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Remembering 2009 in pictures

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The year started off with this bus ride where I made a lot of friends including Bob London @londonink and Cheryl Dickenson pictured here. Elizabeth Shea @eliz2shea of SpeakerboxPR was another organizer I had the good fortune to meet. Kim Hart @khart at that time with the Washington Post used my photos making it the first time that I got a mention in the Washington Post.

Speaking at SXSW with Raj Malik @rajmalikdc

I broke the news of Anil Dash's announcing Six Apart's plugins for Word Press at Word Camp Mid-atlantic
Visiting the State Department for the National Small Business event was for me next to visiting the White House. Thanks Ken Yancey of SCORE.
The first time I blogged from a Virgin Atlantic Flight from above 35k ft above the ground joining a different Mile High Club.
Receiving the Golden Quill Award from IABC for Network Solutions' Social Media efforts was a proud moment.
I thought of myself as a great photographer with this picture and about 3…

2009 Rocked as year of partnership between Small Business and Network Solutions

2009 Rocked as year of partnership between Small Business and Network Solutions
As 2009 slowly fades away into the horizon I will remember it fondly for the strong bonds that Network Solutions created with Small Businesses and partners helping Small Business. Here is a list of my thoughts that made me proud of this year: See my post on the Network Solutions Blog.

The Double 0 Decade 2000- 2009

This was the idea of a Washington Post reader Louis Cerny, Gaithersburg in a a letter to the editor published today. “Years in which the two middle figures are zeros will not occur again for nearly 1,000 years.”I was in India for 07.07.07 and temples in India were very crowded. Next year 20.10.2010 will be a special date. I predict 20.11.2011 or 11.11.11 will have some significance. what are the dates you remember?

NYC - No iPhone for you

Take care when you stream your life in the Social Media

These are some of the tips that I thought of, you may have others http://bit.ly/4Bc1QFPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Transparency and privacy - how to take care

Security may be heavy on your return due to Delta - NorthWest Incident

The president is on vacation but is on top of this incident and working 24/7 and asked for heightened security at airports. it may be inconvenient but is definitely necessary http://bit.ly/68ncqYPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Decade of email to instant Status update by @itsdgc

Good article by David George-Cosh. Facebook was not the first social network but it made the users perceive it as special. Good read from this writer who is the Canadian. Business reporter for The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, UAE. http://bit.ly/8JaxMkPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Flight from Regan National to Kingston Jamaica overshoots runway

Washington Post reports that there are no causalities and that the airline said it had set up a special hot line for use by relatives of passengers. The number is 800-245-0999. http://bit.ly/4W6rPSPosted via web from shashib's posterous

@MikeSchaffner commentary in the Forbes "The Death Of Social Media"

Good commentary but what do you do as every technology evolves and becomes popular so do the folks who want to use it for their personal gain or use it to spam people. As a user we should fight back to preserve our use of this new media. @MikeShaffner mentions my friend @scottmonty of Ford as a good example of businesses using Social Media
Read the original article in the Forbes http://bit.ly/8QhD0y
My commentary link on Amplify http://bit.ly/5i5rLo
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Ford What a cool idea ! @scottmonty

Cheftestants at SMCDC Iron Chef! Dec Holiday party

This post by Sarah Wurrey is a must read not solely because I was one of the contestants and won the 2nd prize. The real heroes were behind the scenes and the other contestants http://bit.ly/5xK4nhPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Kids & Santa may protest Moscow Mayor's plan to stop snow fall

I am glad Adrian Fenty and Mongtgomery County schools did not see this article last week. Also, thanks Megan Stack for writing this article this week. Who knows what would have happened if this word had got out last week. What are your ideas for preventing snowfall ? http://bit.ly/8ymDCvPosted via web from shashib's posterous

No Facebook /Social Network Access Teens say we won't work for you

I just posted another story where some teens actually wanted to cut down their Facebook time and then this survey comes along and kids want social networks in their work place. its going to be a different works in a few years http://bit.ly/7btMvLPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Wow bathrooms ! Someone is looking out for passengers on the Metro's Silver Line

Good job Metro and great story by Lisa Rein of the Washington post http://bit.ly/4A0ixvPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Indian Business Association ASSOCHAM says Social networks leading to loss of productivity

Taken in the context of the questions the survey asked there are other things that are interesting : The survey showed that 77% of workers who have Orkut account use it during work hours. Interestingly, 83% see nothing wrong in surfing at work during the office hours. If your market is India you should consider having a presence on Orkut The study has pointed out that employee’s the best excuse to check out their Facebook or Orkut accounts during lunch breaks but turning to social networking sites or general Internet surfing in the office hours. See the ASSOCHAM press release here :http://www.assocham.org/prels/shownews.php?id=2265 http://bit.ly/4TrQcYPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Thundersnow begins #DCsnowpocalypse #Thundersnow #snOMG #dc

