Painting of North Carolina Pelican

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a pelican on the North Carolina coast. It is the third of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Painting of a North Carolina Sea Gull Number 2

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the second of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Painting of North Carolina Sea Gull Number 1

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the first of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Some Sunsets from Sunset Beach North Carolina

Portals and KM

Sunset Beach North Carolina  is just north of the border with South Carolina. It is long island that faces South so it gets sunrises on one side and sunsets on the other. Here are some sunsets. I did sunries in the last post. 

Sunrise at Sunset Beach North Carolina

Portals and KM

Sunset Beach North Carolina is just north of the border with South Carolina. It is long island that faces South so it gest sunrises on one side and sunsets on the other. I am staying there right now. Here are some sunrises. The next post will cover some sunsets. 

Beach Views at Sunset Beach North Carolina

Portals and KM

Sunset Beach North Carolina  has a very wide beach that goes the entire lenght of the island. It is located just north of the border with South Carolina. Here are some views of the beach.

The Dunes at Sunset Beach North Carolina

Portals and KM

Sunset Beach North Carolina  has a very wide beach that goes the entire lenght of the island. It is located just north of the border with South Carolina. There wide dunes behind the beach protecting the island as developers were smart to allow for this protection.

Social Media Business Forum 2009 Conference Recap (Durham, North Carolina)

Managing Communities

Just a few days after getting home from Blog World & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, it was time to hit the road for Durham, North Carolina, in order to attend the first ever Social Media Business Forum, organized by OurHashtag and held on October 23.

I’m Speaking at Social Media Business Forum in Durham, North Carolina on October 23

Managing Communities

Shortly after I get back from Blog World Expo 2009, I’ll be heading to Durham, North Carolina for the Social Media Business Forum at the North Carolina Central University School of Education. It’s being organized by Kipp Bodnar of Howard, Merrell & Partners, Wayne Sutton of OurHashtag, Ryan Boyles of IBM and Jeff Cohen of [.].

Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams

The Bumble Bee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. It is available online and in PDF. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual Teams

BBQ tour of the US South: Complete Listings

Portals and KM

Here is another general post, Barbeque of the Carolinas: East and West, North and South that lists some of the great ones. BBQ Part Two: Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. BBQ Part Three: North Carolina and eastern Virginia. BBQ Part Eight: Carolinas and Brooklyn.

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I Love My (Face to Face) Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: Brandon Eley I was sitting at dinner tonight with Chris Moody and Damond Nollan at Ruby Tuesday in Durham, North Carolina. It was a late dinner, following a panel at North Carolina State University that I was featured on, alongside Chris, Damond, Ginny Skalski and Dan London. We had a great conversation covering social media, [.].

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Nine – Gulf Coast

Portals and KM

The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia. The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. Here is the eighth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South.

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Social Media Business Forum: One Day Only: Today in Durham, NC

Managing Communities

Social Media Business Forum is today at the North Carolina Central University School of Education in Durham, North Carolina. Conferences, conferences, conferences! Well, after IZEAFest and Blog World Expo, this should be my last one for a while. I’m going to be on a pair panels during the first half of the day. From 9:00 AM [.].

Barbecue Tour Of the US South: Part Three

Portals and KM

As I am traveling through much of the South this June and July, this post picks up with samples from North Carolina and Virginia. The second post covered, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. This first is Anderson’s Grill in Tar Heel, North Carolina.

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BBQ tour of the US South – Part Eight

Portals and KM

The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia. The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. It covers North Carolina, Alabama, and goes north to Brooklyn, NY.

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My WordCamp Raleigh 2010 Recap

Managing Communities

In May, I spoke in Raleigh, North Carolina at WordCamp Raleigh and led a session titled “Building Community Around Your WordPress Blog.&# That talk became the basis of the three part series I did here on building community around your blog. The SitePoint Podcast, which I co-host, held it’s first ever live show at the conference. [.].

Bracketology: My NCAA Tournament Picks

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully this graphic displays clearly - my heart is with UConn but I'm not convinced they can get by Memphis or beat whomever comes out of the other brackets (in my scenario, Pitt or North Carolina).

Building Community with LinkedIn Groups (and Cutting Down on Self-Promotion)

Managing Communities

In May, at WordCamp Raleigh, I ran into Ray Mitchell, a Winston Salem, North Carolina-based web designer, who I had met previously. SixFour Web Design is his company. Mr. Mitchell recently shared a blog post request for me Twitter: “Special tips for managing LinkedIn Groups to build real community vs. self-promotion.&# Thank you for the [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community Managing the Community Promoting Your Community

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Seven – New Orleans

Portals and KM

This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia.

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Social Media Business Forum Panel Details

Managing Communities

On October 23 in Durham, North Carolina, I’ll be speaking at Social Media Business Forum. I’m featured on a pair of panels during the first half of the day’s programming. From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, I’ll be participating in the “Advertising and the Social Web: Can it Work?&# session with Gregory Ng, the Creative Director [.].

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Six

Portals and KM

This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia.

