Sometimes so much presses in on you that you need a one-minute pick-me-up. I can help you there. Do these one-minute jaunts on the web, to feel like you’re ahead of the game, instead of feeling eaten by life.
First tip: Use Twitter to get everyone onto the same page, instantaneously.
This tip works wonders when you have a group of people and need everyone to be viewing the same page in real time. Instead of emailing everyone with an attachment to open, you thought you had it covered by creating a Google doc and sharing it to all. But what if your “group” is 10 strong, or more? What if you are teaching a class of 30? I have the solution: Go onto Twitter and tweet the link to your Google doc, which is pre-set to be seen by those with the link (share -> anyone who has the link). See how Chris Castiglione did it, below:
Second tip: Get personal with the heavy honchos at Facebook.
Do you know how Mark Zuckerberg brags that Facebook is connecting the world? How about calling him on this and getting up close and personal with him.
On the back end of the Facebook platform is a regular old database where everyone’s record has one unique identifier. This numerical identifier is automatically assigned when you sign up for an account.
Think about the Stone Age, when Facebook was being developed. The first people who had their hands on the system started from 1, but if you type into the search bar www.facebook.com/1, you get nothing. They were “testers” and were erased at some point.
If you keep increasing the numbers, you hit upon High Highness himself, Mark Zuckerberg. Here is his Facebook page at number four. (Note that it automatically changes facebook.com/4 to facebook.com/zuck. That is because he has claimed his own vanity URL.)
Now you don’t need to pop a Xanax to allay anxiety, you can read up on Zuck’s posts and brag that you are up close and personal.
- Test out tweeting a Google doc link on Twitter
- Take a second to reveal Mark Zuckerberg’s personal page
- Check out each employee that came on board Facebook by upping the counter, and seeing whom you get. You have now learned something about how a database works.
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