Check Us Out On Twitter — Now @117Media

March 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm 3 comments

twitter-screenshotIn talking about digital citizenship, the OneSeventeen team gives lots of thought to explicit ways we can teach and coach kids in managing their online presence.  This week I’m making a change in my own online presence.

Many of you have graciously checked me out on Twitter @amystrecker, which I appreciate.  To help filter the personal from the professional a bit more, all OneSeventeen Media related tweets will now be coming for @117Media.  You’re invited to follow both, but this distinction makes Twitter a much more useful tool for me, and for OneSeventeen Media.  

You can also check out the rest of the OneSeventeen Team on Twitter.  We welcome suggestions of Tweeters to follow!  Leave your @usernname in the comments here and I’ll see you out on the flipside!

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  • 1. Carrie  |  March 27, 2009 at 9:07 am

    How do you feel about the recent pay plan for business accounts now that you’ve just created a separate account for the org?

    I ask because I was just talking with a prolific Twitterer and she had said you really have to be carefu about putting a brand out there as the profile, because what people really want is to connect with a person. The person can represent an org, but it shouldn’t only be about the org. Wonder what your thoughts or plans are to walk that line?

  • 2. Amy Strecker  |  March 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Carrie –

    Great questions! (Here’s more information re: corporate Twitter accounts for people who haven’t heard I haven’t heard many details about what corporate accounts will entail, so it will be interesting to see what comes of it. If we found the services to be really unique and useful to our partners, clients, community members, etc, we might consider traveling down that road.

    You’re spot on about the fine line between corporate twittering and impersonal twittering. Our core team has been on twitter for 2+ years now, and we’ve used it with varying regularity. As it’s become increasingly popular, it’s increasingly useful. The plan is still to keep @117Media lively, relevant and still radiating personality, not the bland image that might come to mind with the word “corporate.” However, people who are interested in OneSeventeen Media, aren’t always interested in my latest thoughts on politics, sports, movies, book, hilarious websites…so I wanted to give an option for people who want more OneSeventeen Media and less of Amy’s stream of conscious thinking. I’ll be the main voice coming from @117Media, but I’m sure others will be chirping in as well.

    We always welcome suggestions if you have any for improving our twittering! Thanks for your comment!

  • 3. Amy Looper  |  April 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I appreciate the question too! As we all learn how to navigate the boundaries of social media tools—expanded as well as new tools responsibly and respectfully, it’s good to have people like you help hold us accountable! As a co-founder of OneSeventeen Media dedicated to our social venture entrepreneur/philanthropic missions “to do good” I’m looking forward to our corporate tweets to offer meaningful information for those who want to follow what we’re doing with and for others with a similar bent.

    The more we can engage constructive meaningful dialog and interact together efficiently and responsibly the better I say!

    So Carrie thanks for following, commenting and keeping an eye on our “walking the line” We hope to hear from you anytime!


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