For many, the idea of a cross continent road trip makes us cringe, but that's not the case for Joseph Ranseth, a 30-year-old entrepreneur and social media 'evangelist'. He's out to disprove the notion that technology distances us as a culture, and he's traveling the distance to prove it. Joseph's doing something that's never been done before in the Social Media industry, he's taking his mission on the road! His project is based on a unique journey - a summer-long road trip - to achieve an up-close and personal case study on the impact of Social Media to transform our world.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 -- For many, the idea of a cross continent road trip makes us cringe, but that's not the case for Joseph Ranseth, a 30-year-old entrepreneur and social media 'evangelist'. He's out to disprove the notion that technology distances us as a culture, and he's traveling the distance to prove it.
Just this past April 2009, Joseph set out on a road trip from Phoenix to Toronto. Using his cell phone to connect with 1,000's through Facebook & Twitter, Joseph encouraged his "friends" to connect with him along the way. He even went so far as to post his cell phone number to the two social media sites.
Through that simple outreach, Joseph was flooded with text messages from all over the world... forming connections on every continent! The response was so overwhelming - and so confirming of his conviction that social media has the power to transform our world - that he has set out on a North American Social Media Adventure. By holding events along the way and preaching his message of the power of Social Media, he hopes to show people how to transform their businesses as well as their personal relationships.
Watch for this social media 'evangelist' and his shiny yellow car as he hits a city near you! Cities currently on his itinerary are: Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Raleigh, NYC, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and St. Louis.
"Many have said that social media is changing the way that we do business... but they're wrong," said Joseph in a recent interview. "Social media it is the expression of how our approach to business and relationships has evolved."
He goes on to preach, "Many have argued that technology distances us, but I am optimistic and extremely confident that the evolution of Web 2.0 is leading us toward creating genuine, authentic and in-person relationships. In fact, I know it." Joseph's mission is to open people's eyes to how they can use social media to transform their business & personal lives.
Joseph is chronicling his adventure online and encourages the world to join him on his journey, which can be discovered at SocialMediaAdventure.com. The site, which will evolve as the trip progresses, will include daily blog and video posts, a map of Joseph's trip for fans to follow him, and a number of ways the world can participate in the adventure.
Joseph Ranseth is a pioneer in the Internet and social media marketing fields. He founded the vine multimedia inc, a highly successful New Media Marketing Agency based in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2003 and travels the globe training large and small groups on techniques to use social media effectively. He was most recently featured on CBS Backstage Live.
Zen Bliss submitted the following reader quick tip (in fact this email from Zen Bliss inspired me to do this ‘reader quick tip series’):
Hi Darren. I read your site regularly - it’s a great resource for tips. Here’s one of my own, along the lines of getting more traffic to your blog.
It’s a very simple tip that will take mere seconds to implement, and can really benefit you in the long run. Ready for it? … upload an avatar to your Technorati Profile. Many, many site authors who ping Technorati do not have an avatar. When a Technorati reader is scanning through pages of blog headlines, the avatars are so few and far between that the blog posts that are accompanied by them really jump out at you.
PS from Darren: I think this is a good simple tip that I’ve found to work also. I know when I added an icon to my Technorati account that I noticed a jump in visitors from the site. Nice one Zen Bliss.
We recently had a problem with Windows Vista... the hard-drive was rapidly filling up. 30 Gigs of free space on the disk disappeared within a week. The drive was full, and windows was giving the 'low disk space' error messages. I deleted 10 gigs, which filled up again after only 2 days...the same error messages returned.
Vista uses a large amount of disc space for system restore and for shadow copies. To limit the amount of disc space allocated to system restore and shadow copies, open a command window by right clicking and selecting "Run As Administrator". Copy and paste this line:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=2GB
Press enter. This will limit the space used to 2 gb but you can set the maxsize value to any number although I wouldn't go any smaller than 2 gb. Doing this will not reclaim all of the additional used disc space as there other reasons for the disc space usage but in my case it freed up 37 Gigs of hard-drive space.
Here is the video clip of Manny Pacquiao knocking out Ricky Hatton.
One view at a time, Boyle's audience is proving that the social Web -- where users aren't just mere viewers but also distributers -- makes the digital world feel smaller and more connected. And her global popularity is a testament that the marriage between old media (her performance first aired on Britisn television) and new media (it then made its way to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook) is broadening the reach of all media, from one channel to the next, one person at a time.Again, this story is a powerful testament to what one person can accomplish with a powerful dream, and the leverage of an effective social media campaign.