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operating 5 at once is beginning to be a stretch...
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I can imagine!
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Please check out mmdr.org and then click the link below to vote for them to win "up to 50 round-trip tickets" from American Airlines.
MMDR does a medical mission trip one week out of every month. They work here in Nashville for three weeks so they can spend the fourth week helping give medical attention to the Haitians or rescuing child slaves in Ghana.
You can vote once per day through August 26.
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This could be a valuable resource for brushing up on topics I "learned" in school.
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+Stu Maschwitz Nice photo! I would have liked to witness that.
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Inspiration to not listen to what others think you're capable of.
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Katie Davis tells her amazing story about her life in Uganda.
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I had not thought about social media quite like this before:
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Are you earning social currency? If so, what are you spending it on?

In the book "Thou Shall Prosper", Rabbi Daniel Lapin explains the idea of our currency, the dollar bill, being a certificate of appreciation. Through serving others, we are rewarded because we bring value to someone else.

I love this concept and have recently been thinking about it from a different angle. Let's assume for a second that you've made it BIG in the social media world. You've got tens of thousands of followers hanging on your every tweet. Your hashtags become trending topics. You are a thought leader, inspiring others and influencing your field.

What next?

What are you doing with all that appreciation? What if all of our +1's, shares, comments, retweets, likes and sends are also "certificates of appreciation"? Could that social currency be used to do something truly meaningful?

Social media has a lot of benefits, to be sure. Laughing, interacting, learning, growing... I've just recently been getting excited about it and I have to say, I'm hooked. It probably strokes my ego a little too much because I find myself re-reading interactions on multiple platforms. First Tweetdeck for my iPhone, then maybe I'll read it again on my Facebook app and then again when I log in to the www site on my laptop. Like a kid in school, it feels so good to be liked. But if it's just about meeting new people, increasing my Klout score and feeling valued, is that enough?

Someone I work with, Jon Acuff, wanted more. You may have heard this story already, but if not check it out: http://www.jonacuff.com/stuffchristianslike/2009/11/30000-in-18-hours/. His tribe mobilized, raising $30,000 in just 18 hours to build a kindergarten in Vietnam. He was so blown away by the incredible response that he dared to ask them to raise enough money for a second kindergarten. And they did it.

That, to me, is a reason to earn some social currency. That makes social media more than just fun - it makes it purposeful. I don't have many "certificates" yet, but I'm thinking about these ideas now just in case some day I'm given a platform. If I get my fifteen minutes of fame, I want to make sure they really matter. I want to be significant to those around me and I want to impact the lives of those I may never meet. If I'm given currency, I want to spend it well.
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Interesting article on FCPX.
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This makes me feel a little better, but I'm still glad my Mac Pro will run Windows. Even if FCPX isn't the nightmare I've been lead to believe that it is, the future of the Mac platfis grim for pro users. I reverted back to Leopard after Snow Leopard broke everything that used to work, and Lion is an utter train wreck.

Anyone know how much I need for a OEM Windows 7 Home Premium and Adobe Premier?
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Cicadas on a tree. Anybody else have interesting photos of the cicada invasion 2011?
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Yeah I never liked FB for some reason. Not sure how much I'll use this either, but I'm giving it a try.
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