Category Archives: News/Entertainment

Social Media Careers

Who would have ever thought that when you first created your Xanga blog, had Myspace, started your Facebook account, or Tweeted for the first time that one day there would be career opportunities within social media?? I know I didn’t.
My recent decision to get back in school has got me thinking about social media and digital technology in a whole new way.
Social media has expanded in to such a vast spectrum. It is no longer just used as a past time, for fun, or to communicate with friends and family. While those are mainstays, the world of social media has grown in to a vast empire that early developers most likely never even dreamed of.
Businesses are now hiring specialists in the area of social media. They are using it to build their business. It’s basically like free advertising.
For example say you’re a popular boutique and you wanna let people know you’re having an exclusive sale starting tomorrow. You could tweet about it and in 30 seconds millions of people can know.
People that get hired for these positions kinda have to think on their feet and be clever. Whether it be a blog, a video, a tweet, or a Facebook post you kind of need to know a little bit about all of the different platform and what audiences use which one the most.
Some people spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos. Some people like to read Twitter feeds. Some people search the blogosphere for good articles. Some people look for new things to “like” on Facebook. Beyond that there are so many other social media platforms like one of my favorites Instagram that are growing and growing.
I like learning about all of these. So I am looking at specializing in the area of social media when I head back to school this fall. I love the idea of being apart of something that ever changing and growing daily.
New social media platforms gain popularity now overnight through the use of smartphone apps. People find the ones they like and then tell their friends and it gets bigger and bigger.

What an exciting world!!

Social media has given the world a voice that they have never had to be able to communicate in seconds to people all across the globe. Now you can have it as a career. I think it is such a great area to be apart of for professional career goals.

Would you hire me for social media??
What are your thoughts on this empire of social media that is continuing to grow.
Which platform is your favorite?

I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Let me hear from you!!

See ya later!!
Caleb 🙂

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Fall Farewell – MIX IT UP

Season One finals. Fall is over and Christmas is here!! Be on the look out for new season this week!!

Wild Times at Animal Kingdom – MIX IT UP

Elyn and I had a wild time and a little bit of a wet time at Animal Kingdom last week!! Lol

Enjoy!!

Mother Hears Her Daughter’s Heartbeat Again – Random Video of the Week

Welcome back to my “Of the Week” blog series.  For this week’s random video I found a very heart warming and tear jerking story from Good Morning America

I have always been a supporter of organ donation and seeing stories like this make my passion even stronger.  This is a beautiful story that GMA covered about a mother who through the power of social media was able to hear her deceased daughter’s heartbeat again.

from faithit.com

Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time.  It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix.  Watch as Taylor’s mom listens to her daughter’s heart for the last time.

Link to Video

For more info on Taylor’s Gift and to learn more about organ donation visit TaylorsGift.org

Taylor Swift on SNL

I found this article this morning and I am so pumped about watching this. I love her and she is gonna be great!!!!

Check this out!!

Taylor Swift Spoofs Kanye West Incident

In’SNL’ Promo

‘Kanye West just called — he thinks BeyoncĂ© should host instead,’ Bill Hader says in the ad.

In case anyone was wondering if Taylor Swift is going to go there when she hosts “Saturday Night Live” this week, the answer is yes. The superstar isn’t afraid to poke some fun at Kanye West’s now-infamous VMA stage-crash.

In a promo shot Tuesday, the singer and “SNL” castmember Bill Hader put their spin on the encounter.

281x211Standing in a 30 Rock corridor, the promo opens with Hader on his cell phone while Swift says, “Hey, I’m Taylor Swift, and I’ll be the host and musical guest this week on ‘SNL.’ ” As she completes her line, Hader gets off the phone and tells the star who he was talking to. “Whoops, Kanye West just called. He thinks BeyoncĂ© should host instead,” he said. “Funny joke, right?”

Swift rolls her eyes and whispers to herself, “Wow.” Hader then awkwardly says, “Good times,” before walking off the set whispering to himself, “Hader.” The two share a laugh after they complete the sketch.

In an interview with MTV News before she went off to shoot the promo, she said nothing was off-limits this weekend. “I want to look nothing like myself,” she said. “I told all the writers, ‘Don’t count anything out.’ I want to go completely, 100 percent in. I don’t want to be halfway involved. Just because I have a lot of things to do as far as being musical guest and host doesn’t mean I don’t want to live up to my full hosting demands.”

Isn’t that great?? hahahahahahaha Can’t wait!!

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Today In Oz – October 14, 2009

Here is a new “Today In Oz”

Enjoy!!

Whip It – Starring Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, & Landon Pigg

Ok so I am pumped about this new movie that is coming out called “Whip It”  It stars three of my favorite people Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, and Landon Pigg.  I gotta say I am really pumped to see Landon Pigg in a movie because I’ve always listened to his music, but I’ve never seen him act before.  So it’s gonna be fun.  Can I also mention that the soundtrack to the movie is awesome as well.  Here is the trailer and then a review that I found today.

