Getting TwittFaced

I would like to apologize to my loyal blog followers for my lack of post this weekend but every blue moon I find myself needing to turn off all of my social media tools in order to fully relax.  I am now very rested and ready to get back on the social media horse and continue riding.

While I may have turned my TweetDeck off for the first time since I’ve downloaded it, that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped the creative flow in my head relating to social media.  On Saturday, all of the roommates and I went to the Green Valley Casino to see a movie, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  As the movie progressed and got further and further into the economics aspect of the current state of Wall Street, I could see my fellow co-workers with backgrounds in business or economics squirm in their seats out of excitement while I was using the story line and emotional acting as a crutch to get me through the financially meaty parts.  However, my ears instantly perked up as Gordon Gecko began to describe the phenomenon of ‘Tulip mania’ in the Netherlands, a speculative theory regarding the popping of an economic bubble surrounding the buying and trading of tulip bulbs.  Where the theory was placed in the film made absolutely no sense but moving past my history of a film GEEK I was more intrigued by its correlation to the Dutch auction model which was the dominate auction model in that area at the time as well as the auction model www.Pricefalls.com is based on.  After elbowing the CEO, rather hardly and motioning the screen, consequently feeling dumb having pointed to the two story screen he was obviously watching, I slinked back into my seat and thanked god it was too dark to notice I was blushing in result to my stupidity.

The rest of the weekend was very relaxing and filled with reading and writing notes in my iTouch by the pool and in the hot tub (I was careful to not drop it).  A highlight of my weekend was the discovery of my new favorite term, TwittFaced.  To be Twittfaced, which sounds like something frequently done by college students who get drunk and use social media sites, actually refers to that moment of enlightenment when you rise above the triviality of poking someone or tweeting what you had for breakfast and realize you can use social media tools to better your brand or company.  This enlightenment also comes with a side of realization that there is a deeper meaning to it all and that social media outlets can actually be great tools.  This may be an older term coined before my delving into the social media field but nonetheless I found myself reflecting on the first time I got TwittFaced and realized Social Media’s potential.

HOWEVER, that’s tomorrow’s post!  Until then I would love to hear your stories of getting TwittFaced and if this is a new experience tell me all about it and I will do the same tomorrow!

Until next time buyers, seller and friends!

Sincerely,

Josh *@LasVegasIntern* Weaver

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About Josh Weaver

Joshua Weaver was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. He received his Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science, in May of 2010. After working as a public speaker and advisor he then accepting a consulting position at Pricefalls.com, a Dutch Auction website based out of Las Vegas, NV. Upon completing two months of consulting he was offered a job as Director of Public Relations and accepted. He now spends the majority of his time researching trends and executing social media tactics to draw traffic to the site.
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