Shameless Self-Promotion, and Yeah! SoSauce!

11 09 2009

I’ve raved before about SoSauce, the very fun, very cool travel hub for “travel geeks” like myself.  I’m now very proud to say I’m an official travel geek! The lovely folks at SoSauce have asked be to be a regular “featured writer” on SoSauce, so the stilettos and I will be sharing our adventures with more travel geeks through my journal entries on SoSauce.

This is hugely exciting not only because I get to be even more a part of a fantabulous organization, but because it’s a great place to swap adventures, and because all the wonderful tools on SoSauce allow me a forum to keep everything in one place. I can showcase all my favorite photos, mark my footprints around the world and even break up my journals into different themes. So far I’ve got New York adventures and more shoe stuff (with the female angle of course), but I’m planning on branching out, even from that.

Even more exciting (for me) is this fun little introduction the lovely Alisha over at SoSauce wrote (the stilettos are so happy they’re blushing). I’m honored to rank with such amazing travel geeks!

Social Media for Social Change

24 08 2009

Mark your calendars folks. My friends at Sosauce just alerted me that on Tuesday, September1, they will be co-sponsoring and taking part in the New Media & Youth Action Conference next month. The conference will bring young people together for a free all-day community youth forum discussing important issues from health to cultural diplomacy. The goal is to give young people an open platform to discuss and learn about how they can get involved in and better their worlds. Sosauce co-founder Sean Pfitzenmaier will join other media and non-profit players, including Angela Atchison of E+Co and Richard Graves of Fired Up Media to speak to and empower young people.

The focus here is in my opinion a brilliant one: teach young people how to use social media networks like Sosauce to effect change in their worlds. If there is one thing I learned in my days as a tutor at the Harlem Children’s Zone, it’s that young people are addicted to social media. Though this was the bane of my existence when it kept them from focusing on the learning we needed to accomplish, if that obsession could be harnessed in a productive way, I think we are headed for a much better world. Thanks, Sosauce, and everyone else who is working to make that possible.

The conference takes place on Tuesday, September 1 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Interchurch Center in Morningside Heights (475 Riverside Dr # 530). For more information about the New Media & Youth Action Conference, please check out the official site, or if you’re a social networking addict, visit New Media & Youth Action on Sosauce or on Facebook.