Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sporadic by Cathleen Rittereiser: Meida Snackers

Sporadic by Cathleen Rittereiser: Blogging sporadically to comment, post interesting links, discuss online experiences and entertain. CR bio tells she is Wall Street by day, comedy legend by night, comic, writer, raconteur , personality: All blogging and comedic writing and performing is for entertainment purposes. Anything I say or write in those contexts is my personal opinion and property. All posts on all sites are those of Cathleen Rittereiser and do not represent any company, group or activity that I am associated with.

Helge: I'll install Voki on my blog.
  • Character Style Select a character from one of our many styles: Classic, Animals, Oddballs and more!
  • Customization Change the look, clothing and accessories.
  • Voice Add your own voice via phoine, microphone, text to speech or upload a file.
  • Background Choose a background from our library or upload your own.
  • Click Publish to email to a friend or get code to take your Voki avatar anywhere.

"Participatory online media, like blogs, podcasts and social network profiles give the creators and audience a chance to connect with new, intelligent people they might never have met through a shared interest or perspective and to build a friendship, a business, a movement or a fun game of scrabble.

Half the fun of producing blogs or other forms of this personal journalism is that it is about YOU, the creator, what you have to say and when you have to say it. People that find you or your topic interesting will make the time to read it. Or they will skip or skim your post if it's too long or too involved for the amount of time and attention they have available. If you aren't getting the audience you want, it may have as much to do with what you have to say and how you say it rather than the venue, format or length of time and space it took you to say it.

If you define respecting a media snacker as giving them little, streamlined bits of content that don't tax their attention span, then I inadvertently respect media snackers by rarely posting to my blog. That's probably because I'm so busy being a media snacker, I don't have time to entertain the rest of them."

Helge: Media Snacker, do I understand the true meaning of this word?

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