Sunday, October 30, 2011

With Halloween approaching my wife and I (along with the rest of my family) spent the afternoon taking pictures of my little girl Addison amongst a pile of pumpkins and hay. She will also be 6 months old on November 2! I for one can not quite believe that. Before I share some of those with you here I wanted to reflect on how amazing some of our technology can be. In an instant I can upload photos to a blog or my Facebook page and share them with anyone I know no matter where they live. Almost as quickly they can save and print them right there at their computer desk and hang them on the fridge.

So what we do that sort of thing all the time right? I am reminded when my Grandma comes to town of just how much harder it was to share pictures and all the other happenings of our lives not so long ago. Nearly every time I see her she has at least a couple envelopes full of pictures to give to me.

Technology is something else huh?

... And now here she is sorry you had to read through my rambling. Enjoy!

Happy Halloween!

Addi's Daddy

Monday, October 17, 2011

Were going to watch the first quarter of the Miami, New York game together! (week 8)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gallbladder Ectomy ? (week 7)

While I am not sure what the procedure is called I do know that it is not any fun.  On Tuesday of this week my wife had surgery to remove her gallbladder.  Why am I telling you this you might ask?  Well when we went to meet with the surgeon I noticed something interesting on their wall.

The poster as you can see advertised a new service the hospital is offering.  You can request appointments, email your doctor, get results from tests you had ran, pay bills, and get your prescriptions renewed.  You can even do it from an app on your phone.

I have not used the service as I am not older nor sick or hurting at the moment but it looks like it would be very helpful to patients and I thought it was a really interesting use of social media by a company.  These are not the social media channels we usually think of I guess you could say they are of the intranet variety but they are definitely a new way of connecting to patients, breaking down walls in communication with people that can be very important when something is going wrong with your health.

What interesting or even "homegrown" uses of social media have you all seen lately and what do you think of the hospital's new idea?

Thanks for reading.  Share your thoughts and I'll see you in another week!

Addi's Daddy

New Pictures!

I have been meaning to get some pictures uploaded of my little girl Addison for a while now,  I mean she is in the title of my blog and yet she is nowhere to be found.  In the future I will be updating my blog more often, posting pictures of her and I as well as other family pictures involving her.  

So here are a few to get us started hope you enjoy them ...

Here are a couple pictures of her with her beautiful mommy.

These are just a few I had until I get my pictures all off of cameras and organized.  Just thought she should be on the blog I am doing inspired by her.  

See you soon

Addi's Daddy

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Social Media: Why in the world does it matter to me? (week 6)

Ever ask yourself why you should care about social media?

Do you HATE Facebook?

Or have you ever asked yourself, "what do I need a Twitter for"?

I know I have and I am willing to bet that many of you out there have at some point or still ask yourself, "Why in the world does this matter to me?"  

In short I think that the answer lies in the potential for networking.  Now of course many social mediums are also referred to as "social networks"  but what I am talking about is networking with people other than your friends, family, and acquaintances.

If done correctly having a presence in many social mediums can project a positive image of yourself and help to establish your own "personal brand" that can help to open doors to you in your personal and professional life.

I know of one friend in particular that largely because of his LinkedIn account and a personal website he created, landed two summer internships that in turn led to a great start to a career in computer programming and information systems.

So why does it matter?  Done well, our presence in social media can do some pretty great things for us and our future.

That's all I've got for now. Share your experiences with social media and how it has helped you land an internship or start your career after college and I will see you next week!

Addi's Daddy