Friday, June 26, 2009

Heading to New Orleans

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It's been a really strange 24 hours.

I have heard numerous sports talk radio hosts offer a "moment of silence" for Farrah Fawcett, whose hair and poster apparently defined an age.

I heard about Michael Jackson's cardiac arrest on twitter almost an hour before it was apparently made real to the world when Wolf Blitzer said he was dead on CNN.

Jeff Goldblum apparently died - only to be miraculously resurrected when his publicist conformed Goldblum was still alive.

Ed McMahon apparently was old enough that nobody really thought he might be alive when news hot the internet that he passed away.

Elvis and Tupak are still alive somewhere.

Twitter apparently is more service challenged by a celebrity death than they are by a country in revolt.

Google showed poor taste with its tweets.

I haven't had much time to look up since I have been buried deeply in working on a huge social media project for the past week. I will be turning my attention to New Orleans tomorrow when I leave to fly to the Big Easy for the 2009 SHRM National Conference. I will be live blogging, tweeting and doing video "elevator pitch" interviews with attendees, vendors, and those looking to pitch themselves to the world at large careerwise.

More this later tonight!

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