We all have friends who have announced, unceremoniously and often emotionally, that they are taking a break from or quitting social media. Especially in this post-election spin cycle, more people than ever before are considering taking a break from the always-on newsfeed. Why is it hard to let go? For starters, it’s important to remember […]Read More Why is it so hard to quit social media?
This morning I caught a tweet from Steve Neuman asking news anchor Jason DeRusha about customizing WCCO’s popular “4 Things to Know” segment specifically for his life. The 4 Things segment has run for years and is a quick-hits snapshot of the news of the day. I jumped into the fray listing my errands for […]Read More How hyperlocal do you want your local news? I found out how personal it can get
I was interviewed for this WCCO-TV piece, Beware: Your Reputation is Being Googled, this week: “If you look at your Facebook and Twitter feeds, our friends lead amazing lives…that’s not real life, that’s success theater, that’s us perfectly orchestrating that,” said Greg Swan, a digital strategist at Weber Shandwick… “Surveys show that 70 percent of […]Read More Greg on WCCO talking about Online Reputation Management
Weber Shandwick’s VP of Interactive Greg Swan tracks social media trends. Even he can’t predict where kids will end up next, but he says parents should still try. It should be not to spy, but to understand the issues their kids face as new apps keep emerging. “There are definitely some apps parents are not […]Read More Greg Swan on WCCO discussing disposable media
As posted on Social Studies on August 18: Michael Jackson’s funeral notice may have generated a CNN Breaking News Alert today, but the big news for us Minnesotans captured four of the top 10 trending spots on Twitter: Brett Favre, Farve, Vikings and WCCO. But why was local CBS affiliate WCCO-TV trending right along with […]Read More Social Studies: Favre’s comeback breaks via Twitter
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Thanks to Twitter and my inability to be satisfied (there is no off position on the genius switch, people), WCCO-TV (CBS) in Minneapolis now has a breaking news Twitter feed. WCCO reporter Jason DeRusha, whom I met via Twitter, then met in real life (once) and have continued to develop a relationship with, helped me […]Read More I urge WCCO-TV (CBS) to set up a breaking news Twitter feed, it happens