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Blerd Chat Questions 10-16-2014: The Free Exchange Of Ideas

@DawnMGibson hosts Blerd Chat each Thursday night at 8PM EDT. 

Intro

#Blerds, greetings from deep inside of tweetdeck. I’m your #BlerdChat founder & host. 

Format

#Blerds, please, indicate question you’re responding to & add #BlerdChat to the body of each tweet Q1: is answered A1:

#Blerds, please include “MT” to any modified, copy-paste, or derivative tweets. #BlerdChat

#Blerds, please take a moment to subscribe to our organizing list:https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/lists/blerdchat

The #BlerdChat page is great place to share post & catch past Qs. https://www.facebook.com/BlerdChat #Blerds

Topic

, tonight’s  topic is the chilling effect of  surveillance: 

Gathering

Q1: #Blerds, how’s your week going? Anything new & exciting? #BlerdChat

Q2: #Blerds, what tech are you enjoying these days? #BlerdChat

Q3: #Blerds, where are you finding the best info on #Ebola & other health topics this week? #BlerdChat

Primary Questions

Q4: , please tweet the top 3 to 5 words that you associate with sharing ideas via web?

Q5: #Blerds, what’s the best/worst thing about exchanging ideas via web? #BlerdChat 

NSA:

Q6: , what are your current primary security/privacy concerns about the web?  

Q7: , please rate your level of concern about Government surveillance. Is it not an issue, mild concern, serious issue. 

Non-State Actors:

The recent hack &of celebrity celebrity photos show that  aren’t only ones digging into your business.  

Q8: , do for-profit companies, hackers,or other gotcha types pose the same threat to privacy &free exchange as the government? 

Q9: , does  use of  contractors pose any special issues? Better/worse than official spies? 

Q10 : , will this level of surveillance change free exchange of ideas not at all, somewhat, very much, or completely? 

Q11: , do you feel that people are self-sensoring since the  & photo leaks? If so, how? 

Q12: , what are the consequences of demise of  & other secure communications platforms?

Q13: , are you feeling  as definition of where we find ourselves with  

Q14: #Blerds, what can/should be done to protect privacy & the free echange of ideas? #BlerdChat 

Q15: #Blerds, do you see a future for “cleaners” and a right to be forgotten on/by the web? #BlerdChat 

Spoonie Chat Questions 10-15-2014: Spoonie Life

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@dawnmgibson hosts #SpoonieChat each Wednesday Night at from 8-10PM EDT, on twitter. People dealing with any invisible disability or illness are invited to join in.

Tonight’s prep post: link

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, please help build our #SpoonieChat public page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spoonie-Chat-With-Dawn-M-Gibson/289062251246853

Format

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Please add MT to any modified tweets &RT to copy-paste retweets. It’s important that the first author gets credit. 

Topic

Tonight’s #SpoonieChat is back to basics with the #Spoonie Life: http://gibsoncurrie.tumblr.com/post/52751873604/spoonie-chat-6-24-2014-life-as-we-know-it-3-26-2014 

#SpoonieChat: I’m also taking suggestions for new topics for the rest of this year. #Spoonie

Gathering

Q1: #Spoonie, how have you been feeling since our last #SpoonieChat? Would you say about the same, better, or worse? #InvisibleIllness

Q2: #Spoonie, how is it going around the house? #SpoonieChat

Q3: #Spoonie, what’s going well? Any good surprises? #SpoonieChat

Main Questions

Your own journey:

Q4: #Spoonie, what are the top 3 to 5 words you associate with your #InvisibleIIllness experience?#SpoonieChat

Q5: , what does it mean to accept your illness? 
Where are you at with acceptance? 

Q6: #Spoonie, what has changed for you most since your illness happened or progressed? #SpoonieChat 

Q7: , what work do you do? Yes, making a home counts. 
What role does illness play in how you work? 

Social situations:

Q8: #Spoonie, what impact has illness had on your social life? #SpoonieChat 

Q9: #Spoonie, what do you wish your friends and family understood about your experiences? #SpoonieChat 

Spoonie hacks:

Q10: #Spoonie, what gadgets, devices, or techniques help you out? #SpoonieChat

Q11: #Spoonie, what’s your favorite personal care hack or hint? #SpoonieChat 

Q12: #Spoonie, what else have you learned to pass on to fellow #Spoonies?

Q13: If you could have just one #SpoonieChat class what would it be about? 

