Me and Lil Wayne-Chillin


I sometimes wonder if there could be such a thing as social media over-engagement.

At what point are there so many comments and so many reactions from so many people coming so fast and so many of them not relating to each other so there there is no real conversation thread and so many of them being shared and commented on based on one word?

It’s pretty mind-boggling for a blogger to think that 11,336 people took the time to comment and 162 took the time to essentially reblog it.

So I thought I’d pop up the same thing. Actually, I like what my friends wrote and I could have coaxed more out of the thread but wanted to compare apples to apples.

Thank you to  Jose Boza, Christina Flores Gomez-Pina, Jeanette Mantilla and Chuck Greenberg. And a big thanks to Scott Eddy for the idea for this post.

~Mike

Using social media alone, soldiers located in 2 hours 48 minutes


To recap for those who missed it, I found an SD memory card on the street. It happened to contain 81 pictures of men and women in our armed forces. The date stamp on all the pictures is 2004.

Here’s what it took to track down the people on the memory card:

-Two Facebook posts

-One blog post

-One tweet by me

-31 retweets by others

-Total time: 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Here’s the note I received with the successful connection: “Its so great that you found this pictures, he’s actually one of my oldest friends and I still have letters that he sent me from boot camp during the year these photos were taken. Im trying to track him down cause he lives in orlando now…but I’m getting the word to him to get in touch.”

Most days I get asked about ROI from social media. Now we all have a great case history. I just happened to be the guy that found the card.

~Mike