Friday Week in Review: 28 Days Later Edition

But will it float? Blake goes SWIM-ing

But will it float? Blake goes SWIM-ing

Day 5 of the Swine H1N1 Flu and we’re all holding our own! Let’s celebrate our fortitude in the midst of this pending societal meltdown by taking a short look at the Week That Was:

The Arkansas Times was obsessedobsessed — with Judge Willard Proctor.

Ms. Adverthinker pondered why it matters that more women are online than men.

Blake, at the Think Tank, got invited to a super-fancy speaking event on social media in New York City. Better wear your nice shoes!

The Arkansas Project tracked that insidious dark avenger that was the Swine Flu. Fortunately, we’re not blowing up any bridges just yet.

Central Arkansas Refreshers met, had refreshments.

The Tolbert Report introduced us to Rick Crawford, who says he’s taking on U.S. Rep. Marion Berry next year.

Zack Stovall, after shouting at me like a madman on the streets of downtown Little Rock, wonders what will come of the national Republican Party.

Kyran Pittman continues her sessions on the ins and outs of blogging. Latest edition: Dealing with rude commenters.

A Twitter tutorial on THV!

We gave more personal information to Skynet.

Robert Blake made us laugh. Again.

Sarah Palin Twittered.

Looking Ahead

It’s a blogging/social media tsunami this weekend as

Blake Rutherford and Emily Reeves go SWIM-ing tonight.

Kyran Pittman signs books on Saturday in Little Rock.

Delta Trust CEO French Hill tweets from Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday.

Local comic book artist/Twitterer Mitch Breitweiser is in Benton for Free Comic Book Day.

Brummett does Eureka Springs on Sunday.

Delta Trust CEO French Hill to Twitter From Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders’ Meeting

Twittering Buffett

Twittering Buffett

For the third year, Delta Trust & Bank of Little Rock is taking UALR College of Business students to the annual shareholders’ meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company, which takes place tomorrow.

Perhaps no other shareholders’ meeting — save Wal-Mart’s — generates as much buzz and coverage as Hathaway’s. This year’s meeting promises to be especially interesting, given the financial crisis and the fact that Buffett’s firm is coming off its worst year ever, according to the Financial Times. About 25,000 people are expected to attend the gathering in Omaha, Neb.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone was there to, say, Twitter updates from the meeting?

We’re in luck! Delta Trust & Bank CEO French Hill recently set up a Twitter account here and plans to tweet from Saturday’s meeting. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m.

As the CEO of a major Arkansas bank, it will be interesting to get Hill’s take on the event, which will include remarks from “the Oracle of Omaha” himself, Warren Buffett. You can follow Delta Trust here.

THVideo: Alyson Courtney and I Talk Twitter

Click here to watch the segment

Click here to watch the segment

Whew! Two and a half minutes does go by fast. Especially on TV. It’s almost like trying to keep your tweets at a 140 characters!

That’s right, I said “140.” Although sharp-eared Twitterati will hear me in the video to the left saying “240” for some reason. “240”?! How do I mess that up? That’s basic Twitter 101! All I can say is, it was 6:40 in the a.m. and I’d yet to break into the coffee. It happens.

But thanks to “Today’s THV” for having me on and being such enthusiastic New Media experimenters. And check out Charles Crowson — he’s discovered Twitpic — much to Alyson’s dismay.

Like I said in the video, it’s easy to get “social media fatigue” trying to keep up with all that’s out there. The key for anyone thinking about using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, whatever, is to think about your goals, the way you work, and your possible audience, then experiment to see what service best fits you based on that criteria.

You don’t have to do it all. But you should be aware of what’s out there.

Also noted in the segment: How the government is using Twitter to keep citizens abreast of the swine flu, how Tyson Foods is using Twitter as part of its charitable work, and Delta Trust & Bank‘s plans to Twitter this weekend from the Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders meeting.

Find THV Twitterers here. See more Arkansas Twitterers via the Arkansas Twitter Guide. And follow me on Twitter @LT.

More: Jessica Duff on “Today’s THV at 9” has more on Twitter. (Includes video.)