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Confumbled - Social Media breaking down language borders
   

So I'm Dutch and I'm in no way a native English speaker. I do ok, get myself understood and can even be relatively 'witty' in my Social Media responses. It has allowed me to interact and connect to numerous people around the world and it has even given me some new friends. Ok, yes, I know. How can you call them friends without ever meeting them?!? But with some of them they really do feel like friends.

And in about 48 hours I'm flying out to Lotusphere to actually meet them....

I can't wait! I look forward to really meeting these people but at the same time I'm a bit apprehensive too. Truth is that connecting over the internet really isn't the same as connecting in real life. Apart from the obvious facts that Social Media allows you to filter out the less attractive and boring elements of your personality it also helps eliminate language borders.

Again, as a non-native English speaker I think I do pretty well, but I do mess up.... regularly.... This has lead to several funny (and embarrassing) instances and confusions where I tried to express something which actually came out as something totally different.
My Dutch colleagues would now argue I don't just do that in English, bytheway...
Saving factor here though is that as Social Media is mostly a 'written' form of communication it has something of a grace period. Allowing you to at least think for two seconds and read back that post, tweet or chat message (as well as having a spelling control) before clicking the 'send' button. Believe me, I've become a regular speed-Googler over the last few months and have Urban Dictionary bookmarked as a favorite.  Problem is though, these don't yet come as build in options for my mind and so I will have to do without my regular safety nets next week...

....So that's why, even with all my enthusiasm about going to Lotusphere I'm also still feeling a bit apprehensive about talking to all of you with whom I've been chatting, Tweeting and Facebooking. Not knowing, whether I will be able to actually have the same kind of spontaneous interaction without having Google & spell checker at my fingertips is daunting....It almost feels like sitting my high school exams again.

Luckily for me I'm also pretty sure most of you guys will forgive me for my little language-mishaps. And if I do 'confumble' my English and mess up I can only hope you guys will look through it and have a laugh with me about it. It's all in good spirit!




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SharePoint Connect 2014 – Amsterdam
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 8:14a   Femke Goedhart
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being able to speak together with my coworker André Krijnen at SharePoint Connect 2014 in Amsterdam. An annual event that with it’s 500 attendees is visited by many from the SharePoint community both in The Netherlands and from abroad. With a broad spectrum of sponsors and lots of great international speakers this event is a definite must go for those interested in SharePoint in the Benelux area. Although I’ve been speaking at conferences for more the [read] Keywords: collaboration community sharepoint
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Tue, Nov 4th 2014 3:00p   Femke Goedhart
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Silverside moved – Come celebrate!
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 4:40a   Femke Goedhart
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Session slides for our ICONUK session
Sun, Sep 14th 2014 10:12a   Femke Goedhart
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Speaking at ICONUK 2014
Sun, Sep 7th 2014 3:16p   Femke Goedhart
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Why? – Why not
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 10:10a   Femke Goedhart
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Dander4Dosh – Break(ing) in the foot
Sun, May 25th 2014 4:11p   Femke Goedhart
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IBM Connections Folders #4: Some final recommendations
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 9:10a   Femke Goedhart
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IBM Connections Folders #3: working with folders
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 12:11a   Femke Goedhart
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IBM Connections Folders #2: Ownership of files and folders
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 1:14p   Femke Goedhart
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