8/21/2013 4 Comments
Rebecca Johnson was selected to organize and run the first ever, Social Media Help Desk at the California State Fair, in Sacramento, in July 2013!
Rebecca reached out to her extended network and with the help of some awesome volunteers, was able to provide social media support to fair goers for nearly 3 weeks!
The volunteers ranged from small business owners, to Social Media Club members, to students from UC Davis and Sacramento State University.
The fair, understanding the growing need to implement social media into the fair experience, wanted a place for fair attendees to gain a deeper understanding of how some of the new features worked. Volunteers answered a variety of questions including: "What are all these bar codes I keep seeing?" "How do I download a QR code scanner?" "How do I post this picture to my Facebook account?"
Fair attendees were very receptive to the idea, since there is currently no place to get "free" social media help or advice!
My Social Media Pro also provided a social media photo kiosk for one of the weeks during the fair.
Keep an eye out , because it looks like we will be back again next year!
In the meantime, here are some pictures! Enjoy!
This is from the Sacramento Bee- 9/27/2012
There has been great "buzz" around what employers and Universities in California can ask of their (potential) employees and students. Of course, most people feel as though it's a complete invasion of privacy, and puts people at risk for losing their current job, not getting into college or getting a job they have applied for. By signing these bills, it puts those fears to rest!
According to the Sacramento Bee:
"Gov. Jerry Brown signed two measures this morning to block California universities and employers from seeking access to applicants' social media accounts."
"The Golden State is pioneering the social media revolution and these laws will protect all Californians from unwarranted invasions of their personal social media accounts," the Democratic governor said in a prepared statement.
Assembly Bill 1844 and Senate Bill 1349 were signed!.
Read the entire article here
Rebecca Johnson is a Freelance Digital Media Specialist, Social Media and marketing strategist. She uses her creativity, and marketing skills, along with her business ownership experience to assist small and medium sized businesses with their online marketing. Rebecca owns with her husband, Get Networking Now!, Rebecca Johnson Consulting and My Social Media Pro.
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