Amanda Hite's Blog – May 2009 Archive (4)

Job Seekers Use Social Media To Stand Out.

Recently the New York Times wrote the article



“Tweeting Your Way To A Job”



The article talks about Murphy-Goode Winery applicant No. 505, Amanda Casgar, chasing her dream job as MGW’s “Lifestyle Correspondent” where she would be in charge of promoting the vineyard’s malbec and chardonnay on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. The job pays $10,000 a month, plus free… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 25, 2009 at 5:09pm — 9 Comments

Porn and Pancakes. The Gap Between Personal and Business Innovations.







Yes. The sign you see in that picture says, “Porn and Pancakes."



That picture was taken at my church, Southbrook, in Dayton. They are advertising a breakfast where they’ll be discussing the dangers of porn addiction. If you visit their website, you can download Internet accountability software and pair up with online “support buddies." No, I didn’t attend the breakfast. But, I was pretty curious after… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 19, 2009 at 6:20am — 10 Comments

Signs That You Definately Need A Social Media Mentor

While I’m the proud mentor of many Social Media newbies, technology and trends move so fast that I also maintain my own collection of Social Media mentors. From my 16 year old mentor Cameron who I often bug with questions like “Is this cool?” or “How do you do this on a Mac," to online mentors I’ve never met like Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who wrote this great read on “How… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 12, 2009 at 7:21am — 4 Comments

Ironically, something about flying grounds me.

Just reclined the chair in seat 5A and powered up the laptop. I hate airports and miss the days when I was able to travel on “the company plane.” But, I love flying. Like, a lot. It’s weird.



Ironically, something about flying grounds me.



Here are a few things I love about my airplane safe haven.



Productivity:



No internet. No phone. Just me, my thoughts, earphones and laptop. With Web 2.0 comes a lot of noise and distraction. It’s nice to take… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on May 5, 2009 at 6:39am — No Comments

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