Last Friday, I shared how you might consider signing up for Twitter, and ways you can use it to improve your experiences at events like the Emerson Exchange. For our presentation, we’ve landed on using the Twitter tag, #DebJim . If the last sentence was like seeing an unfamiliar foreign language, follow the link in the first sentence of this paragraph.
One of the recent developments in the world of social media is a site called posterous. It’s a site/service where you can use your camera phone or computer to email pictures or videos and communicate these with others. It also connects with other services like blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, etc.
My test was going to be to have a colleague take a picture of Deb and me preparing our talk with my Smartphone, thumbing out an email on it with the picture as an attachment, and emailing it from my Emerson email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. I set up an account there and connected it to the Emerson Process Experts blog, my @JimCahill twitter account, my Flickr account, and my YouTube account. If I take a picture and attach it, it is saved in Flickr, a post is generated on Emerson Process Experts, and a Twitter tweet goes out.
Attaching a video is similar but sends it automatically to YouTube instead of Flickr. That’s a lot of things happening for just sending an email with an attachment!
I did say “was going to be”… Since I somehow forgot my phone today, the picture was taking with a regular digital camera. I loaded the SD card into my PC and am using my PC Outlook email to attach the picture and email it to email@example.com .
I hope this test is successful, because I’d like to be able to take pictures and do quick posts all week at the Emerson Exchange to bring the action to those not able to join us. Fingers crossed!