Grain Exchange becomes Brain Exchange! August 1, 2011

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Shareology went to one of the all time great parties this weekend!!  CoCoMSP opened its doors to friends and coworkers to celebrate the collaboration of Project Skyway and CoCo to open a new space for coworking and entrepreneurs in the renovated Grain Exchange in downtown Minneapolis.  Many of you have been at CoCoSt. Paul, located across the street from the St. Paul Depot, and soon to be connection on the Lite Rail Line.  Here’s a look at the repurposed Grain Exchange room in Minneapolis; the glory of it is how much remains of its great history:  (Spring and Winter Wheat:  Yeeesssss! note from former farmer.)

CoFounder Don Ball shows off the new/old space

Looks like superb working space for Shareology!!


cofounders Don and Kyle


Finally, the last shot is of decor in the elevators – those are grain elevators, folks!!
The fascinating thing about this space is the homage to the old and the creation of the new, including super organized white crisp furniture and the latest in connections to the interwebs.  All in all, great to see old friends and make new ones!  For more on the party, hit #pscocoparty on twitter, follow @CoCoMSP or go to     Finally, thanks so much to Don and Kyle for inviting me: I had a blast!!
Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

Social Media Breakfast MSP #38 Nonprofits plus WWII airplanes!! July 29, 2011

Not only was SMBMSP 38 a fountain of info on nonprofits and social media, it took place at Fleming Field at South St. Paul  near a hanger full of WWII planes!!!!

Some sights to behold:

Planes hangin' from the ceiling!!


Commemorative Air Force – Minnesota Wing

@stremcha @lindsi @Vruno


@SocialNicole keeps us on track!!

@Vruno @jjmillard
 And now for the hangar full of WWII planes and exhibits!
 More on the panelists and Social Media Breakfast MSP at
or follow #smbmsp on twitter for the tweet stream.
Kay Roseland  @KayLoire

Hacks & Hackers Twin Cities 2: Security ‘R Us! July 22, 2011

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Buoyed by the success of the 1st Hacks & Hackers Twin Cities, pri lead the group in a second event on Hacked! – Why You Should Care about Privacy in Social Media?  Opened by a panel of experts in the field, a lively discussion ensued in small groups, culminating in a final sharing of ideas!  No wonder Shareology loved it!!

The panel consisted of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree, attorney @KelcyPF,  Ron Schreiner, Pyramid Technologies,  Lukas Dickie @Gimigo  John T. Hoffoss, MnSCU, @jth, Jon Gordon of mpr @jongordon   and  moderator Michael Skoler of pri @MSkoler 

S0 what did it all look like? 

Every great event starts with yummy food and free beer!


Michelle welcomes Hacks, Hackers and Others

Follow the twitterstream at #hhtc or @HacksHackersTC
Kay Roseland     @KayLoire

FourSquare and your Home: Security ‘R Us???? June 16, 2011

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Shareology has been playing around with foursquare lately.  One of the big surprises has been the amount of residential addresses listed in the Minneapolis area.  At first Shareology was amazed to see a listing for other than a business or a restaurant or a retailer.   Next, her security and privacy concerns kicked in waving red flags.

Last night’s MIMA gathering offered a solution.  Speaker  @AsifRKhan on Location-Based Marketing talked about the home as a location for LBM in a larger context, plus offered a solution to my foursquare concerns.   He suggested that rather than set up a place for a home address, it would be safer to check into one’s neighborhood.  Ah, Neighborhood!!!

So there you have it parents.  Once you were off the hook if you put the computer in the living room and looked over your kids shoulders.  Now you better be sure your basement isn’t a foursquare location.  Informed sources tell me that foursquare will be deleting places like this from the site.  Wonder how many party houses Shareology can check into before that happens?

To follow the conversation from MIMA’s event on location-based marketing follow @mimatweet or @AsifRKhan

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


In Search of Minne June 7, 2011

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Shareology has fallen in love with Minne, the Lake Creature.  It began last summer with rumors of an addition to Lake of the Isles.  Shareology spotted Minne in real life later in the fall at Lake Nokomis.  What really drew Shareology to Minne was that Minne tweeted as @LakeCreature.  Further, Minne has a sweet, helpful online presence.  Thus when spring came and thoughts of Minnesotans moved to summer, Shareology had @KayLoire on the alert for signs of @LakeCreature.  As clues to Minne’s 2011 location began to appear, it struck Shareology that she knew exactly where Minne was.  (Okay, with a tad of assist from google maps…)

Yesterday, photographic evidence was found of Minne, tucked away on the western edge of Brownie Lake.  Photographic evidence was immediately sent via droid to twitter.  Below enjoy more shots of Minne in her return to Minneapolis this summer.  Ya know, the park folks coulda just started content zipping into the twitterverse:  “Come to the Parks!”  Boooooorrrrring!!!  Instead, with the creation of Minne, a legend is born!!!  Below is offered evidence of Minne in her June, 2011 home:

first 2011 sight of Minne, far off in the distance....

picture perfect on Brownie Lake

welcome back, Minne!!

Perhaps you’ll fall in love with Minne too….follow her on twitter at @LakeCreature or at
Kay Roseland  @KayLoire 

QR codes: They’re not just for retail anymore!!! May 20, 2011

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What’s a QR code?  It’s those square boxes that look like a crossword puzzle on steroids.  Been noticing QR (quick response) codes everywhere you go?   Shareology was on her way to MIMA this week when she spotted this apartment building sign:

So lately, besides in-store information, I’ve seen QR codes in magazines, newspapers, and my personal fav, on business cards.  I use Barcode Scanner and TagReader as QR code readers on my Droid X and am now decoding messages left and right.   I asked Lisa Foote (@FooteNotes) for her favorite QR code resources:

Interesting article on performance of a Boots QR campaign in UK:

Astounding 4,500% growth in QR code scanning, first quarter 2011:

Article citing these stats w/ additional quotes:

Hope that helps! I’m sure you saw the Pioneer Press article today on QR as well. happy blogging! – Lisa

Thanks, Lisa!!   Well, there it is!!  More than you could possibly want on QR codes!!!  Thanks to Lisa and Julio Ojeda-Zapata at the Pioneer Press for superb resources!! 

Where will YOU see your next QR code?

Update July 19, 2011:  USATODAY published a piece on QR codes today which spotted a QR Code on a tombstone in Seattle.  Yep, a tombstone.  Small, quite tasteful, and leading to pictures and a life story of the deceased. 

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


Master of Social Media May 11, 2011

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I passed!   Just got the word that after three days of classes and an exam, I am now a Master of Social Media.

After two years of LinkedIn, Twitter, Shareology, Facebook and, yes, three videos on YouTube, I am now certified. (Write you own caption….) 

Two years ago, I attended my first Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul and promptly declared myself a Social Media Enthusiast.  (Yes, it went on my business card.)  Gistr came calling and asked me to prepare and implement a social media strategy for their website.  (Never did get around to ordering cards with Social Media Strategist on them; it did, however, land on my Twitter profile.)  Two days after the exam results (a 95!!!) I ordered new cards with Master of Social Media on them.  Thus you can track my social media history in a progression of titles and business cards, and now classroom learning.

To learn more about this program, cosponsored by Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul and Dakota County Technical College, check out:

Kay Roseland    @KayLoire



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