-la-la all around it too.