Affirmation

Q14: What’s feeding, inspiring, or giving you joy? #SpoonieChat

Blerd Chat 10-9-2014: Scary Stuff

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@DawnMGibson hosts Blerd Chat each Thursday night at 8PM EDT. 

Intro

#Blerds, greetings from deep inside of tweetdeck. I’m your #BlerdChat founder & host. 

Topic

Tonight’s #BlerdChat topic is #Halloween &Other ScaryThings http://gibsoncurrie.tumblr.com/post/65631799334/blerd-chat-10-31-2013-halloween-other-scary-things

Format

#Blerds, please, indicate question you’re responding to & add #BlerdChat to body of each tweet Q1: is answered A1:

#Blerds, please include “MT” to any modified, pasted, or derivative tweets. #BlerdChat

#Blerds, please take a moment to subscribe to our organizing list:https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/lists/blerdchat

#Blerds, #BlerdChat is keen to book sponsors and guests. Please let me know if you’re interested or have ideas.

Gathering

Q1: #Blerds, how’s your week going? Anything new & exciting? #BlerdChat

Q2: #Blerds, what tech are you enjoying these days? #BlerdChat

Q3: #Blerds, what was the #Blerd-iest thing you’ve done this week? #BlerdChat

Primary Questions

Q4: #Blerds, Please tweet the top 3 to 5 words that you associate with #Halloween. #BlerdChat 

Q5: #Blerds, what does a #Blerd #Halloween look like to you? #BlerdChat

Q6: #Blerds, do you like “scary” entertainment? Why or why not? #BlerdChat

Q7: #Blerds, what’s the scariest story you’ve heard or movie you’ve watched? #BlerdChat

Q8: #Blerds, in your opinion, why are monsters like vampires, zombies, and werewolves having such a moment?#BlerdChat 

Q9: #Blerds, what’s just too scary? Why? #BlerdChat 

Q10: #Blerds, is the truth or fiction scariest? Why? #BlerdChat

Q11 #Blerds, what’s stronger a zombie, vampire, werewolf, or shifter? Why? #BlerdChat 

Affirmation

Q12: #Blerds, what have you done for your health this week? #BlerdChat 

Q13: #Blerds, what cooking/ #food shows & sites are you feeling these days? #BlerdChat #Diversity

Q14: #Blerds, please share some links for your preferred future #BlerdChat topics.

 

Spoonie Chat Questions 10-8-2014: Spoonie Safety

#SpoonieChat is hosted each Wednesday Night from 8-10PM EDT, by @DawnMGibson.

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, please help build our #SpoonieChat public page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spoonie-Chat-With-Dawn-M-Gibson/289062251246853

Format

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Please add MT to any modified tweets &RT to copy-paste retweets. It’s important that the first author gets credit. 

Topic

This week, #SpoonieChat’s about #Spoonie Safety 101, 9-11PM ET. http://tmblr.co/ZJjUSu17w2vfA #Health

Gathering

Q1: #Spoonie, how have you been feeling since our last #SpoonieChat? Would you say about the same, better, or worse? #InvisibleIllness

Q2: #Spoonie, how is it going around the house? #SpoonieChat

Q3: #Spoonie, what’s going well? Any good surprises? #SpoonieChat

Main Questions 

Q4: #Spoonie, what top 3 words do you associate with your understanding of your illness? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q5: #Spoonie, please rate (1-10) your comfort level with general knowledge of your illness in medicine & public. #SpoonieChat 

Q6: #Spoonie, have you & clinician established a danger zone when you need to call in or go to the ER? #SpoonieChat 

Q7: #Spoonie, what are your top 3 ways to keep up with research on your illness? #SpoonieChat 

Q8: #Spoonie, do you have a medical advocate to help in a crisis? #SpoonieChat

Q9: #Spoonie, how well do you understand your treatments & meds, not well, somewhat, or well? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q10: #Spoonie, do you know what medications, supplements, foods, or situations to avoid? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q11: #Spoonie, how will your illness/treatment interact with flu shots or other #vax?  #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q12: #Spoonie, do you need to be extra careful re:avoiding infections like the flu? Have you informed those around you? #SpoonieChat 

Q13: #Spoonie, are you aware of how your illness might impact your mobility or contribute to falls? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

#SpoonieChat, here are some #FallPrevention tips: http://www.mayoclinic.org/fall-prevention/ART-20047358

Affirmation

Q14:#Spoonie, what’s one thing about you that has nothing to do with your #ChronicIllness? #SpoonieChat 

Q15: #SpoonieChat,  please join me in tweeting(about yourself) #ThreeGoodThingsAboutMe! 