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But please don’t call him a guru. says @jenconner in #wbj

Today was a milestone in my life.Felt great to be featured in the Washington Business Journal article Sources Revealed. Visiting the Washington Biz Journal offices and my conversations with Jen Conner, Missy Frederick and Darlene Darcy. You should atleast see the best pic of me ever taken by Joanne Lawton of the Washington Biz Journal http://bit.ly/6NgvQDPosted via web from shashib's posterous

I love Outright the Web based book keeping FREE software

I have to disclose that Network Solutions and Outright are partners and we went on a 5 city tour to educate UnintentionalEntrepreneurs.com still I was a Outright user long before this partnership started and just love it . You should give it a try and read what TechCrunch had to say http://amplify.com/u/171cPosted via web from shashib's posterous

Taking a walk in Hyderabad Andhra pradesh 2008

Got some good streaming from my Nokia N95 when I took the kids to Hyderabad. See how things are different

EarthQuake in Maharashtra India -USGS No damage reports from NDTV

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Earthquake DetailsMagnitude
5.1Date-TimeSaturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:51:26 UTCSaturday, December 12, 2009 at 05:21:26 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time ZonesLocation
17.127°N, 73.832°EDepth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location programRegion
MAHARASHTRA, INDIADistances
75 km (45 miles) NW of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
155 km (95 miles) S of Pune, Maharashtra, India
225 km (140 miles) SSE of Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
1320 km (820 miles) SSW of NEW DELHI, Delhi, IndiaLocation Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 11.9 km (7.4 miles); depth fixed by location programParameters
NST= 27, Nph= 27, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.2 sec, Gp= 83°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7SourceUSGS NEIC (WDCS-D)Event ID
us2009qcaz

Shashi Bellamkonda Persona

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Right out of a Tweet from Maggie Fox Founder and CEO of Social Media Group.com “Cool: Personas, from MIT's Sociable Media Group (no relation), visually shows you how the Internet sees you:http://bit.ly/SbNKI” It is very cool and this is the final screen of what is a very fixating screens as this application seems to know everything that's written about you on the internet. test it out. http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html

First snow of the season 2009

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US Army Website goes social - my.army.mil

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Today was the second day of the All Services Social media Conference in Washington DC organized in association with the GeorgeTown University - Associate Dean at Georgetown University.  Meeting and talking to the enthusiastic members of the services, Information and technology , Social media and PR teams was a great experience. Very savvy, very enthusiastic and maybe a tad impatient to do do things faster made me glad i was there. After all the US Armed services gave the world the internet, gps and much more.

At the conference there was a demo of the the customizable, user friendly website of the US Army - http://my.army.mil . Service personnel, civilians alike can setup their login using new web 2.0 tools like Twitter auth, Openid, I signed upo and got a salute from the web site "HOOAH! Welcome Shashi Bellamkonda" Cool ! People working on this project have humor and imagination a very core web 2.0 necessity.

Read more about this at the US Army's web site announcing the …

Check out this presentation - The Social CEO: New Rules of Engagement by Elizabeth Shea of Speakerbox

I have heard Elizabeth Shea speak before and her talk is very down to earth and full of practical tips. This presentation is from her talk to the President's Forum of Metro Washington and I am excited that she chose to add the Network Solutions Social Media engagement case study in her presentation. Learn more about Elizabeth Shea at http://speakerboxpr.com/About-SpeakerBox/Management/Elizabeth-Shea.aspxThe Social CEO: New Rules of EngagementView more presentations from eliz2shea.

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg sends message to his 350 million users

I was alerted to this on Twitter by Julie Minevich. ( Thanks Julie. I never knew you spoke Russian too :)Mark Zuckerberg posted a message to all Facebook users on the Facebook blog. a few moments ago
Top takeaways:Remove regional networks completely and create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone.  The ability to control who sees each individual piece of content you create or uploadMake the privacy settings page simpler by combining some settings ( more details )I think this is a good thing and gives more power to the user.Wow ! with 350 Million users if Facebook were a country it would be the 3rd largest in the world after India and China surpassing the United States

Social Media increasingly can be used to solve problems @rjmcgarvey

I had a chance to talk to Rob McGarvey about his article in cioupdate.com . The article talks about how this is "very early days for business use of Twitter, Facebook, etc." My Takeaways ( I was interviewed for the article )Social media a key collaboration toolSocial media dramatically increase the speed of the ping-ponging of ideas.”Social media as crucial in our customer relations.The more people who engage with a topic, the more important it is, the more you need to pay attention.”Definitely read the article and add you views to the comments.