Video: Twittering your Diabetes on NBC11 News in San Francisco
Hey look, it's me on NBC! Well, it's the local News in the San Francisco Bay Area (even though I live in Portland), but it's coverage!
Marianne Favro, the Health Reporter from NBC11 contacted me for an interview after hearing about Twittering My Diabetes , so I went down to the local NBC Affiliate and recorded a bunch of footage.
Of course the footage they used was the least awesome, including me saying (at one point during the 90 minutes) that diabetes "is wicked hard, and doesn't get any easier." It's magical how that kind of quote can get pulled out of an hour and a half of raw footage and make me sound like an idiot. ;)
Anyway, it turned out OK. The only major glitch is when they showed my Glucagon (sugar shot for major lows) and called it Insulin, but who notices that but me?
Go check out the Video up at NBC11 with the creative title: Diabetic uses Twitter.com. It also featured Biz Stone, one of the co-creators of Twitter.
Action Item and Note to Self: Come up with new Web 2.0 name like "Biz Stone" or "Guy Kawasaki", as "Scott Hanselman" is very Web 1.5. Any ideas?
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
"There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Maxx Power way!"
"Isn't that the wrong way?"
"Yes -- but *faster!*"
I'm glad you have the decency to make fun of yourself so that the rest of us don't feel so bad doing it :)
How about Dirk Hanselpower?
Great thing you are doing. I follow your blog for technical reasons, but I can share and relate your diabetes information to family members that are diabetic.
Keep up the good work.
Anyway, it's funny how they get 1.5 hours of interviewing on record and then use the 1-2 minutes that you least expect. Same thing happened to me when I was interviewed by my college alma mater. I read the article and did a WTF. Oh well, it's all good. :) Very cool that the story was done!
As for the name - Maybe go with the mysterious "is it an initial or not?" thing. How bout...
H Selman (just shorten the last name)
Han Selman (very Star-warsy, and keeps with your real name. Sort of Blade-Runnery too!)
How bout an anagram of the last name?
Of of the first name
T Tocs (I think this is my favorite)
Or you could steal Phil's name:
I would be honored to have you and any other diabetics or people affected by diabetes reading this join TuDiabetes.com, a Social Network for Diabetics. See you there!
We need the news everywhere to spend more time talking about stuff like this.
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