Spoonie Chat 10-1-2014: The 10 Holiday Suggestions

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#SpoonieChat is hosted each Wednesday Night from 8-10PM EDT, by @DawnMGibson.

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, please help build our #SpoonieChat public page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spoonie-Chat-With-Dawn-M-Gibson/289062251246853

Topic

Good Evening & welcome to ! Our topic is:  10 Holiday Suggestions   

Format

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  in tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Add MT to ALL modified tweets & RT to pasted retweets is essential to make sure the tweet’s author is credited.

Gathering

Q1: , how have you been feeling since our last ? Would you say about the same, better, or worse? 

Q2: #Spoonie, how is it going around the house? #SpoonieChat

Q3: , what’s going well? Any good surprises? 

Primary Questions

Q4: , what are the top 3 to 5 words you associate with  & 

Q5: , what do you look forward to most about the 

Q6: #Spoonie, what do you most dread about the holidays? #SpoonieChat

Q7: , are you open to rethinking your expectations around holidays? Why/why not?

Issues 

Q8: , what are your top 3 holiday concerns? 

Q9: #Spoonie, do you find yourself looking back on “better” holidays in the past? #SpoonieChat 

Q10: , is it possible that things are never “the way they used to be,” with  and everything else?

Ideas 

Q9: , what’s your best holiday tip?  

Q10: , what dish do you like to take along to events? 

Q11: , what helps you stay comfortable at holiday gatherings? 

Q12: , have you considered using a “wingman” or “talking points” to cope with social stress? 

Q13: , what are some things to you like to do for yourself during the holidays? 

Affirmation

Q14: #SpoonieChat,  please join me in tweeting (about yourself) #ThreeGoodThingsAboutMe! 

Q15: #Spoonie, where are you finding joy and inspiration these days? #SpoonieChat

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Blerd Chat Questions 9-25-2014: Twitter

@DawnMGibson hosts Blerd Chat each Thursday night at 8PM EST. 

Intro

Good Evening, and welcome to #BlerdChat! Our topic tonight is The Value of Twitter http://tmblr.co/ZJjUSumARKXV 

#Blerds, greetings from the home of the #Detroit #Tigers. I’m your #BlerdChat host & moderator.

#Blerds, please include “MT” to any modified or derivative tweets. #BlerdChat

#Blerds, please, indicate question you’re responding to & add #BlerdChat to body of each tweet Q1: is answered A1:

#Blerds, this format keeps things organized & helps other members follow along. #BlerdChat

#Blerds, please take a moment to subscribe to our organizing list:https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/lists/blerdchat

#Blerds, #BlerdChat is keen to book sponsors and guests. Please let me know if you’re interested or have ideas.

#BlerdChat, please be ready to drop the hammer on any spammers hitting this chat. Report spam early, report it often. NO MERCY.

Anything from TeamFollowback or other non topical posts should be read & tagged as #Spam. #BlerdChat

Gathering

Q1: #Blerds, how’s your week going? Anything new & exciting? #BlerdChat

Q2: #Blerds, what tech are you enjoying these days? #BlerdChat

Q3: #Blerds, what was the #Blerd-iest thing you’ve done this week? #BlerdChat

Primary Questions

Q4: #Blerds, how/when learn about Twitter? What was your first impression? #BlerdChat

Q5: #Blerds, what motivated you to join #Twitter? #BlerdChat

Q6: #Blerds, How long have you been on #Twitter? Ever left & come back? #BlerdChat

Q7: #Blerds, what do people on the outside get wrong about Twitter? #BlerdChat

Q8: #Blerds, please tweet the top 3 to 5 words that you associate with #Twitter? #BlerdChat

Q9: #Blerds, does your primary purpose for using Twitter differ from motivation for using other forms of #SocialMedia? How? #BlerdChat

Q10: #Blerds, how much of a role does twitter play in your life: minor, moderate, or major? #BlerdChat

Q11: #Blerds, how often are you on Twitter: weekly, daily, several times per day, or most of the day? #BlerdChat

Q12: #Blerds, what do you use twitter to find? #BlerdChat

Q13: #Blerds, do you access Twitter most via PC, phone, tablet, or some other format? #BlerdChat

Q14: #Blerds, What are your favorite hashtags? #BlerdChat

Q15: #Blerds, how does/could #Twitter fit into #AfroFuturism? #BlerdChat

Spoonie Chat Questions 9-24-2014: Simplify

#SpoonieChat is hosted each Wednesday Night from 8-10PM EDT, by @DawnMGibson.

