Social Media Retrospective: My Top 5 Posts of 2012

1. TED Talks – Stroke of Insight and Open Sourcing a Cure for Brain Cancer

I loved watching TED Talks on my phone, tablet, and sometimes even my computer this year. I learned a lot about cognitive behavior, emotional design, life, the universe, and everything. Here are my top two that I keep going back to watch again:

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight is an amazing story told by a brilliant and inspirational Doctor:

Salvatore Iaconesi has brain cancer and he has open-sourced the cure:

 2. eCards – They are the new word shirt

Admit it, you laugh when these pop up…

3. Flashmobs on YouTube – Especially professionally orchestrated, Guinness book of World Records epic flashmobs like this one:

SOM Sabadell Flash Mob

4. Google+ – The best new social media outlet!!

I wrote a blog solely devoted to this fantastic new Social Media Outlet, I love it so much:

Circle me:

5. George Takei on Facebook – clearly, Sulu from Star Trek has embraced Social Media

Takei posts an average of three times every day and has over 3 Million followers. And I repost him on my Facebook account an average of twice per day… “Oh Myyyy”


This article was written by Eliece Hammond – Online Marketing Strategist at Dream Local Digital. Eliece is from the Pacific Northwest and has recently relocated to Silicon Valley with her new husband, Jim. Maine has a special draw for her and she is excited to work with the team and support local commerce. Eliece attended college at an early age in Illinois, earning a high school diploma and AA degree in Graphic Design in June of 1999. She later went on to complete a 4-year Business Administration degree from the University of Washington with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. Her focus has always been on entrepreneurship, with 14 years of experience developing business models and marketing plans. You can reach Eliece at or connect with her online at:

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