30 days away from you guys was tough, but I did OK. I know there’s a hole in your heart from missing my rambling therapy experiment, but fear not fair reader, I’m back.
For reasons I can’t discuss I left the content of this site unchanged for 30 days, at my own request.
Now I can get back to venting, wishing, dreaming and sharing.
Speaking of sharing, those of you who subscribe to Fire Engineering Magazine should keep an eye out for your August 2014 issue which should contain an article about the way to enforce rules and regulations when it comes to sharing media.
“What the frack is sharing media?” you ask?
Sharing Media refers to the ever growing methods and, more importantly reasons, for sharing traditional (photo, paper, magazine, TV) and electronic (facebook, tweet, instagram, video) media. Social media seems to focus on the facebook and the twitter and the instagram, which all require a set audience or group of friends. I use Sharing Media to refer to any and all instances where an idea, sentence, paper, image, concept or anything else is shared with another in any format. This covers internet sites, phone apps, newspaper and magazine articles, even the cork board at the local coffee shop. The reason for this new definition is not only to expand the definition of media out of the pixels you see here but remind folks that it is the reason to share, not the method, that we should focus on.
In other words, focus on WHY, not HOW.
Most Fire Departments have rules covering the HOW that already cover the non pixelated methods of being foolish. Simply expand that already existing net and, -boom-
You don’t need a social media policy. You already have a Sharing Media Policy. Use it.
More on that topic, why WHY is so important and what you as a line firefighter, emt, manager, company or chief officer can do TODAY to get out of the digital swamp of social media restriction in the upcoming (I’ve been told) issue.
As always I welcome you feedback on that and any other ramblings you find on these pixels, in other articles, forums or sites, in the interwebs or magazines. I stand behind all my shared media and always consider the WHY before I share. There’s a lot I want to share but have chosen not to.
Thanks for coming back and keep coming back as lots of product reviews are in the works including the flashlight I wish they sent me 2 of and a pair of boots without laces. No, they’re not the Nikes from Back to the Future.
Above all be safe!