March 15, 2011
Charlie Sheen’s line crossing antics have made a massive impact on Social Media. The web’s fascination with Sheen’s turn to Social Media in a bid to validate his fight against “Trolls” (not the kind you’re thinking of) and to rally his fans hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recognizing the potential, Interships.com has tapped in to the Sheen marketing machine while Charlie proclaims he may have on speed — go — his impact only generates one number: 1,000,000.
After amassing more than 1,000,000 Twitter followers in under 24 hours and winning a Guinness World Record along the way, Sheen has taken up every opportunity to tap in to his fan base. Among the many promotions Sheen is doing such as a sold out standup tour armed with nothing more than a torpedo of truth to a live webcast that sets itself apart by intentionally misspelling the word corner, none is paying off more than his hunt for a Social Media Intern.
Tags: charlie sheen, internships, Social Media
August 25, 2008
NY Times blog Shifting Careers recently featured a story about a student interning at a blogger’s home office. High school student Sara Jane Berman was on-the-job for a few weeks at the home-office of NY Times columnist (and blogger) Marci Alboher and had described the experience as “different from a conventional internship.”
Instead of the stereotypical “gofer” work, such as photocopying, my job consisted of tasks such as thinking of questions for interviews, proof-reading Marci’s blog posts, and keeping an eye on her dog, Sinatra, during phone interviews.
On my first day I noticed that the line between work and home life was blurred, which may be expected from the author who coined the term “slash” as a type of career. I quickly learned that for working out of a home, versatility was essential. One minute I was answering the phone “Hello, Marci’s office” and next it was time to walk the dog or fix something for lunch.
Tags: Blogging, Education, internships, Journalism, problogging