Politics and fast food unite with Chick-fil-A...
On July 16, the Baptist Press published what has probably become its most popular article of all time: an interview with Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A, titled “‘Guilty as charged,’ Cathy says of Chick-fil-A’s stand on biblical & family values.” Thus began the social media firestorm. Four days after the Cathy interview was published, The Jim Henson...
There’s no denying that football time in Tennessee is upon us. Every week, another media opportunity appears in my calendar and that means more videos on GoVolsXtra. Alas, I don’t have the availability that the video staff at UT has. That’s why I’m glad they’re making great videos like this for the fan base. There’s no denying that it gets them pumped up....
The “Evening Edition” approach to community news... →
Another curation news effort: The new Evening Edition website demonstrates a curation strategy that community and niche news publishers could emulate and expand upon in order to more effectively engage their readers, especially via mobile devices. Read more about the Evening Edition’s efforts by the Knight Digital Media Center.
USA Today launches internet video guide →
Curated videos! Following on my last #trending column on data fatigue, I learned that USA Today will now begin publishing a daily guide to help its readers navigate the tangled web of internet video. Read more by PaindContent.org.
Go ahead and chase some waterfalls
Looks like our Great Smoky Mountains have been making a splash recently. Today, we ran a story about tourism in our area. According to the Associated Press: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is running more than 11 percent ahead of 2011 visits for the first half of this year. EDIT: Here’s an updated link to our more in-depth story on the tourism boost. Park officials claim that...
'Let's derp that.'
It’s a topic I’m all too familiar with: Internet trolls and nasty commenters. I’ve written a previous #trending column about it, and monitoring comments on knoxnews.com is one of my many tasks here at the News Sentinel. So it’s only natural that I reacted so strongly to this particular post: Kiss Annoying YouTube Comments Goodbye With The Herp Derp Browser Extension OK,...
The First Photograph of a Person « Now I Know... →
Following up on my post yesterday on the first photograph and the first photograph uploaded to the Internet, Dan Lewis of the “Now I Know” newsletter, shares a copy of the first photograph showing a person. See the photograph.
Column week - ideas
It’s my turn to write the #trending column this week. I’ve been thinking a lot about life transitions and reinventing oneself. Though I’m not certain how to fit it into the tech/online premise of the column, I think this might be the jumping off point for my work. So many changes - big and small - are occurring/have occurred in the lives of those that move and influence me. I...
Why curation is so helpful in today's...
My #trending post this Sunday focuses on curation being an effective method to curb data fatigue. Read on! I suffer from information overload. Every day, I’m inundated with an array of text messages, breaking-news alerts, instant messages, Facebook notifications and email. And that doesn’t even include my scouring of my Facebook feed, Web perusing and general news consumption via newspapers,...
Good ole Comic Sans -- it shows up everywhere! →
The Higgs boson researchers were mocked for using Comic Sans font. See the Storify that has curated coverage on this font flub.
iPhone vs. camera →
I was instantly intrigued when I saw a recent headline from BuzzFeed: Maybe it’s time to carry a real camera again. Then the image: an iPhone / ≠ / Canon point-and-shoot camera. I admit, ever since I began using an iPhone, my view on certain things has changed. And one of those things is definitely how I take photos. Yes, I own a DSLR and love shooting photos. But when I have my iPhone...