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Video: Independent Blogging Conference at Greensboro: Opening Panel: “The Blogging Revolution”

Managing Communities

Last October, I traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for ConvergeSouth and the Independent Blogging Conference at Greensboro. I spoke at the latter, leading a solo session and participating in the day’s opening panel. Led by Kelby Carr of Type-A Mom, the panel also featured Jared Smith of Charleston Weather, Heather Solos of Home Ec 101 and [.]. Managing the Community

Barbecue Tour Of the US South: Part Two

Portals and KM

Now as I travel through much more of the South this one picks up with samples from Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.     Next we will move on to a number of places in North Carolina. I did a post on Louisiana Vs. Texas BBQ.

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This Feedback Made My Day!

Michael Sampson - Currents

As an author, I think it’s important for you to know that your book is changing the lives’ of people here in Raleigh, North Carolina. I made contact with Eric (not the one who needs to buy a Mac) after he downloaded chapters 11 and 12 of Seamless Teamwork. We had a great conversation for about 35 minutes, and he sent me this email earlier today. " We applied your methodology to our faith based employment program and have received wonderful results.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Six

Portals and KM

This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

Portals and KM

Carolina BBQ. BBQ Part Two: Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. BBQ Part Three: North Carolina and eastern Virginia. BBQ Part Five: Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. BBQ Part Eight: Carolinas and Brooklyn.

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Breath and Diversity of Television Blogs - Part One

Portals and KM

TV Photogblog - TVPhotog Blog is a look behind the scenes of me, a Television Photojournalist in North Carolina. This is TV blog weekend. Television is a natural topic for blogs as TV appeals to a wide audience; it has a long tail, and people are a re passionate about these niche topics. The BlogCatalog which contains 1621 television blogs the last time I looked including our TVissimo TV Schedule Blog. Here are some examples that show the variety. There are many more.

Setting the stage

Chris Corrigan

Asheville, North Carolina. We are about to begin three days of learning together, Ashley Cooper, Dana Pearlman and me. And 27 other folks who are coming to something we called “the Art of Learning Together.”

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Barbecue Tour Of the US South: Part Four

Portals and KM

The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia. Putney is just north of Brattleboro at Exit 4 of Route 91. This post picks up with samples from western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont).

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BBQ tour of the US South - Part Five

Portals and KM

This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The third covered North Carolina and eastern Virginia.

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Wiser Together: Partnering Across Generations

Chris Corrigan

Two dear friends, Ashley Cooper and Juanita Brown, are up to some world-changing mischief together in the mountains of North Carolina. They are going deep into hosting intergenerational conversations. Here’s why, from Juanita: I have always been fascinated by large-scale systems change and what might enable whole societies to shift into more life-affirming patterns.

Paper Cuts - ouch, someone's keeping track

Endless Knots

The University of Colorado (up 11%), University of North Carolina (up 14%) and University of Maryland (up 25%) all saw gains." For those following the Blog Rally to help the Boston Globe and the life-threatening diseases plaguing the newspaper industry, try this with your morning coffee: Erica Smith, who does multimedia and print design for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , provides a public-service project on her own time/dime, Paper Cuts.

Online Community Jobs: Continued Demand For Community Pros

Online Community Report

Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina United States. It's no secret: we are experiencing very rough globally economic conditions. One spot of good news in all of this is that many organizations continue to invest in their online community and social media programs.

News Updates (May 25, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Analyzing how employees exchange information, Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, PhD, of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and Leslie DeChurch, of the University of Central Florida, discovered an eye-opening trend: Workplace teams are often unproductive. SmartVault and InsynQ. SmartVault announced a partnership with InsynQ, for document management services for hosted QuickBooks users. "

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Trip report: A brief foray into the future

Endless Knots

  In this picture, London, Raleigh, North Carolina, and me, the invisible photographer in Massachusetts 2.   Several firsts at once for a keynote I gave last week for Cisco , topic, appropriately enough, "Virtual Leadership:" 1.

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Evaluating online tutors

e-Moderation Station

Bryan Setser of the North Carolina Virtual Public School outlined a five-stage developmental program for evaluation that his organisation implements: Bryan Setser. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader.

Sharing our vulnerabilities

Chris Corrigan

Over the past few days several friends of mine have blogged pieces that capture their vulnerable moments. I don’t know what it is about the timing of things, but here are a few posts that talk openly about daily struggles that people face.

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Gratefulness: August Garden in a Cool Summer

Nancy White

I was morose and relished my week in the sunny warmth of North Carolina. The lot is bracketed by three very large trees – so large that when you fly over the area on the way to a landing at the airport (approach from the North) you can spot our house easily.

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The algorithm for happiness=3:1

Endless Knots

The Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina, Frederickson has been asking why people have positive emotions for a long time.

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NetWiki : Home Page browse

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The NetWiki pages are not a publication of The University of North Carolina (UNC), nor has UNC examined or edited its content.

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On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

For example, on the North Carolina womens soccer team, a perennial winner among college teams, Jordan Walker was a team leader because she was a connector who helped other players work together, even though Coach Anson Dorrance called her one of the least athletic players he had ever seen.

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Collaborative Thinking: From Star Power To Network Power

Collaborative Thinking

After years of trekking from Jacksonville to the ski trails of Appalachian Ski Mountain in North Carolina, Brandon Witkovich, 24, is moving from Florida to Colorado with his fiancée to be closer to the slopes. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Meanwhile, Over At WebEx: A New Sheriff In Town | Main | IP Democracy: The Futility Of Internet Privacy?

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