Enjoy!!!!

MOVIE REVIEW

‘Whip It’

The Drew Barrymore-directed, Ellen Page-starring story of a high school student who finds her groove in the roller derby world is a fun romp and an athletic drama with a heart.

By Betsy Sharkey FILM CRITIC >>>

October 2, 2009

When Drew Barrymore decides to call her movie “Whip It,” you might think you’re in for some kind of cage-fighting, girl-powered “Animal House.” And while you do get the fishnets, food fights, broken bones and bloody noses, there are many sly satisfactions to be found in Barrymore’s smartly done directing debut.

Essentially, the film is a chicks-on-skates/coming-of-age/sports-drama/comedy/feminist polemic set in the racy world of roller derby. If it sounds as if it would be easy to lose your footing in all of that, it is. And on occasion Barrymore does, and not just because the floors are slick.

But for the most part, the 34-year-old Barrymore, with much of her life spent in front of the camera and more than a few impressive producing credits already in the bank, proves steady on her feet, able to handle curves and straightaways with equal grace.

“Whip It” stars Ellen Page as Bliss, a teenager unhappily stuck in Bodeen, Texas, best known for a giant barbecue sandwich called the Squealer, served at the inglorious Oink Joint, where Bliss works. She’s got a take-no-prisoners, beauty pageant-obsessed mom in Marcia Gay Harden, an ex-football player dad (Daniel Stern, reminding us of his easy way with humor) who prefers the bench and a few beers in this woman’s world, and a best friend in Pash (Alia Shawkat), who’s planning an Ivy League escape from their soul-destroying small town.

An unfortunate blue-hair incident on the pageant circuit and a mother-daughter shopping trip to nearby Austin clue us in on the growing family friction that makes Bliss’ nickname — Blister — far more fitting. Expectations are such a burden in high school.

The story is set in the indie-punk derby renaissance that began in 2000 in Austin and is based on the semiautobiographical novel by Shauna Cross, who also wrote the screenplay. Bliss, in the middle of an identity crisis, stumbles upon two things she loves: the derby and an alternative rocker named Oliver (the very engaging singer-songwriter Landon Pigg). Both will cause her pain; one will seriously disappoint her.

Soon enough our young teen is torn between the grunge-infused roller derby of her dreams and the Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant of her mother’s. Luckily for Bliss, that derby playbook is jammed with life lessons, particularly for underdogs; in Bliss’ case, that would be the Hurl Scouts — think tough cookies in green uniforms that are cut very short and very tight; no former Brownies here.

What makes “Whip It” a blast is the action in the rink. What gives “Whip It” heart is the pathos, pain and mettle-testing elements that accompany any serious athletic competition. It doesn’t hurt that its diminutive star is surprisingly athletic and agile on the track. “I’m Canadian. I skate,” Page has said.

Page, whose turn as the preternaturally pragmatic pregnant teen looking for an adoptive couple in “Juno” earned her an Oscar nomination, once again plays teenage angst with an almost tactile nuance here. Watching her elbow her way through blockers, hip check competitors into the rails and jump fallen bodies at top speed makes it easy to believe that Bliss (and Page) is having the time of her life. (The cast went to roller-derby boot camp and handled most of its own skating and falling.)

That it’s virtually impossible for the apple-cheeked actress to look seriously threatening is something the film has some fun with — “Give us your look,” her teammates tease at one point after Bliss, skating as “Babe Ruthless,” becomes the season’s poster girl.

In fact, “fun” seems to be the film’s guiding principle. Barrymore allows herself on the rink now and then as a ditzy, schizzy skater named Smashley Simpson, who mainly falls spectacularly. Serial comics abound, including Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig. Juliette Lewis is terrific as Page’s scenery-chewing nemesis. Topping it off, there are real derby girls too — Kristen “Krissy Krash” Adolfi and Rachel “Iron Maiven” Piplica.

Make no mistake, this is no deep treatise on female athletes — rent “Million Dollar Baby” or “Personal Best” for that. Instead, Barrymore has chosen to go broad — packing “Whip It” with tough, sarcastic chicks willing to totally commit to Maggie Mayhem’s “be your own hero” mantra. They are, to put it bluntly, hell on wheels . . . exactly what happens when the skate fits.

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Today In Oz – September 24, 2009

In today’s episode we talked about all the amazing television that I experienced last night.  Although I don’t do the best job of explaining it all.  I wasn’t able to make my outline and read my cards the way I usually would so, that’s why it’s not the best haha – and I was driving lol – next week will be better :):)

But until then, enjoy :):)

Today In Oz – September 23, 2009

I decided I needed a new episode, so here we go!!!!  Enjoy!!

Today In Oz – July 8, 2009

Hey everybody, thanks for stopping by!!

This is the debut episode of my series “Today In Oz” It is a recreation of the old show “Caleb’s Topics” which was a VERY short-lived series on my old blog “Just A Ride”

Check it out and leave me some feedback!!

See ya later!!