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  • Facebook | | Lancaster PA Blog
    Which makes me fear I m actually terribly racist now or I don t like my family and I simply don t know it I am currently and happily Southern Baptist PCA and Anglican with a significant seasoning of independent Baptist EFCA and emerging A religious mutt no question I love to lick the seal of an envelope I have very few real friends Tons of acquaintances and buddies and whatnot very few real friends I don t really like Rome all that much I can watch other people play video games and be entertained I refused to drop the F bomb when I was in high school Now I can t stop I am very social and love to have a good time I also love maybe even more to be alone If ever faced with the decision to hold a tarantula or have my leg broken I would take the broken leg I named my son Aidan after the main character in my favorite novel Though I had never heard of another baby named Aidan and had decided on this name long before my son was born Aidan was the most popular name for boys that year thanks to Sex and the City I love driving in fog I wish woolly mammoths still existed They are intriguing to me I feel I ve become dumber in my old age I was way smarter 10 years ago Strongly desire to take real art classes but am afraid of being laughed at during the process Sleeping nude when grandchildren visit is not wise If there is guacamole I will find something on which to put it and I will eat it until it s gone I never get headaches I can remember maybe 3 headaches in my entire life I thought they were sort of fun I ve always known I would run my own business I d have several more if I had the money and I d hire all my friends who are looking for jobs I am trying to get out of the habit of wearing black shirts jeans and red shoes when going out Because I am an atheist does not mean that others need to pray for me I am supremely content as such Am I a worse or better person for my beliefs No I am just another person who will one day return to the earth as I have come from the earth I love knowing my failures I have never lost anyone really close to me except my Papaw but I was only four I know I m fortunate but this also terrifies me My biggest pet peeve is aggressive drivers speeders tailgaters weavers I want to somehow magically be in their passenger seat and talk to them rationally about how they re going to kill themselves and or someone else someday But I have to settle for looking them in the eye and hoping they ll catch my drift Or I

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  • MySpace | | Lancaster PA Blog
    it s being used But is it being used in ways that matter Yes it is Established leaders individuals and organizations in Lancaster continue to be slow to catch on but social networking is becoming a power onto itself that will soon be impossible to ignore Plus its popularity is making it a great tool for learning and for keeping an ear to the ground As I write this Dave Conklin ProspectMX is live tweeting highlights of a Jim Collins speech from the Inc 500 Conference in D C Just now Samphis asked Why is pdf the standard for documents The files are huge clunky and difficult to use for things like books Within seconds fellow twitterers pointed out that if the files are huge there is a problem such as OCR optical character recognition being turned on and also explained the value of the pdf standard And that s just Twitter MySpace continues to be a major force in the local music scene I estimate that an average of ten local events each week are promoted and organized on Facebook An accurate estimation What s next then What s next is for social networking to move beyond its current local core constituencies We will see the average age of local Facebook users continue to climb The number of professionals on LinkedIn will continue to grow exponentially since its value increases with every additional local user The microblogging of Twitter will attract more people who want to maintain contact with a broad network but do not have the time to write full blog entries We we also see the rise of the social networking professional as a consulting gig to serve local businesses As the demographics of social network participants shifts to resemble the real world more closely more real

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  • social media | | Lancaster PA Blog
    need for a lot of beaurocracy and a lot of money It would be a good bet that you would see people disaffected by the inequality of power in our society take another shot at teaming up with their neighbors to do something good I think it s obvious that social media makes these very things a lot easier To take just one example who s in charge of Lancaster tweetups No one Is there a set system for organizing them No Is there any money behind it No But are they well attended Yes Can anyone initiate one Yes In the face of something as powerful widespread and simple as Facebook events and Twitter and in the face of formal organizations of ordinary citizens having far less power than entrenched individuals and corporations I think we are beginning to see an important trend The formal organization inefficient and impotent is on its way out The extremely loose association easy and far reaching is on its way back in I ll write more about the effects I anticipate in this new social context If formal organizations are on the decline we will still have many organizations among us but the organization man anyone whose identity is defined by participation in formal organizations will be a dying breed One of the most important effects of that I anticipate is that leadership will become less important and necessary and followership will take its place podcast http www lancasterpablog com wp content uploads 2009 07 20090706 DeathOfOrganizationMan mp3 podcast Daniel Klotz July 6 2009 Should Lancaster Use Social Media The question may already be irrelevant Lancaster is using social media Even on Twitter which is still just catching on there are around 200 Lancastrians the majority of them active EthanD does a good job keeping tabs on in county Twitterfolk and there is also the Lancaster Twitter Users List on this Lancaster PA blog There are easily twice as many on LinkedIn all of them professionals Facebook and MySpace We re talking thousands and not just high schoolers posting pictures of their friends holding Bud Lights Established organizations are preparing to follow the lead of these individuals The United Way the Lancaster County Community Foundation and a number of churches are testing the waters and preparing social media strategies Even county commissioner Craig Lehman is on LinkedIn Businesses are diving in too NxtBook Media is a powerhouse in this area Most downtown cafes have Facebook pages and this trend is spreading outward across the county see the blog of Becky Garvey whose Pushing the Envelope stationery boutique is in Neffsville Kae Wagner at NorthStar Marketing and myself at The Chamber have had no shortage of business people asking us for specific advice in addition to what s this all about questions OK so it s being used But is it being used in ways that matter Yes it is Established leaders individuals and organizations in Lancaster continue to be slow to catch on

