Good afternoon and welcome back to another episode of Within the Trenches. This episode brings us closer to the end of my time at Indiana’s NENA conference. My time there was inspiring, educational and I can’t wait for next year. The stories covered have been amazing and today’s episode is right up there with the best of them.
In this episode I had the chance to speak to Kimberly, a dispatcher/CTO with Jennings County 9-1-1, John, director with Jefferson County 9-1-1 and Nicole, Assistant Director with Montgomery County Communications Center. We reflected on the beginning of their careers along with some hard calls and advice/techniques on how to deal with them.
This is an episode you don’t want to miss! As always you can email the show at email@example.com.
Episode topics –
- How each guest started in 9-1-1
- Training techniques
- Dealing with hard calls
- The importance of attending a NENA conference
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Hello folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday! There have been a lot of new sites popping up lately but none have had such a following like today’s featured site. Everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ but what about something that’s a bit more Pinteresting? Instead of seeing what everyone is doing and what lame games they are playing let’s learn something new or discover new Pinterests. How about some costume ideas, new recipes, DIY’s (do it yourself), crafts, clothing, destinations, and really anything you can think of. So what site am I rambling about? If you haven’t caught on by now this post is meant to highlight Pinterest, the hot new site on the block and it’s addicting! Oh, what’s that? You haven’t heard of Pinterest yet? Well, this is your lucky day because Jabber Log is going to show you what it’s all about and give you a crash course on how to use it.
So what is Pinterest? Well, it’s a site within the social media universe that allows its users to pin their interests and share them with others. Seems easy enough right? Well along with this comes much more. First off, the site is “invite-only”. I’m not sure how long this will last but there are two ways you can get an invite. You can request an invite from the site or if you have a friend already on Pinterest they can send you one so you can take part in the pinning fun. Once you have your invite you can sign in with either an email and password or either Facebook or Twitter. It’s just that simple. Afterward you can build your profile and start pinning. Wait…what’s pinning? Well, pinning is just part of what you can do in Pinterest. You can also re-pin, like, comment, follow, and mention others.
Now, I was going to explain everything here but it may sound confusing so instead I have provided a video. I will explain the main stuff and once you view my crash course you will be pinning like a pro!
So there you have it folks! Make sure to check out Pinterest and if you would like an invite make sure to comment that you would and supply your email address. I will promptly send you an invite. Have fun and look out social networks, Pinterest is in the mix and going strong!
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Hello folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! Many things have been going on within the social media world. Facebook has gone public with their IPO (Initial Public Offering) within the stock market, and bought the popular photo sharing app, Instagram. Facebook has done a lot for the social media community, however, they fell flat on their first day of trading. Facebook’s stock continues to drop but they still have a lot to work with. According to Mashable.com, “Facebook has released an iOS app that looks and functions almost identically to Instagram’s.” Interesting isn’t it? Instagram has been doing phenomenal since it hit Apple’s App Store, but almost two month’s ago, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion dollars. So what does that mean for one of the top photo sharing apps? Well, that means that Facebook is now allowed to duplicate the app without being sued. The app is called, Facebook Camera and so far it’s only for iOS and is almost identical to Instagram but with a Facebook feel to it.
“Like Instagram, your friends’ latest photos are displayed in a single scrolling feed. You can also now simultaneously upload multiple photos to Facebook; Facebook’s main app only allows you to upload photos one at a time. And like Instagram, the app allows you to crop, rotate and apply filters to your photos,” says Mashable.com. Using the app myself, I can see how others see it as more efficient. Facebook has so many features within it’s main site, that it’s only logical for them to break up their services into separate apps. So what does this mean for Instagram? Will this app continue to thrive or will Facebook slowly do away with it? It will all depend on how it’s embraced by Facebook’s users. I have not seen the ability to share an image on Facebook Camera with Twitter or Tumblr like Instagram. If they happen to add more ways to share with competing social networks then I smell the death of Instagram. It’ll be a sad day when and if that happens but for those who would like to try out Facebook Camera on iOS, you can click here. It is unknown when it will come out for Android but I’m sure it’s not too far away. Have a good one folks, photo share it up, and thanks for reading. Cheers!Post Views: 12
There comes a time when one realizes the power of music. Our lives revolve around it. Music can tug at our emotional strings, influence how we feel, and pinpoint a specific memory from our past. I for one can recall a memory with a song and explain in detail what was going on just by hearing that one song. It’s interesting how we can do this. We relate our memories and experiences in life with music. To me it’s rather therapeutic.
Life continues to change. Change can include new musical types that are added to our evolving musical taste. Recently I have added more and more Country music to my ever-evolving musical palette. I have begun to relate moments in my life to the likes of Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, and Maddie Larkin. The third artist is an up and coming Country singer/song writer that I had the privilege to listen to. She recently released her debut album, “Letters From My Cold Heart” and I’m impressed. From the sound of Maddie’s voice, to her lyrics, and the entire band behind her, I was impressed.
What struck a chord with me the most was how much I was able to relate to her. My love for writing comes from my life experiences and those around me. For Maddie Larkin though, her gift for writing was first revealed in a life-changing event. In her own words,
“My gift of writing was revealed at age twelve after a devastating back injury ended my hopes of being an elite gymnast. In order to express the pain I was experiencing and the frustration of not being heard, I began pouring myself into writing lyrics.”
It’s interesting how it takes a life altering experience like this to find out what we are made of and what our calling is. I believe we can all relate with Maddie as we think back to a time where instead of giving up, we fought back and won. Driven to succeed, Maddie taught herself to play the piano, guitar, and ukulele. Her passion for music and lyrics is easily heard throughout her music. From the anthem of “Give It Up” to the ballad of “Summer Star”, “Letters From My Cold Heart” is a musical success that anyone can relate to and reflect. The combination of life and music is where we can compare to Maddie Larkin. Where we have many gifts in life, Maddie’s gift is music.
“I discovered what I am called to do. Music is me.”
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