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Good Will Wednesday & The Power of Twitter (Backgrounds)

by (@curiouslt)

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What I love most about Twitter is how willing people are to help each other. Ask a question, and you immediately get a response. People want to help each other, so when I saw the tweets about Good Will Wednesday, it stuck in my mind.

The original tweets:

I kept thinking about Good Will Wednesday, and what I could do to help someone on Twitter and spread a bit of good will. I was in the midst of designing a few twitter backgrounds, and as I was adding all the contact information on one, I was struck with the idea – ‘what if the twitter background were an actual resume’? It would need to be a ‘highlights only’ resume, but provide enough information that a employer would know what kind of position was being looked for and the experience level of the job seeker.

I sent out a tweet for a guinea pig;

With the help of some wonderful retweeters, (@mikeconaty, @bnunnally, @knitfemme, @elysa, @mlvalentine) I connected with @liajen.

Jennifer emailed me her materials, and I began working on the resume background. But the good will didn’t end there, I wanted to use a photo of a desk, but I could not find what I was looking for after going through pages and pages at a stock photography site. I tweeted my frustration, and immediately got a response from @DEFgraphics offering to help. Bernie actually got out his camera and took a photo for me!

Here is the finished background:

I don’t know if this will help Jennifer or not yet, but it’s an experiment I want to continue because I believe it has potential. Maybe it will work better for certain industries, for example; web design, programming,etc., so I am going to continue to look for guinea pigs on Good Will Wednesday. If you want to learn more about Good Will Wednesday, go to: http://kodespark.com/blog/2009/03/official-petition-for-goodwillwednesday/

About the Author

Nadine GildenNadine Gilden, Curious Light, Owner & Designer: Curious Light is a small web design firm located in Brooklyn, New York. We specialize in design and development of E-commerce and Informational sites for small businesses.

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What people are saying:

  1. Jennifer Fong
    March 20th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Thank you sooo much for the FABULOUS Twitter background. I’ve had several compliments on it already! Thank you for engaging in the true spirit of Twitter…help other people! You have helped me and I am grateful.


  2. ashley
    March 22nd, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    thats pretty awesome, sounds like a great idea!

  3. Lil' Peekr
    May 14th, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Brilliant! :-)

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