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My fifteen minutes start…. now.

December 10, 2009

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I am honored to be the subject of a profile at Voices of the Past, a website “to help inspire the advancement of heritage values in our society using today’s online communications tools known as social media.”  

The site highlights wonderful people doing innovative things using social media to engage the public in history and place.  

There’s teenager Dave Moyer, whose experience creating a podcast for Historic Denver  led to founding his digital media company, Bitwire Media, working with Laura Bush on the Preserve America initiative, and co-chairing conferences promoting youth activism in historic preservation.

There’s Michael Phillips, founder of iGuidez, a heritage website dedicated to encouraging netizens (like you!)  to use video to capture and communicate a sense of place.

And now there’s me!

You’ll find lots of other fascinating profiles plus tips for using web 2.0,  netcasts, links to heritage news roundups, and lots, lots more.  Have a browse at Voices of the Past.

Let me know what you think.  

After all, that’s why we’re here using social media — to exchange, communicate and build community!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2009 1:22 pm

    Congratulations!!! A well-deserved and timely honor! I’m on my feet cheering!

    • Sabra Smith permalink*
      December 11, 2009 3:12 pm

      Well, then I’ll doff my hat with a flourish. Thanks for your support, from the very beginning, and for contributing content!

  2. Jennifer permalink
    December 11, 2009 2:28 pm

    Just saw your blog and think its great! And I love the picture of you on the roof – I remember it well!

    • Sabra Smith permalink*
      December 11, 2009 3:05 pm

      It was the only “action shot” I could come up with. (And you’ll note that I’ve posted one of the Lazaretto mantelpieces for my “Foto Friday.” Such divine decay.)

      Good to see you again, even if only virtually!

      • Jennifer permalink
        December 16, 2009 2:38 pm

        I thought that fireplace was from there! That place was amazing!

      • Sabra Smith permalink*
        December 16, 2009 3:13 pm

        It was astounding. I was looking at Becky’s thesis not long ago to check out some of the images of the outbuildings (I had not seen the interior of the “stable”) and also had a look at the research David Barnes at UPenn has been doing.

        The latest is that the consultants have recommended office space as the best use for this nationally-significant historic site. That just doesn’t seem right. But until some energy goes into promoting the Lazaretto (on a national basis) it won’t see a much more inspiring fate than that. That entire waterfront area, including the yacht clubs and the Printzhof, could do with a bold master plan. It could be a true destination for people from all over the world.

      • Jennifer permalink
        December 16, 2009 4:00 pm

        I agree! Tinicum could definitely use the money and office space just doesnt fit with that location… If they enhance the waterfront and create nice meeting spaces they could hold all kinds of events and weddings there with tours and “museum” space open during the day!

  3. December 17, 2009 8:56 am

    Great interview. And I received the latest CRM magazine with your article in it – you are everywhere. Way to go!

    • Sabra Smith permalink*
      December 17, 2009 9:57 am

      Thanks, Kaitlin! (Haven’t seen CRM yet – maybe my copy will arrive today.) (And it did!)

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