Ongoing Hootsuite challenge

I have this Ongoing Hootsuite Challenge. Please check the notes and description associated with the attached photo. This has been an ongoing irritant for me with making full use of Hootsuite.


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8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge.

8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge Benefits the American Cancer Society


8th Annual Hope on the Slopes in Breckenridge Benefits the American Cancer Society. The 8th Annual Hope on the Slopes of Breckenridge on February 23, 2013 provides skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make their day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s #1 non-profit contributor of funds for cancer research. The 2013 event, hosted by the Breckenridge Ski Resort, strives to have 300 participants, raise $80,000 and continue to remember and honor those affected by cancer. The 2012 event in Breckenridge had over 260 participants, raised $74,000 and honored many survivors and loved ones touched by cancer.

While at the Hope on the Slopes, both teams and individuals will compete for fantastic prizes on two levels: dollars raised through fundraising and an Epic Mix Ski/Snowboarding Competition. Skiers and boarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to form teams to make every run count towards the fight against cancer. Participants registered online with Hope on the Slopes are eligible for discounted lift tickets and lodging. Deals on equipment rentals are available for participants through

The festivities include a weekend of exciting events in Breckenridge. There is a pre-party on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm at Earl’s Kitchen and Bar in Lone tree, with great specials and proceeds going to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. A post-party will be announced soon, and events are open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support a great cause to find a cure and fight back against cancer.

To get involved with the Hope on the Slopes event, please visit our website at or contact Charlene Piercy, Executive Director with Hope on the Slopes at or (253) 312-8669.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

For more information about Hope on the Slopes, call 970.453.5000 or visit or follow Breckenridge Ski Resort at or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

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Call for Speakers: State Of NOW 2013 / June 18-19 2013 in NYC

Now is the time to be considering your travel arrangements and plans to attend this conference.

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English: Jeff Pulver, at the Ontario 140Conf in Kitchener, Ontario 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Call for Speakers: State Of NOW 2013 / June 18-19 2013 in NYC
Today I am posting the “Call for Speakers” for our major annual conference, State of NOW (#140Conf) to be held on June 18-19, 2013 at the 92nd Y in New York City. For our 2013 event, the core focus will be on business.

So far this year friends have dealt with the Wildfires in Colorado, the US election, Hurricane Sandy, the crisis in Gaza and more. I suspect going into 2013, unexpected events and fundamental shifts in our society will continue to evolve, particularly as mobile communications continues to become even more mainstream.

In the backdrop of these events, social media continues to play an increasing role in how businesses are connecting, reaching out for help, expressing themselves, creating movements, and connecting with brands.

With today’s “Call for Speakers” I am looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to come forward and pitch me something relevant related to their business they would like to discuss from their respective industry sector. I am interested in people who have experienced the effects of the growth of social media in a specific sector and how they feel their future will impacted as these technologies continue to evolve.

Our 2013 event will be taking a look at the continued long term effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business, and systemic changes the worldwide adoption of social media is having on a wide variety of industries and markets.

So please, think about how YOU could contribute to the dialog, and who you may know who would be interested in being part of this event.

If you are interested in speaking at the State of NOW 2013, please visit:

The deadline for speaking proposals is: Friday, January 25, 2013.

For information about sponsoring and exhibiting, please free free to contact me.

Happy Holidays and Hugs,


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Update – Hootsuite Problem.

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This ongoing issue with Hootsuite has been resolved with my renewed access to the Apple App Store.

Now that I can access the App Store I’ve downloaded Tweetdeck.

With Tweetdeck now being a part of the Twitter Family the UI and its presentation has changed since I’ve last used it regularly. The best part of the change to Tweetdeck, it now I don’t have to do all the update work that I had to do while using Hootsuite.

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Hootsuite Problem.

My name is Paul and I have a problem with Hootsuite. There, I said it and its now out in public for all to see.

I’ve been on Twitter since April of 2007 and I’ve seen Twitter grow and evolve. I’ve grown and begun to make use of the social media tool in more useful and purposeful ways as well. Now nearing six years on the site, I’ll assert that twitter is looking tired and past its prime.

I also note that while over the past nearly six years, there have been great advances in how we interact with Twitter and social media generally. Tools like the twitter dashboards of Seesmic and Tweetdeck are tools I’ve used previously.

I see many of my friends using Hootsuite, and they rave and seem to be very pleased with the features and benefits it has to offer. As I stated initially, I’ve got a problem with the Hootsuite dashboard and have had from day one.

Hootsuite Problem

Across the top of the screen shot you’ll notice the yellow boxes. These tell me how many unread messages I have in each of the associated columns. Then there are the grey sawtooth boxes across the page at various intervals as well. These tell me nothing. They appear to me to indicate that Hootsuite has an internal problem with the associate list feed.

I don’t understand why Hootsuite doesn’t automatically update each of my lists that I have on the display. I seem to remember that both Seesmic and Tweetdeck were able to accomplish this with no problem. I also don’t remember seeing the sawtooth type boxes in any of the Twitter dashboards, desktop or mobile.

I’ve done some searching to find an answer to these perplexing questions and I’ve come up empty. That being said, I also note that there has been a lack of progress and innovation for the next evolution of Twitter and its related tools. Is anyone working on bold, innovative steps for Social Media, Twitter or its related social media siblings?

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More Hootsuite Annoyance

Hootsuite Annoyance 1.1

I really wish that Hootsuite would allow me to rid my screen of the yellow bar messages on the number of messages as well as the numeric red dots.More Hootsuite Annoyance

Why is Hootsuite unable to allow users to have their stream column’s automatically show the most current tweets at the top of each and every column?

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Useless pop-ups.

Information Free pop-ups.

Tweetdeck is updating what, and why won’t they tell me?

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It’s a Monday

It's Monday!

It’s a Monday and Seesmic is acting up.

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Twitter Desktop Client Failure

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The failure to load the Facebook Newsfeed has been going on for a week now. #FAIL

Time to look for another twitter client?

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An old friend stopped by for a visit.

Fail Whale

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