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, please help build our #SpoonieChat public page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spoonie-Chat-With-Dawn-M-Gibson/289062251246853

Format

Our  topic is:Important Thingsto Simplify Life 

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  in tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Add MT to ALL modified tweets & RT to pasted retweets is essential to make sure the tweet’s author is credited.

Gathering

Q1: #Spoonie, how is your week going? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q2: #Spoonie, any developments since our last #SpoonieChat?

Q3: #Spoonie, how is it going around the house? #SpoonieChat

It’s time to look @ structural factors in our lives that influence wellness. #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, our lives are composed of our commitments, relationships, and the environment we live in. #SpoonieChat 

#Spoonie, everything comes with a cost, risk, and reward. People with low energy must be more selective spending energy. #SpoonieChat 

#Spoonie, from time to time we should check in with what we’re doing and how it works FOR US. #SpoonieChat

Primary Questions

Support

Q4: #Spoonie, who/what things are really supporting your wellness? #SpoonieChat

Q5: #Spoonie, who/what thingsare taking away from your wellness?#SpoonieChat 

#Spoonie, consider what possessions are actually serving you and what might be just taking up space/energy. #SpoonieChat

Q6: #Spoonie, does caring for certain possessions weigh you down/suck away time/energy away? #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, it’s always time to take stock of how you’re actually &want to be spending your time. #SpoonieChat

Q7: #Spoonie, how are you doing with commitments: okay, not sure, not well, or poorly? #SpoonieChat

Q8: #Spoonie, are unhelpful or negative thoughts/people hampering your progress or wellness? #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, we know #ChronicIllness doesn’t care about what plans we make, but we need to hold onto a life for ourselves. #SpoonieChat 

#Spoonie, structure around our time & priorities can help to get things done.  #SpoonieChat 

Q9:#Spoonie, what specific areas of your day seem to really go wrong? #SpoonieChat

Q10: #Spoonie, what types of daily routines help to shape your day? #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, some people find wake-up & bedtime #checklists helpful in getting their important stuff done. #SpoonieChat

Q11: #Spoonie, what’s one area of your life that you might like to change in 2014/2015? #SpoonieChat

Q12: #Spoonie, do you have any questions/ideas for me or the group? #SpoonieChat

Affirmation

Q13: #SpoonieChat,  please join me in tweeting (about yourself) #ThreeGoodThingsAboutMe! 

Q14: #Spoonie, where are you finding joy and inspiration these days? #SpoonieChat

 

Blerd Chat Questions 9-18-2014: TransHumanism or H+

These questions are live on our Facebook page

RT @DawnMGibson: Q1: #Blerds, how’s it going? Any positive developments? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q2: #Blerds, any great discoveries this week? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q3: #Blerds, what #tech (new or old) have you been feeling this week? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q4: #Blerds, in your view, what is the essence of your #Nerds scene? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q5: #Blerds, please tweet the top 3 to 5 words that you associate with Blerd identity & focus? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q6: #Blerds, what are the top 3-5 words you associate with #HumanNature? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Cybernetics or #StarTrek Borg are a handy example of H+ or #TransHumanism, but it doesn’t have to be so scary. #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: #Blerds, we’ve been hacking this planet, animals, &our bodies for a long time. #TransHumanism builds on that with implanted tech. #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: #TransHumanism or H+ goals include: magnetic touch via metal implants, Invisibility cloaking, X-Ray vision, weather control. #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q7: #Blerds, what are the topic 3-5 words you associate with the human-tech dynamic? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q8: #Blerds, what top 3-5 superpowers are you feeling? #BlerdChat #TransHumanism

RT @DawnMGibson: Q9: #Blerds, what’s the 1 superpower you’d hate to have? #BlerdChat #TransHumanism

RT @DawnMGibson: Q10: #Blerds, in your view, what are the potential benefits of #TransHumanism? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q11: #Blerds, what are the potential pitfalls of #TransHumanism? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q12: #Blerds, should folks have to disclose their superpowers? #TransHumanism? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q13: #Blerds, is #TransHumanism right in believing that science MUST help humans transcend anatomical/biological limits? #BlerdChat

RT @DawnMGibson: Q14: #Blerds, is timely natural death acceptable, or should we be using tech to live as long as we possibly can? #BlerdChat #TransHumanism

RT @DawnMGibson: Q15: #Blerds, what cooking/ #food shows & sites are you feeling these days? #BlerdChat #Diversity

RT @DawnMGibson: Q16: #Blerds, please share some links for your preferred future #BlerdChat topics.