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  • social networking | | Lancaster PA Blog
    it s being used But is it being used in ways that matter Yes it is Established leaders individuals and organizations in Lancaster continue to be slow to catch on but social networking is becoming a power onto itself that will soon be impossible to ignore Plus its popularity is making it a great tool for learning and for keeping an ear to the ground As I write this Dave Conklin ProspectMX is live tweeting highlights of a Jim Collins speech from the Inc 500 Conference in D C Just now Samphis asked Why is pdf the standard for documents The files are huge clunky and difficult to use for things like books Within seconds fellow twitterers pointed out that if the files are huge there is a problem such as OCR optical character recognition being turned on and also explained the value of the pdf standard And that s just Twitter MySpace continues to be a major force in the local music scene I estimate that an average of ten local events each week are promoted and organized on Facebook An accurate estimation What s next then What s next is for social networking to move beyond its current local core constituencies We will see the average age of local Facebook users continue to climb The number of professionals on LinkedIn will continue to grow exponentially since its value increases with every additional local user The microblogging of Twitter will attract more people who want to maintain contact with a broad network but do not have the time to write full blog entries We we also see the rise of the social networking professional as a consulting gig to serve local businesses As the demographics of social network participants shifts to resemble the real world more closely more real

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  • Twitter | | Lancaster PA Blog
    Stadium Jan 23 Breakfast tweetup No 1 Feb 24 Breakfast tweetup No 2 March 11 There were other attempts but I haven t verified that any of them were well attended enough to be considered bona fide tweetups Please fill us in if I missed any To get the scoop upcoming tweetups keep an eye on the Lancaster PA Tweetups group on Facebook Planned get togethers include lunch late night diner run Saturday morning coffee and who knows what else A couple people suggested that we have name tags next time Paul threatened never to return if we crossed the line into having a sign in sheet though What should we do for our next tweetups Daniel Klotz March 11 2009 Lancaster PA Twitterati New Reference Page In case you haven t seen it yet I am putting together a list of Lancaster County residents who are active on Twitter It answers the question whom should I follow when someone from the area gets on Twitter and serves as a quick reference for visitors when they re in the area and are looking for ideas of what to do or who simply want to rant about our weirdly named towns If you re on Twitter and not listed let me know and I will be happy to add you to the list And please share the list with anyone who will benefit from it The URL is http www lancasterpablog com lancaster county twitter users Daniel Klotz December 24 2008 Should Lancaster Use Social Media The question may already be irrelevant Lancaster is using social media Even on Twitter which is still just catching on there are around 200 Lancastrians the majority of them active EthanD does a good job keeping tabs on in county Twitterfolk and there is also the Lancaster Twitter Users List on this Lancaster PA blog There are easily twice as many on LinkedIn all of them professionals Facebook and MySpace We re talking thousands and not just high schoolers posting pictures of their friends holding Bud Lights Established organizations are preparing to follow the lead of these individuals The United Way the Lancaster County Community Foundation and a number of churches are testing the waters and preparing social media strategies Even county commissioner Craig Lehman is on LinkedIn Businesses are diving in too NxtBook Media is a powerhouse in this area Most downtown cafes have Facebook pages and this trend is spreading outward across the county see the blog of Becky Garvey whose Pushing the Envelope stationery boutique is in Neffsville Kae Wagner at NorthStar Marketing and myself at The Chamber have had no shortage of business people asking us for specific advice in addition to what s this all about questions OK so it s being used But is it being used in ways that matter Yes it is Established leaders individuals and organizations in Lancaster continue to be slow to catch on but social networking is becoming a power onto itself that will

