Sea-Fever blog

Google, Hauls on the Bowline! by Peter A. Mello
May 11, 2010, 7:37 am
Filed under: maritime, maritime heritage, Marketing, social media | Tags: , ,

I love when technology companies celebrate maritime culture in their marketing initiatives. Remember when Microsoft caught Sea-Fever marketing Vista a few years ago?

Not to be outdone, here’s a new cool new video by Google that promotes the lightning fast speed of their new Chrome browser. Stick with it to the end for their little maritime ditty.

Here’s Bob Neuwirth’s version of Haul on the Bowline from the great Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Song And Chanteys.

Summer’s Virtually Here in Mattapoisett! (according to Google) by Peter A. Mello
April 27, 2010, 9:32 am
Filed under: Environment, life, social media | Tags:

Every year a true sign that summer is here occurs when the popular Ice Cream Slip makes it’s way down to it’s Mattapoisett harborside location. Well, just in case you can’t wait, Google to the rescue with a virtual visit!

While your there, grab the screen and navigate around town. You can visit the library, town hall and Seaport Village, the operators of the slip. Perfect for friends around the world who can’t make it to Mattapoisett.

I stumbled on all of this while creating a map of all of the Mattapoisett Land Trust properties, so please make sure you visit them, virtually and in real life! (Get some fresh air!)

To give you a little different perspective on the Slip, here’s a picture of Shipyard Park from Wikipedia.

ShipyardPark, Mattapoisett

BIG NEWS! First Underwater Tweet! by Peter A. Mello
April 21, 2010, 12:59 pm
Filed under: social media | Tags: ,

Imagine the endless possibilities created by this technological breakthrough! Leave it to the Russians.

Flag Dip to HuffPo.

AMVER remembering the Titanic by Peter A. Mello
April 15, 2010, 8:55 am
Filed under: maritime heritage, social media | Tags: , ,

For those who may not know AMVER (Automated Mutual Vessel Assistance Vessel Rescue System), it’s a unit of the United States Coast Guard that focuses on maritime safety and particularly rescues at sea. They also lead the way in using social media in the maritime world and government sector.

On the anniversary of the Titanic sinking, AMVER had a remarkable post on their blog which is a must maritime read. It included the this video.

Hear to Help! UNICEF’s Tap Project Radio by Peter A. Mello
March 25, 2010, 7:23 pm
Filed under: Leadership, life, social media | Tags: , , ,

Awesome indie web radio for a great, important cause. Only up for one week so tune in before it runs dry. And of course, donate!

Flag dip to brainpicker on Twitter

Live Coverage of Tsunami from Hawaii by Peter A. Mello
February 27, 2010, 3:05 pm
Filed under: maritime, Oceans, social media | Tags: ,

There’s Nothing Funny About Safety at Sea! Well, Almost Nothing… by Peter A. Mello
November 28, 2009, 10:19 am
Filed under: maritime, social media | Tags: , ,


Parody is the sincerest form of flattery and the above Scuttlebutt cartoon by Barb Patton captures the spirit of the social media work Ben Strong and Bev Howard do at AMVER (website/blog).

The US Coast Guard is doing a great job experimenting with social media and nobody does it better than AMVER’s Ben and Bev. They, along with a few other Guardians organized the USCG’s 1st Annual (?) PodCamp a few weeks ago and it was a great success. Here’s a link to my post about 5 highlights of the event.

Ben was recently interviewed on Marketing Over Coffee, one of the top social media podcasts, and you can listen to it here.

The USCG is fortunate to have Admiral Thad Allen, a leader who understands the importance of social media as a communication tool, at the helm. Listen to my Weekly Leader podcast episode 5 to hear Admiral Allen talk about leadership and social media.

Thanks Admiral Allen and AMVER for charting a course demonstrating how social media can be used effectively in a large organization and across the maritime industry!


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