Attendee Spotlight: 10 questions with Charnell Pugsley

April 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Posted in Attendee Spotlight, San Antonio | 1 Comment
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Every Tuesday and Friday, we will feature a TweetCamp San Antonio attendee on the blog to give you an insight of the diverse group of people that have come together thanks to the micro-blogging services that are reinventing the way we do communications. Feel free to follow these people and get a head start on TweetCamp San Antonio. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to RSVP!

Introducing TweetCamp attendee @charnellpugsley

charnellpugsley

1. Who are you?

My name is Charnell Pugsley, from San Antonio, Texas.

2. What do you do?

I am the Community Evangelist for PEER 1, a Mother, and GrandMother – yes, these are “jobs” too. 🙂

3. Why social media?

Social Media plays a big part in my life both personally and professionally. It allows me to reach out to and speak to such a wide audience, to connect with such a variety of people. It fascinates me, educates me, and provides such great opportunities for so many things.

4. How do you use micro-blobbing services like Twitter for work/business?

PEER 1 and ServerBeach use Twitter to connect, share, listen, and learn. Customers, prospects, partners, industry experts, media, and competitors, are all on Twitter and looking to connect. Engaging with these different parties through micro-blogging is extremely efficient and highly rewarding. We have used Twitter to share tips and ideas, acknowledge happy customers, help unhappy customers, run fun promotions, communicate with media, and be generally thoughtful and transparent.

5. How, if at all, do you use microbbling services for personal purposes?

I use it personally to connect with people that share my interests, I use it for laughs, for information, and sometimes just to think aloud – which often returns some great advice from people!

6. Tell us a Twitter success story

Well that’s an easy one. It took me about a month to figure Twitter out. I signed up, used it for about a week and thought, “Who cares if I have to get up and pee at 2 a.m.?” or “Who cares that I had peanut butter on my toast??” This was nuts, I thought. So I dropped Twitter for about three weeks. I kept hearing about it everywhere so instead of posting or “tweeting”, I watched. I watched what people were “tweeting” and I noticed that they weren’t telling people what they were doing every minute of the day…they were connecting. So I tweeted here and there, people started responding. I started searching for keywords of interest, following people, and it was just a natural flow – I began connecting. The success? I’ve made numerous friends, connected with some old, many new, and I’ve learned so very much. That’s a success.

7. Twitter FAIL story? Lesson (s) learned?

Hm. I’ve tweeted something in my early days of Twitter that I should not have. I didn’t think anything of it because after reading it and realizing what I had said, I instantly clicked the little trash-can icon to delete it. Whew, I was safe. Bzzt, wrong answer. Why? Because good ol’ Twitter Search keeps EVERYTHING, whether you deleted it or not. Epic FAIL. So the lesson learned – never, EVER say anything online that you do not want the world to know. Common sense right? We would all like to think it anyway.

8. [Cheating, three-part question] Your favorite Twitter follows? Why do you follow them? Have you ever met them?

@ChrisBrogan – I haven’t had the opportunity to meet him…yet. He’s a real, down-to-earth person. He makes sure that he’s always personable and his tweets are always positive. He’s great with advice when it comes to Social Media – that’s his job right? 😉

@ JenWojcik, @0lli, @tophee, @jakematic, @RackerHacker, – some great friends I’ve made. Haven’t met them YET..except for @RackerHacker. I had the great opportunity of meeting him while attending my very first tweetup! All great people who make me laugh and often tweet interesting news/information.

9. Your Twitter pet peeve?

New followers who you follow back – only to have them DM with their spam and a URL.10. Any additional words of wisdom?

Tweet like there’s no tomorrow – someone, somewhere, will listen and 9 times out of 10 – engage.

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Andi Narvaez is one of the three organizers of TweetCamp San Antonio. She is an public relations account coordinator for KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising in San Antonio, Texas and is also one of the three founders of the San Antonio Media/PR/Business Tweetup. She recently earned her degree in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Trinity University. She is originally from Quito, Ecuador.

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Announcing our first TweetCampSA Sponsor!

April 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Event News, Sponsors | 6 Comments
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cnlogoc2Thank you to Creative Noggin for their generous sponsorship of TweetCampSA! You can read more about Creative Noggin on our Sponsors page or visit their web site or Twitter profile from the links on our sidebar to catch up with them. You can also talk to them in person at TweetCampSA!

TweetCampSanAntonio is only possible through generous support from company sponsorship and individual donations. You help make TweetCampSanAntonio a success. Please visit our Sponsors page if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or feel free to contact us at tweetcampsa at gmail dot com.

Attendee Spotlight: 10 questions with Tim Han

April 14, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Posted in Attendee Spotlight, San Antonio | 3 Comments
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Every Tuesday and Friday, we will feature a TweetCamp San Antonio attendee on the blog to give you an insight of the diverse group of people that have come together thanks to the micro-blogging services that are reinventing the way we do communications. Feel free to follow these people and get a head start on TweetCamp San Antonio. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to RSVP!

Introducing TweetCamp attendee @timhan

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1. Who are you?

Tim Hanson or @timhan

2. What do you do?

Public relations and marketing.

3. Why social media?

Because even though it’s a rough time to make transitions, social media is the direction in which the world is moving now.

4. How do you use micro-blobbing services like Twitter for work/business?

I use them to keep up-to-date on issues of the day, world developments, stocks and local information. I’m a complete information junky – micro-blogging services like Twitter fit my A.D.D/A.D.H.D.-ness perfectly

5. How, if at all, do you use microbbling services for personal purposes?

Not yet.

6. Tell us a Twitter success story

I was writing a presentation about social media and its impact on society and, right about that time, @andinarvaez posted a link about Birmingham City University offering a new Master’s program in social media, which I used and highlighted during my presentation.

7. Twitter FAIL story? Lesson (s) learned?

None yet. But knock on wood…

8. Any additional words of wisdom?

I heart 140 characters or less (I think we should make t-shirts that say that).

9. [Cheating, three-part question] Your favorite Twitter follows? Why do you follow them? Have you ever met them?
@WSJ (Wall Street Journal), @DrudgeReport, @NYT, @Nickdonnelly, @samlerma, @colleenpence, @meghanstabler, @andinarvaez

The news Twitterers keep me up-to-date. The others provide relevant information about local news, Twitter and other social media updates (I’m a neophyte to Twitter). And yes, I actually met several of them at the San Antonio Media/PR/Business tweetup.

10. Your Twitter pet peeve?

To the people who are pushy about their marketing pyramid schemes I say, “thanks, but no.” Also, the people who are always reminding you to vote or take action on something – if I didn’t do it the first time, chances are I’m not going to do it even if you tell me 20 times. Reminder…less is more.

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Andi Narvaez is one of the three organizers of TweetCamp San Antonio. She is an public relations account coordinator for KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising in San Antonio, Texas and is also one of the three founders of the San Antonio Media/PR/Business Tweetup. She recently earned her degree in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Trinity University. She is originally from Quito, Ecuador.

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