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Event Highlight: Your Not-So-Common Uses for Social Media


Let’s just admit it, we’re crazy about social media. We tweet our breakfast and check-in on the bus while simultaneously Pinning that new pair of Gucci boots and commenting anywhere we can find. We eat, breath and sleep social media all day, every day.

But do you ever feel like your commenting, tweeting, hashtagging, Liking, and checking has gotten… dare I say… repetitive? *Gasp!* We don’t like to admit it, but sometimes we need a little-something to bring that spark back to our social media relationship. How about tweeting with an Astronaut? Playing in a Twitter-wide gameshow? Directing an improv actor through the web? Well don’t worry, because #SMWWDC has all of that.

Tweetup with Astronaut Ron Garan

As part of Social Media Week, NASA will hold a Tweetup with Astronaut Ron Garan at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. This NASA Tweetup is an opportunity to meet and speak with Garan, the people behind @NASA account and other space-exploration-minded participants.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Registration opens at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 and closes at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. NASA will accommodate a total of 150 tweeps and their guests randomly selected from those who sign up on the Web. NASA also will place some registrants on a waiting list. The event will also be streamed on NASA TV.

02/14/12 1:30 – 3:00

Who Wants to be #Winning

Affinity Lab is hosting a week long Twitter game show – WHO WANTS TO BE #WINNING

Follow @affinitylab to get our questions on collaboration, social media and other antics. Post your answers to #affinitylabwinning. First person with the right answer earns a point. Thursday night we’ll be hosting a lightning round happy hour and award ceremony for one lucky #winner.

The prize? One lucky Twitterater will win their picture on our wall, a dirty red rolling chair and an all expense paid trip to Chix worth $15. Seriously, you get all this.

Play hard, play smart, play to #winning.

02/13/12 – 02/16/12

I am your Puppet: Social Media Infused Improv

An improv game where participants via twitter add color, suggestions and commentary throughout an improv performance. The players will react to the suggestions delivered via tweets and text messages to the player’s phones and to the screens behind the players. The event will be livestreamed and recorded. This event is meant to be a fun, playful and comedic experiment. We hope to come away with some real lessons of how improv can help social media, and vice-versa.

02/15/12 6:30 – 8:00

 

These not-so-common uses for social media will quench your thirst for creativity, fill your brain with awesome new knowledge and have you back to posting videos of kittens in no time! Sign up here!

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