My friend Brent is brilliant! He works at the NOAA and survived years of Meteorology in college. But when it comes to Social Media and business, he is a bit slow to the draw. It is no fault of his own, he has been so busy with his career-the evolving business world has passed him buy. Read this convo (I’m MetNut9):
(8:51:17 AM) bosoxbrent91 what up dawg?
(8:51:27 AM) metnut9 burning music for hads
(8:51:45 AM) bosoxbrent91 nice….you were the topic of convo last night at Cheeburger Cheeburger between me and rob. haha
(8:52:01 AM) metnut9 oh?
(8:52:03 AM) metnut9 what about
(8:52:05 AM) metnut9 fyi
(8:52:14 AM) bosoxbrent91 im totally web 2.0 retarded and i asked rob why you put @ signs in front of everyones name on your facebook status
(8:52:22 AM) metnut9 hahaah
(8:52:22 AM) bosoxbrent91 apparently rob is retarded too and he didnt know
(8:52:25 AM) metnut9 twitter
(8:52:39 AM) bosoxbrent91 what does the @ mean?
(8:52:45 AM) metnut9 @derekshowerman is a response for a person on twitter
(8:52:55 AM) metnut9 can I use this convo in a blog?
(8:53:01 AM) metnut9 it makes a point
(8:53:05 AM) bosoxbrent91 haha sure
(8:53:14 AM) bosoxbrent91 point out that the “smart guy” is really a retard
(8:53:21 AM) bosoxbrent91 haha
(8:53:31 AM) metnut9 I will teach you “social media”, not “web2.0″ and how it can help NOAA & your career.
(8:53:56 AM) bosoxbrent91 oh lots of people are into it here
(8:54:00 AM) metnut9 good
(8:54:02 AM) bosoxbrent91 at least they talk about it
(8:54:02 AM) metnut9 they should
The way some of us interact is old hat! This just another conversation (I am having many of these of late) that proves that even the Facebook users of the world still dont completely see how Social Media can significantly change their professional lives. If you look closer, he seems almost daunted by it. Almost ashamed! In the end, the industry is still an infant…and that is a really good reminder!
If you would like to educate Brent, you can do so here: Brent@megakungfu.com He is a swell chap for letting me make an example of him!
I am off to San Francisco next week. I will attempt to do a podcast Monday or Tuesday. Have a great weekend!