Every day I see people with one hand on the wheel of their car and the other on their phone.
They try to pay attention to the road, but every so often they’ll drift, swerve or slow down. It is obvious they can’t pay attention.
Every study has shown that it is not possible for a human to pay full attention to the road if they are using their phone.
Common sense should tell you that looking up and down away from the road is a distraction and not a good idea.
As the over twenty crowd starts using Snapchat, I’ve seen more and MORE snaps from people while they are driving.
It upset me so much that I put in place a three strikes and you’re out rule. If I see someone snap while driving three times I unfollow them.
Of course, it is very easy to notice when this happens. When a friend tries to send me a snap and they can’t it means I’m not following them and I’ve had two friends ask me straight up why I unfollowed them.
I tell them the truth. Both have given me excuses, but it doesn’t matter.
It makes me angry and sad that I’ve had to unfollow six people I care about because they are stupid enough to drive and use their phones.
If you have kids and use your phone while driving, think about the life in the back seat.
If you are in a car think about every other person around you. Every other mom, dad, son and daughter who you could injure or kill because you just had to snap, tweet or share that moment.
There is nothing important enough to endanger everyone around you. Pull over. Park. Wait until a red light even.
If you text me while I’m driving, you get an autoreply that uses the #ItCanWait hashtag because it is a campaign I want to see more people to become aware of.
I want laws to be passed to make the penalties much harsher. Locally I don’t believe the $100 fine makes anyone stop. I have yet to hear of anyone getting one of these tickets. I’d love to see the police start giving tickets for this. All they’d have to do is sit by a toll booth one day and they could write them non stop.
Only dangerous assholes drive and use their phones.
Maybe that is overly blunt, but it is how I feel. You don’t care about those around you if you do it and in my book that makes you an asshole.
To my friends reading this who do it, I still love you and usually your not an asshole, but when you do this you are. Nothing is going to change my mind. Please stop it so that no one around you is in danger from your actions anymore.
Life is short enough already. Your Snaps go away after twenty four hours and are not worth more than your or my life.
Be safe out there. PLEASE.
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When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”
Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.
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Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.
If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.
With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters, and HBO.
I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing, and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.
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I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.
I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.
I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.
Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.
On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.
I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.
I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.
Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.
Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.
To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.
C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.
He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better. C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).
C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.
C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.
He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.
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