"We announced 40 Social Media Mavericks to follow in the March/April 2014 Family Tree Magazine, in Lisa Louise Cooke's article Social Media Mavericks (available online at http://familytreemagazine.com/
Genea-Musings was noted in the Blogging category, along with 8 others. There were many other geneabloggers named in the Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest categories.
The article had this to say about me:
"Randy Seaver reliably serves up tips, techniques and news, as well as commentary on his own research. And nobody does software evaluation better, so if you’re trying to choose a genealogy database or want to use the one you have more effectively, this is the blog for you."
I thought that the list should have included Google+ posters and Hangouts, and a number of active and notable genealogy bloggers/social media mavens were not included.
For example, I think that DearMYRTLE deserved to be included, perhaps on the YouTube list. She is one of the persons very active on Google+ and Facebook, and has been doing weekly "Mondays With Myrt" Hangout On Air that are archived on YouTube. In addition, she has done one series of "Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group" Hangouts On Air and just started a second series. This "Hangout On Air" medium is one of the few "active collaboration/discussion" forums available for researchers in video format that I think can be very useful for genealogical research.
I also have other social media outlets which I mainly use to highlight my blog posts and genealogy issues, including:
* Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/Geneaholic
* Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/rjseaver or @rjseaver
* Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandySeaver/posts
* Genea-Musings blog: www.geneamusings.com
* Geneaholic blog: www.geneaholic.com
* Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog: http://cvgencafe.blogspot.com
* My Flipboard Magazines: https://flipboard.com/profile/Geneaholic
* My Rebel Mouse page: https://www.rebelmouse.com/rjseaver/
Congratulations to all of the other social media mavericks that are listed - I think that I follow almost all of them already!
My thanks to Lisa Louise Cooke and Family Tree Magazine for the honor of being named a Social Media Maverick. i'm in good company! My daughters would be surprised at this...
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