Last night we had an opportunity to watch The Social Network at Ster Kinekor in Cavendish Square, Claremont. There has been many opinions and comments about this movie since the trailer was released earlier this year. As part of our daily work at RLabs is to tell people about Social Media and introduce them to various social networks, thus it was good to get the background and history of Facebook. Most of the people we train proclaim that Facebook is their favourite social network. We hope that all our trainees will set aside 2hours of their time to go and watch the movie.
Mark Zuckerberg on 500 Million Facebook Stories [HD] October 4, 2010
Presentation Time for Mom3.0 Session October 2, 2010
This morning the moms came out in full force once again to attend the Mom3.0 Cafe Session. Today the RLabs facilitators thought it would be interesting to surprise the ladies by asking them to choose their favourite social media tool. Once they have chosen their tool they would get 15min to prepare themselves and then have to present a step-by-step guide to signing in and using this tool to the rest of the class.
We always have to shift and change our mindsets and get helped out of our comfort zones. So this exercise was quite useful. The moms were good sports and when presenting, encouraged each other to continue and not focus on the mistakes during the presentations. The favourite tool of the morning was Facebook. When asked why that tool is their favourite? One of the moms shared that she loves looking at peoples pictures and reading their status updates. The fact that you can see everything on one screen is wonderful and very exciting.
Below we have one of the moms Jackie Biggswho is an avid micro blogger. She chose Twitter as her tool to present. When asked why Twitter? She answered its quick and instant. One does not have to wait before updating your status. If you feel or experienced something you can say it immediately without waiting for someone to comment on or Like your status. Jackie has been for over a year now and it is always interesting to read what she has to say and how she contributes to the world wide web.
You can follow the Mom3.0 Cafe Session moms on: www.mom2zero.com
The search is on…iPhoto September 7, 2010
The latter part of my day was spent playing around with iPhoto and Photobooth. I spent many hours playing with my iPhone and all it’s features, but even after receiving a MacBook from my husband as a get well gift over 2 months ago, I still spend more time on my iPhone than my Mac.
So this evening I decided to change that. After downloading some cool 3D Apple Wallpaper pics I wanted to create a slideshow and have music in the background. Well I could not figure out how to do all this on my iPhone so I switched on the Mac. After transferring all the pics into 1 folder and opening iPhoto, I discovered a whole new world. Exactly what I wanted: photos sliding in and out randomly across the screen at a pace set by me. And a nice surprise was that there is music preloaded in iPhoto. I found a song that is on the soundtrack of Twilight. Of course this was my first choice.
So after watching the Slideshow a couple of times with the music blaring and making Marlon watch it with me, I could transfer the pics to Flickr and Facebook. This was easy to do. But now I wanted to share the entire Slideshow with effects and music and all, with friends. For the life of me I could not export the slideshow as is! This is quite frustrating. I’m sure there is someone out there that knows how to do this! I will continue the search tomorrow, as one of my best friends is Google after all.
YouTube and Mom3.0-Just Me September 4, 2010
Below is a video clip of Melissa Johnson, one of the younger moms:
This is a video clip of Francis Herbert, one of the older moms:
They also blogged on the Mom3.0 Blog and viewed each others videos on YouTube. It is always good to read what they have to say about one another’s status updates and the encouraging words left as comments.