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  • Lack of Young Leaders, or a Lack of Leadership from the Rest? | Lancaster PA Blog
    Shanon is to be commended for making a place for herself and doing an excellent job at the Lancaster County Community Foundation It is telling that I was only able to stay for half an hour of the 2 hour meeting because in the end I m still just an assistant in my organization and I was called back to the office to prepare materials for a meeting the next day When I left the average age of the participants still in the room must have gone up about ten years The sad fact is that the room more accurately represented the current leadership after I left Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 7 thoughts on Lack of Young Leaders or a Lack of Leadership from the Rest Jeff says September 21 2008 at 1 35 pm Hey Dan It s been my experience being a relatively younger leader working with older leaders that while the older leaders are constantly looking for ways of reaching the younger generations they often dismiss any thoughts or ideas which might do just that as silly or stupid In particular any suggestions regarding the online community are usually met with scoffs and outright disbelief that such a thing can even exist Other suggestions I and others of my age and younger have made are met with condescending smirks and retorts of Well you ll understand how things work when you re older It s quite discouraging and it leaves you wondering if they re trying to reach the younger generations to include them or to simply assimilate them danielklotz says September 21 2008 at 1 49 pm Ken your points are ones that I always need to be reminded of I hope that my concerns come across as just that concerns and not as alarmist I agree in wanting such a study in fact during one of the meetings in this planning process I asked if the study could include a look at whether the establishment leadership is really as old and white as it is perceived to be At the same time it seems that the current concern about losing creative young people is historically unique precipitated by two things 1 the emergence of the knowledge economy and 2 the clear economic advantage held by competitor regions who can attract this specific young demographic Jeff thank you for your insight too I think we both hear a lot of lip service without meaningful action backing it up A real desire to include young people would mean giving them us true decision making authority and truly heeding their advice even with it means taking a perceived risk Ken says September 21 2008 at 1 24 pm No real input or answers on this because I m not overly familiar with the leadership situation in the county However I would make

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  • Brain Drain in Lancaster County | Lancaster PA Blog
    why are the barriers to entry in the civic sphere so high for residents my age Alternately are we facing an issue of class If so where are third ways arising as alternatives to the tired conservative liberal duo Or is it a question of subculture If so why aren t we more effective at bringing it more mainstream Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related brain drain creative class generational divide generations Lancaster 2 thoughts on Brain Drain in Lancaster County hammermarks says September 20 2008 at 11 46 am I know that when I was younger I couldn t wait to get out of Lancaster In fact I only moved back to the county about 2 years ago after being gone for close to 10 I found the area stiffling when I was younger and it still can be very conservative here Also aren t we known for being extremely careful with our money Perhaps those are reasons that the young people leave I know that I run into people all the time that are in a similar situation as me They grew up here moved away and now have returned danielklotz says September 21 2008 at 12 32 pm I think young people leaving is totally reasonable and understandable I would definitely like to see people more encouraged to bring back innovative and creative ideas with them when they return It seems the majority of people return in order to settle down usually including having children It would be awesome to see people return in order to do the opposite of settling down to stir things up and create new and exciting enterprises Comments

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  • acs | | Lancaster PA Blog
    wide per capita income dipped by 0 6 in 2007 per capita income was 25 214 In 1999 it was 25 382 Question What do you make of the fact that in the county median household income significantly grew while per capita income slightly declined Lancaster city is not alone in hearing bad news Every metro area in Northeast Ohio in some ways a peer region saw such a decline In Wooster median household income was down 20 Home Values Lancaster city City homes declined 20 in value The median home value in 2007 was 71 300 In 1999 it was 88 724 in 2007 dollars Lancaster County County homes increased 14 in value The median home value in 2007 was 169 500 In 1999 it was 148 454 This disparity in property value trending obviously has massive tax implications Consider also the difference in aging infrastructure 63 1 of city homes were built prior to World War II In the county homes that old account for only 24 3 of the market In the city 3 6 of homes were built in the past 17 years In the county that number is 23 3 Households with Income over 100 000 Lancaster city In 2007 there were 1 241 households earning 100k or more representing 5 9 of city households In 1999 there were 663 measured using 1999 dollars about 3 1 of households Lancaster County In 2007 there were 30 711 households with income 100k or more representing 16 7 of county households In 1999 there were 16 799 measured using 1999 dollars about 9 8 of households Below the Poverty Line Even before the economic recession poverty levels were increasing in both the city and the county Lancaster city As of 2007 25 4 of individuals in the city were living below the poverty line up from 21 2 in 1999 Fully 65 of single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger were living below the poverty line up from 54 9 in 1999 Lancaster County As of 2007 9 1 of individuals in the county were living below the poverty line up from 7 8 in 1999 Among single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger 52 5 were living below the poverty line in 2007 up from 43 7 in 1999 Top Industries Lancaster city In 1999 the top 3 industries in terms of number of people employed were Manufacturing 23 7 Educational health and social services 19 9 Retail trade 13 2 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational health and social services 21 1 Manufacturing 17 3 Professional scientific and management and administrative and waste management services 12 7 Lancaster County In 1999 the top 3 industries were Manufacturing 22 5 Educational health and social services 18 2 Retail trade 13 0 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational services and health care and social assistance 20 2 Manufacturing 18 7 Retail

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