Tuesday June 15, 2010
The Many Blessings of Social Media
My iPhone just died. I was listening to the latest Christina Aguilera and – blammo – nothing. Let’s just say I didn’t shout out “Woohoo”. I thought, “hmm – maybe a power surge?” Plugged it back in – nope nothing. I felt absolutely impotent. EVERYTHING is on my phone – my life – my connections – MY SCHEDULE. My iPhone IS my CSM. Yes, of course I have it backed up in Outlook . But, well, not EVERYTHING is backed up. For whatever reason, Outlook doesn’t always grab all my contact info from my phone. (Yes, I have it configured correctly) Did I mention I have a landline at my office, but not at home?
Anyway, I was freaking out. Then I remembered - I have Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook!
- I had a VERY important phone call today, and didn’t have the number. So I jumped onto LinkedIn, and as I was directly connected to the person - bingo - phone number.
- I had another phone meeting, and no phone number, so jumped onto Twitter and DM’d my clients with a temp number I set up.
- I also let everyone know on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter that I was unreachable by phone today, and to contact me via Social Media.
- And of course there is Skype.
Impotent no more! Thank you social media!
Next Blog? Will the Best Buy warranty I bought on my 3 month old iPhone pay off?