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Episode 18: Social Media

February 12, 2011

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On Sunday we talked Social Media. Twitter, Facebook. Lines were drawn, positions taken. In the end, though, consensus was reached. These are tools that can be incredibly useful to expand one’s involvement in the running community but different people to approach them in different ways.

Our moment of zen was a sad, cautionary one, concerning one of Joe’s friends who tore stuff up last week during a run when he landed on, and who begins (but does not end) his discussion of it on his StalkingThePodium blog. This brought to light the recent Running Times article by before-she-was-famous Julie on various ways to train when you can’t be running.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2011 7:40 pm

    Good show. I am on both Twitter and Facebook. As you all know I often tweet about how my Jewish observance affects all aspects of my life including running. Twitter has allowed me to connect with many other Observant athletes that face the same challenges that I do. I don’t think I don’t think I would have been to find these folks had I not been on Twitter.

    Just to share a story about a friendship cultivated through social media. Thanks to our blogs, TK and I met at Nike Speed at Paragon. Since then we’ve become great friends to the extent that she hosted me and family for the weekend before last year’s Poconos Marathon.

  2. February 14, 2011 9:56 pm

    Ari, yes. Online networks made us friends in reality! I am so grateful for all the friendships I have in running that have transcended cyberspace to exist in actual space and time. Twitter rocks.

  3. February 15, 2011 5:15 pm

    I was on TK’s side during the whole twitter discussion. It’s so cool just to post “hey, we’re doing a lunch run on Wednesday, meet at X” and see who shows up.

    Crowd sourcing is really effective on twitter. I found a great PT to do my gait analysis via twitter.

    also I had some trouble with my Comcast bill. I called with no resolution. I post a tweet saying “Screw@comcast,…”. I get a reply in minutes and a call the same day.

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