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Comments on: Keen Observations http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/ Deep Fried Social Media™ Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:16:56 -0800 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Vickie Tolbert http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/comment-page-1/#comment-222 Vickie Tolbert Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:53:04 +0000 http://socialsouth.org/?p=398#comment-222 Good job, Ike. Admin, this was PLANNED? Amazing that! I'm impressed! Good job, Ike.
Admin, this was PLANNED? Amazing that! I’m impressed!

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By: mack collier http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/comment-page-1/#comment-220 mack collier Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:40:23 +0000 http://socialsouth.org/?p=398#comment-220 Personally, I didn't have a problem with Keen's opening remarks. To me, a keynote (or opening session) should be a bit different. It should shake you up a little bit, and be something that gives you a bit different spin on what you're expecting. I think the yin-yang comment by Josh is very accurate. To me, Keen's assertion seemed to be that social media is eroding instead of empowering. Esra'a's keynote proved just the opposite, and I think it struck at the heart of why so many of us are so passionate about social media. Social media is empowering Esra'a and giving her the ability to communicate with and touch people halfway around the world. To me, Keen's opening talked of the 'worst case' scenario for social media, while Esra'a is living proof of the best-case. Maybe I am an eternal optimist, but I'll cling to Esra'a's vision before I will Keen's. Personally, I didn’t have a problem with Keen’s opening remarks. To me, a keynote (or opening session) should be a bit different. It should shake you up a little bit, and be something that gives you a bit different spin on what you’re expecting.

I think the yin-yang comment by Josh is very accurate. To me, Keen’s assertion seemed to be that social media is eroding instead of empowering. Esra’a’s keynote proved just the opposite, and I think it struck at the heart of why so many of us are so passionate about social media. Social media is empowering Esra’a and giving her the ability to communicate with and touch people halfway around the world.

To me, Keen’s opening talked of the ‘worst case’ scenario for social media, while Esra’a is living proof of the best-case. Maybe I am an eternal optimist, but I’ll cling to Esra’a’s vision before I will Keen’s.

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By: Twitter Trackbacks for Keen Observations » Social South™ [socialsouth.org] on Topsy.com http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/comment-page-1/#comment-219 Twitter Trackbacks for Keen Observations » Social South™ [socialsouth.org] on Topsy.com Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:21:54 +0000 http://socialsouth.org/?p=398#comment-219 [...] link is being shared on Twitter right now. @ikepigott, an influential author, said One guy's perspective [...] [...] link is being shared on Twitter right now. @ikepigott, an influential author, said One guy’s perspective [...]

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By: admin http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/comment-page-1/#comment-213 admin Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:21:00 +0000 http://socialsouth.org/?p=398#comment-213 Believe it or not, the Yin-Yang of the opening and closing speakers was intentional. I was wondering how many people would pick up on that. Good observation and thoughts! Believe it or not, the Yin-Yang of the opening and closing speakers was intentional. I was wondering how many people would pick up on that. Good observation and thoughts!

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By: Keen Observations http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/comment-page-1/#comment-210 Keen Observations Wed, 26 Aug 2009 02:48:40 +0000 http://socialsouth.org/?p=398#comment-210 [...] The following is cross-posted at the Social South website – please comment there. [...] [...] The following is cross-posted at the Social South website – please comment there. [...]

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By: Josh http://socialsouth.org/blog/2009/08/25/keen-observations/comment-page-1/#comment-209 Josh Wed, 26 Aug 2009 02:40:48 +0000 http://socialsouth.org/?p=398#comment-209 Interesting observation. I'd venture to say that Keen and Esra’a Al Shafei represented the yin-yang of Social South. Both speakers reinforced each others view, yet contradicted it at the same time. Perfect balance. What speakers can we get next year that will bring the same dynamic to Social South? Interesting observation. I’d venture to say that Keen and Esra’a Al Shafei represented the yin-yang of Social South. Both speakers reinforced each others view, yet contradicted it at the same time. Perfect balance. What speakers can we get next year that will bring the same dynamic to Social South?

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