October 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Note: I know the timing of this post is not really all that relevant, but lets all step back a month or two and pretend that it’s fresh. Or we could just reminisce.
I watched the Emmys on Day One Hundred Ninety-Four, which I may or may not have done before in my life. I feel like I could have possibly tuned in and out throughout the evening should nothing else be on TV as I was vegging out. Just to be safe, I planned on watching the entire ceremony, and live blogging/tweeting about it. At least for a short while.
I decided to test out my live blogging skills on Gawker. I loaded up the page and continually refreshed to check out the new comments. And then I worked up the courage to write one of my own. Well, actually it was only a reply. “Here, here!” to be exact. It was the first thing that come to my mind after reading a commenter’s words that perfectly illustrated what I was thinking. If you were watching the pre-show on FOX, it was when the two British interviewers were singing to Steve Buschemi.
And then I posted about Heidi Klum’s dress and how it was cool that she wore Christian Siriano (a previous Project Runway winner) and I liked it. I’m glad it wasn’t approved in a timely manner because the commentators started ripping on the gown. I’m a boring dresser, what do I know? I watch Project Runway for the drama.
I also tried my hand at a few tweets, but between checking between the two websites (Gawker and Twitter) and two channels (FOX and E!) , I missed some of the actual content.
I decided to hang up my social media commentary and just watch the awards show, all the way through. I’ll leave the reviews to those with better multi-tasking skills. Or at least an app that sends their comments to all of their social networking accounts.
- Ty Burrell’s clearly pre-written speech
- Ladies of comedy all coming up on stage
- Peter Dinklage winning for Game of Thrones
- Jane Lynch’s intro for Entourage dudes
March 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
I am decently connected in the social media world. I have a Facebook, Myspace, even Friendster (although I have ceased checking the last two), I use gmail, a reader, and bookmarks. But no Twitter…yet.
Feeling slightly hungover and generally tired, I needed something simple yet effective to accomplish on Day Two. Twitter fulfilled both requirements.
I set up an account (@laurajaynescott…original, I know) and wrote a couple tweets. Both were to Patrick. I used an @ and a hashtag! Although, I think I messed up on the whole hashtags-have-to-be one-word idea.
The more exciting part was deciding whom to follow. I started with selecting from people or groups my friends were following. Huffington Post, Norm MacDonald, other friends, etc. In retrospect, I may have gotten a bit overly click-happy. Now when I open my twitter, I only recognize about three-quarters of those I follow. And Norm tweets too much.