Sunday, February 15, 2009

President Obama at Dobson High Wednesday

So, as we drove home tonight my wife and I noticed a line of people and tents outside of Dobson High School.  We conjectured but came to no definite conclusion as to what might be going down tomorrow that would cause people to line up outside and camp out for a night.  Lo and behold, a Google search reveals the answer: Presisdent Obama is to make a speech Wednesday at Dobson HS regarding a plan to use $50 billion or so of the TARP financial bailout package from last fall to stem home foreclosures.  Tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow - thus the line of campers.  You can read more about the event and the projected topic(s) of the speech at
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Monday, February 02, 2009

UPDATE: Social Media Experiment: Superbowl Twitter Followers

So here's the wrap up (I think -  maybe one more next week) of my little Twitter Superbowl social media experiment.  I checked the Superbowl Twitter account twice today to see what the count was and here's where we ended up:

12:22 am, 2/2/09 - 3079 followers
11:02 pm, 2/2/09 - 2965 followers

So it looks like about 300 or so followers bailed within about 4 hours of the end of the Superbowl.  But after that it seems pretty slow.  I expect it'll take a few weeks for most people to drop this one from their list.  If you use a Twitter client like me (I use TweetDeck) you might find that you forget who exactly you're following unless they post on a regular basis.  I often have to remind myself to go through those I follow and clean things up every once in a while since some either never post or never post anything relevant.  We'll just have to wait and see with this Superbowl account.  It'll probably depend on if they continue to post anything or not (but by the looks of their last post yesterday they are not going to continue with the account).

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

UPDATE: Social Media Experiment: Superbowl Twitter Followers

So a little bit after the game I checked the Superbowl Twitter account and they were up to 3139 followers @ 9:00 PM tonight.  We'll have to see what happens over the next few days.  :)

UPDATE - Social Media Experiment: Superbowl Twitter Followers

2nd update on our little social media experiment: the Superbowl Twitter account is up to 2599 followers. That's an increase of nearly 300 since yesterday evening.  This is my last update before the big game so...


Check back tomorrow and we'll see how many people jump off the Superbowl Twitter bandwagon.