#MyTwitterAnniversary! Ten Years of Exploring Possibilities!

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Stuart O. Smith, Jr.

Twitter says: "Happy 10th Twitter Anniversary!"
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Today is my 10th anniversary on Twitter! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the good people in the Twitterverse who have invited me to learn about their lives and what they care about, by sharing interesting activities. And to the cultural, art, civic, and creative organizations, thank you for bringing joy into my life by informing me of new opportunities in which I could participate.


"Hello, World" - @sos_jr First Tweet! October 1, 2009

"Hello, World" - Stuart O. Smith, Jr.'s First Tweet! October 1, 2009.
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I started on Twitter on the advice of two friends, Jim Evans (a good friend who passed away on May 8, 2018) and Tony Ramos (@TonyRamos), at a meeting of the Web Development Special Interest Group (an educational group that I ran for ten years). They noted that I always started my meetings by announcing all the great tech meetings happening in Cleveland and Akron, and they suggested that I could share my list with a larger audience on Twitter. On 10:48 pm, October 1, 2009, I started promoting Cleveland and Akron educational meetings for tech, social media, and entrepreneurship on Twitter as @sos_jr.


Hello, World! My First Blog Post! - "...an extension of my sos_jr Twitter interests"

Please read the excerpt from "Hello, World! My First Blog Post!"
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When I would go to social media events and blogger meetings (the Ohio Bloggers Association @OHBlogging and the Lake Erie Moose Society), I would say I was a micro-blogger with my @sos_jr tweets. That gave me the idea of basing a blog post on what I shared on Twitter as @sos_jr.

On March 8, 2012, I created my Hello, World! My First Blog Post!, and then posted annually from 2013 to 2016 my "Stuart's List" of tech, social media, and entrepreneurship meetings in my Blogiversary posts (In 2013, I tracked 120 meetings. In 2016, I tracked 164 meetings.)


Article and Blog Post about Stuart Smith on Twitter

Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group blog post "Stuart Smith on Twitter"
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 Janet Cho's article "Smarter #SocialMedia Tips from #HappyinCLE Stuart O. Smith Jr. (@sos_jr)"
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Learn more about how I use Twitter in Dan Yurman's (@djysry) blog post for the Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (@CDPUG) on February 6, 2012, entitled: Stuart Smith on Twitter, and in Janet Cho's (@JanetCho) September 18, 2015, Cleveland.com article about me entitled Smarter #SocialMedia Tips from #HappyinCLE Stuart O. Smith Jr. (@sos_jr).


PechaKucha Talk - How I Use Twitter

Stuart's bio from "A PechaKucha Talk by Stuart O. Smith, Jr., about PechaKucha Night Cleveland"
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In 2016, I was invited by the PechaKucha Night Cleveland leadership team (@PKNCLE) to speak at a special, first-time-ever PechaKucha Night Cleveland Past Presenters Happy Hour on November 29, 2016. In my talk, I shared my love for PechaKucha Night and explained how I use Twitter to promote Cleveland and Akron activities.

Please go to my A PechaKucha Talk by Stuart O. Smith, Jr., about PechaKucha Night Cleveland blog post to see my slides and more information. I have included the video from the blog post here:

This is the “Twitter Tie” that my son designed especially for me. My son recognizes that I’m a bit crazy when it comes to sharing the exciting things going on in our community.
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Blog Tag Cloud and Thanking Organizations I Follow on Twitter

sosAssociates Blog Tag Cloud
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Please go to my blog's Tag Cloud (click here) to pick a subject that interests you. There you will learn more about blog posts on that subject based on my @sos_jr tweets and retweets.

Here are the Tag Cloud keywords for some of the many organizations that I want to thank for their programs in my areas of interest that I share as @sos_jr on Twitter!

  1. University Circle

  2. CMA (Cleveland Museum of Art)

  3. Cleveland Foundation

  4. PlayhouseSquare

  5. PechaKucha (Includes both PechaKucha Cleveland and PechaKucha Akron)

  6. Library (Cleveland Public Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Library)

  7. Cleveland Metroparks

  8. Ingenuityfest (Ingenuity Cleveland events: IngenuityFest, Cleveland Mini Maker Faire, Bal Ingénieux)

  9. North Coast Harbor

  10. CMNH (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)

  11. Shakespeare (Cleveland Shakespeare Festival)

  12. GiveCamp (Cleveland GiveCamp)

  13. Science Center (Great Lakes Science Center)

  14. FRONT International

  15. NASA (NASA Glenn Research Center)

  16. CodeMash

  17. WebSigCleveland.org (My Web Development Special Interest Group)

  18. #CLEtweetup (Cleveland.com and their partners)

  19. Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

  20. CDPUG (Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group)

  21. MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)

  22. The City Club

  23. BVU (Business Volunteers Unlimited)

  24. Rust Belt Monster

  25. Summit Artspace

  26. Holden Arboretum

  27. Drink Local (Drink Local. Drink Tap.)

  28. CIA (Cleveland Institute of Art)

  29. Cleveland Cultural Gardens

  30. Cleveland Young Professional Senate

  31. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

  32. Lake Metroparks

  33. Cleveland Clinic

  34. Great Lakes Theater

  35. NEOUPA (Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals' Association)


Related Blog Posts

Here is a partial list of of my blog posts that relate to my use of Twitter (complete list of blogs about Twitter here) and to my ten years leading the Web Development Special Interest Group (complete list of blogs about Web Dev SIG topics here):

Please visit my sosAssociates.com/Blog web page to see all the blogs I have written over the years, and my annual Blogiversary and New Year's Day posts with a summary of each year.


A New Year Full of Possibilities

Tweets about the new month full of possibilities!
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People who follow me as @sos_jr on Twitter know that I start most months with a tweet about "a new month full of possibilities." Thus, I want to end this #MyTwitterAnniversary blog post wishing you a great month, year, and life full of adventure and fun times as I start my eleventh year of sharing on Twitter! "May you reach the goals you desire for the month, & create a foundation to reach desired goals in the future!"