Hey everyone out there in the Chicago Windows Users Group world, Let’s welcome @CWUG to the world of Twitter!
What does this mean for those of us from the CWUG, as well as those of us on Twitter?
NOW! Every link we go to look for from the Facebook, or someone is looking for information about the Meetings, other Mini-Meetings, Nightly Conferences, etc! This will be a repository of that information so you don’t have to search in a million places in order to find it!
So, add @CWUG to your Twitter account and lets make CWUG work for you!
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For those of you who saw this Tweet that I tweeted from @CXI, our good friend @chrispirillo has a little Contest going on for the holidays, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Chris Pirillo is participating in Receiving the Gift of Giving, under the Don’t Just Give a Gift, Grant a Wish effort.
So, I encourage you who are interested in winning or just helping out in this spirit of giving, to check out Chris Pirillos Receiving the Gift of Giving post!
Thanks everyone and have a happy Holidays! :)
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Hey everyone who participated in this contest, I want to thank you and I appreciate your interest in getting some of the many things I have so you can use any benefit from them!
After tallying the responses when I closed the contest this Friday, and running it through my random ‘winner’ picker, we have a winner! Brian J. Greenberg is indeed our official winner!
Brian’s Blog found here will be the bearer of this, and special thanks to his tweet on twitter from @bjgreenberg.
So, the next contest will be announced on Monday, either for a Zune, a copy of Vista (32bit) or who knows… but that is my plan for kicking it off on Monday (hopefully, if life doesn’t happen!;))
Thanks, and the determination of how long to keep the contest open is derived based upon the number of entries divided by the number of hits/interest, so I look forward to the next one!
Christopher – @cxi
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This is a terror event like no other, one which has been prolonged by the use of technology, adhoc and otherwise. A call out from the users of the service Twitter requested on #mumbai that the Live Media Coverage being broadcast by news networks such as NDTV and CNN-IBN may have made the situation ‘worse’ than ‘better’ by not only letting those “on the street” know what is going on, but also informing those on the inside in the form of Terrorists.
So this situation almost on the flipside. The Broadcast media apparently making the situation worse (Not to be outdone by a major network broadcasting on-air the room number of a hostage) and the AdHoc (Twittersphere) using this opportunity to spread information that is beneficial to all of those involved.
Such notable ones as:
- The number of tweets about people heading to hospitals to donate blood is astonishing!
- @aadisht: #mumbai Holy Family Hospital has enough blood; please donate elsewhere if you do.
- rockzapper: #mumbai NDTV still showing commando movements. Doesn’t it get it? This can cause a grim situation for police.
- @blogdiva: more numbers to call re Mumbai crisis : US helpline 888-407-4747 Brazilian help line 9820686143 (C) CNN IBN FA 1-613-996-8885
- blogdiva: if you are in Mumbai and want to donate blood, call 922 222 1947 and tell them you want to donate. They’ll get back to you when someone
- CXI Our hearts go out to those suffering in Mumbai, as well as my friends and associations out there being personally impacted.
Never before in history have people had access to so much information, so real time, and so fast and available. Some may feel that Twitter may be a hindrance to situations going on, however the spread of information by good people wanting to help has never been so prevalent as their ability to reach out and help, especially when times called for it most.
This is hard on everyone, and no one feels it so much as those in Mumbai and with friends and family who live there. Our hearts are out to you, and may this catastrophe be resolved with no more innocent deaths or bloodshed.
Tomorrow won’t be known as Thanksgiving, but Thanksliving for those who can survive this horrific time and be stronger for it, in light of desperate and terrible situations.
Be safe, and be well.
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