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A funny 6 yr old gives her interpretation of just what these kittens are up to. This kid may be weird, but kudos to her for her spunk and quick-thinking creativity.

My fave parts are at :26 and 1:06, respectively.

Today (2/13) Fallon posted “What ‘Kittens, Inspired By Kittens’ Teaches Us” – the serendipity and science of viral…

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I often wonder how people/companies got day-to-day things done at work, decades ago when email and the internet — the horror! — didn’t exist. Today, I also wonder how much more difficult it must have been for people to network and job search…

As far as job hunting in the digital age goes, I would say that, if one is savvy, web 2.0 is a great tool for the job search — as well as networking and simply staying on top of things you should know in your industry. (i.e. I am friends with a past co-worker, who serves me up daily tech trends via Facebook feed. Thanks for the quick sound bite!)

I myself have no shame in admitting I utilize Facebook, LinkedIn, and now even Twitter, into my search. Twitter is trickier maybe (especially if you don’t have a clue as to what that is – but if you’ve found this blog, then you’re probably tuned in). Still, Twitter can be useful. You just need to know how to source the right Twitterers for the content and news you want to keep up with.

Yesterday I gave a phone interview for Minnesota Public Radio‘s Public Insight Journalism. (I’m part of a panel that is contacted every so often and I am asked for story ideas.) So they emailed me the other day and asked for story ideas for their show “In the Loop”. Since it’s relevant to me at the moment, I suggested they dig into how social networking helps in the job search. Turns out they were on the same page, so we talked and an edited piece of my jibber-jabber will air tonight, Fri. 1/30 at 6-6:30 CST.

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Tune in @ 91.1. KNOW. To stream the show live, click “LISTEN” under the news tab at the top of the page. Otherwise, listen to the episode on the page over the next week at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/in_the_loop.

…Can be seen here.

 

MyFirstTweet, the latest project from Noah.


Part micro-blog with a sense of Craigslist Rants & Raves, Ventibate is the place to go if you A) need to get something off your chest anonymously, B) need validation that we all deal with idiocy and unfairness and we all deal with crap together, or C) really need a good laugh on a boring day at the office. Oh yeah, but I also think it is interesting that Ventibate categorizes complaints (stories?) like Consumer, Relationships, Sex, Politics, and Work.

For those of you who’ve been wondering what I’m now up to a year after ad school, here’s the latest:

Soon I’ll be joining Fallon as a freelance planner in an internship position. 

For the past year, I’ve been freelancing at Peterson Milla Hooks, a Minneapolis agency adept at churning out the creatively slick, standout print and tv ads for Target. While my stint at PMH revolved more closely around account management and art buying, I’ve been lucky enough to have contributed to a few research initiatives. I’ve also been fortunate to have met and worked with many smart, yet down-to-earth professionals. Oh, and a few dogs. (Mel, I’m gonna miss your quirky mug staring up at me, begging for treats.)

I’m going to miss PMH no doubt, but I’m incredibly excited to truly get started in planning with Fallon. 🙂

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Yesterday I posted a question on DNA 11’s Facebook fan page. I asked why the company chose World Vision and what was the connection between their product and World Vision.

Their reply: “We chose Worldvision simply because there are children who really need our help. Nazim (co-founder) of DNA 11 was showing me a card from a child he personally sponsors and it inspired me create this campaign. We also donate to other causes (AIDS, the arts, individual schools, and other not for profits) but this one is close to our hearts.”

If you’re a Minnesota resident, you’re well-aware of the precious summer time we have. Now that it’s almost August (and I’m thinking, but summer just began), I realize I still have not gone to an outdoor movie. For the past few years I’ve put this summer activity on my list of ‘to do’s’ and so far I have never followed through. This summer I’m going to really try and do this. Here’s a list of family-oriented movies, from the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, with park locations: park_movies_schedule1

Find park locations here.

Also see Loring Park’s Summer Music & Movies calendar. The theme is politics, so catch “Hollywood’s take on politics–from scalding satires of authoritarian regimes by the Marx Brothers to the romantic squabbling of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Music by local and national artists begins at 7 pm, movies at dusk/8:45 pm.

All this visual goodness thanks to co-presenters the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board; sponsorship by Lunds; additional support from The Hotel Minneapolis—a Doubletree Hotel, and Elizabeth Redleaf; and media partners City Pages and 89.3 The Current.


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