Tag Archives: France

Learn French in One Word

Learning French was never so easy

Other newness :

I opened a Facebook page !

Keep up with videos over here and have a great week 🙂

And remember — use it spaaaaringly. You wouldn’t want people to think you’re uneducated or don’t have any words other than this one…unless you really don’t have any words other than this one.


Don’t forget -> you can still help me make Extreme Jump Roping a reality at Tribeca by signing into your YouTube account and hitting the green “thumbs up” over here

Kickass. Thank you.


This was just sent to me by Faskil 😀



DSK – just one big…big..misunderstanding

I’ve figured out what’s really going on with Dominique Strauss-Kahn and why he hasn’t been able to get the sexual healing. It’s just one big cultural misunderstanding….

Other American in Paris confessions are here 😉

Happy Monday

(and yes! I’ve changed to posting videos on Monday now xx)

From Synthesio to Seesmic

Last sunday marked 1 year exactly that I’ve been in France, and it’s also been more than 2 years that I’ve been with Synthesio monitoring social media.

Working with Synthesio meant my 1st job as community manager, and the first time I truly experienced the “online world” and what it means for businesses and individuals. I spent much of my early time learning everything I could about the web, its workings, and the people there, before starting my own blog and becoming the Observing Participant.

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American “you-can-do-it-ism” vs French debate…ism

Last week an article from Slate caught my eye about cultural differences between Americans and the French that just might explain a few things..

You can do it !

In the U.S. it’s true (admit it!) that we’re raised with a certain American dreamish “you can do it” attitude. Not everyone is raised the same way and there are certainly circumstances in which children are discouraged, but growing up in the U.S. has definitely made me appreciate our spirit that is willing to try. Why else would someone have thought it was a good idea to try and reach the Pacific Coast? Or build a giant highway system just in case of a Cold War. But I digress.. Continue reading

Social networks in France and the U.S.

Promise, promise, the video blogs will be back in February, but in the meantime…

Never have I ever imagined a salon where no one knew the wifi password. Such was the case this past Tuesday and Wednesday at the E-Marketing Salon in Paris where — after an hour — I finally discovered the wifi was reserved for bloggers. Good thing I blog. (FYI don’t despair this isn’t a whiny “miaaaaa I didnt get what I wanted” post — though there was a moment i started to get twitchy, geek style) but just a reflection on the adoption of social networks in France and their usages.

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Paris Paris n°5 When geeks need a day off

Being a geek is hard. You’re hunched over all day over your desk, balanced on a Swiss balance ball, living off of coffee and more coffee, and everybody needs a day off once in awhile.

It’s been awhile since I’ve contributed to the (written) part of my blog “living in Paris,” but this afternoon I discovered why I needed to yesterday : massages, yoga, massages..

Do I really need to insist on why this is fabulous ?

No worries

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Twitteur — A French view of Twitter

And first I have to apologize to my non-francophone friends that follow me on Twitter and have to put up with my half-English, half-French tweets (and then I have to point out that there IS a translating option on Seesmic ..and Tweetdeck and CoTweet-although CoTweet’s translations can be a bit iffy but that’s beside the point )

….although I do think Twitter should always be made into a bit of a party

In any case, 37 different authors coming from very different fields came together for a 2nd French version of Twitter, including 11 interviews as well (and trust me when I say that all of these authors are well-known in France 🙂  — it is a huge honor to be among them).

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