Category Archives: Fave People

@WGNTV anchors have audio outage, communicate with hilarious signs

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What would a television news anchor do if their audio suddenly cut out during a live show? Make funny signs, of course. These WGN TV News co-anchors didn’t let a little thing like silence keep them quiet. They used white boards and paper to have a little fun during the morning broadcast. All the while, reporter-on-the-street Nancy Loo (@NancyLoo) braved the cold Chicago streets to share the morning news.

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Suh-weet, @PayPal is giving custom poems away every day until Feb. 13

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Love is in the air. It’s February and that can only mean one thing. Football is over. Wait. No. It also means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. To make this month a little more loving, online payment platform PayPal (@PayPal) is giving away poems. Each day from now until February  13, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (PT)  you can get a custom poem on demand (#poemgrams) from a real, live poet.

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Do some #socialgood with will.i.am’s @iamangelfdn [TICKET GIVEAWAY]

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It’s been more than a year since I found out about the i.am.angel foundation. Their goal is to #TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. Each year will.i.am (@iamwill) hosts #TRANS4M, benefit event that helps fund things, like college preparation and student life (i.am College Track) and providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship). This year I get to work with them and help share their story and, of course, raise money to fund their vision.

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Real-time simple survey platform Wedgies introduces ability to add photos (iPad Air giveaway)

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Googling the word “wedgies” right now shows what you might expect. Underwear. Now Wedgies, creators of the simple survey platform, are de-pantsing current search results. Today, they launch Wedgies Version SFW, the ability to add any square-shaped image to your online poll, thus making all wedgies everywhere safe for work.

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Data Visualizations at @LAtimes: Defining a Journalist or Acts of Journalism?

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WATCH LIVE at 1:15 p.m. ET on Friday, November 1 (or recorded if it’s after 11:15 p.m. PT )! I will be a guest on the PBS MediaShift Podcast along with Len de Groot, the new director of data visualization at the Los Angeles Times, MediaShift contributors Jonathan Peters and Josh Stearns, Andrew Lih of American University, and host Mark Glaser, to discuss how media outlets are pushing the limits of visual storytelling.

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There’s a new executive editor and chief content officer at @Mashable

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JUST IN! Former New York Times and Reuters veteran Jim Roberts (@nycjim) shared he is the new executive director and chief content officer at digital media startup Mashable. He is a self-proclaimed “insistent, and occasionally nagging, advocate for using interactive tools, social media, video and graphics to augment traditional storytelling techniques.”

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What do you think is the scariest movie of all time? [POLL]

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Throughout the month of October there is an influx in the number of scary and suspense movies people view. With Halloween right around the corner, you’re probably among the many watching and re-watching your fave horror flicks. We want to know what you recommend as the scariest movie of all time. Share your vote when done!

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