The social media aftermath of Michael Sam being drafted

First it was a former NFL player, then a current player… and now former Ole Miss basketball player Marshall Henderson has chimed in.

NFL draft proves some are still clueless about the power of social media

Leave it to the NFL draft to bring out the worst in some current and retired NFL players.

PayPal executive fired after Twitter rant during Jazz Fest

After having “the best night of his life” at Jazz Fest last weekend, Rakesh Agrawal went off the rails.

Social Media Boot Camp at Brother Martin High School

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I recently spoke to the senior class about the benefits and pitfalls of social media.

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Speaking about the benefits and pitfalls of social media in life, family and career is something I’m very passionate about. Too many good careers and reputations have been torched because of an ill-advised Facebook post or tweet.

Monday Night’s Suit: Based on Your Tweets, You Hated it

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Last night I tweeted that there hadn’t been this much talk about my wardrobe since I did a live shot with my zipper down in 1995. Viewers had a field day with this ensemble which, in hindsight, could have looked better.

Guest Post: 10 Tips for Breaking Into Broadcast News

Chris Pollone is a freelance correspondent for NBC News Channel. Prior to moving to New York City he worked at the NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala. for 11 years. Today, he shares his 10 tips for breaking into broadcast news:

Twitter Analyzed: The Farther Away We Are, The Happier We Are

Some brainy people at the University of Vermont studied “37 million tweets from 180,000 individuals in 2011 that also gave their location. They then characterized the movement associated with each individual.”

> WDSU is Hiring a Digital Editor

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The WDSU web team is hiring! For the successful applicant, you’ll be doing what you already do — playing on the internet all day — but getting paid for it! What a deal. Here are details about the job: The mandate of the Hearst Television Digital team is to deliver timely and accurate news and […]

When Did You Join Twitter? Find Out Here


Ever wonder when you decided to take the Twitter plunge? I stumbled upon this website, which shows your start date in an instant. I joined Twitter on September 21, 2008..1,569 days ago. It seems like it was just yesterday.

Another Social Media Misstep: Donald Trump’s Twitter Tirade


Twitter is a very powerful tool. And the more followers a person has, the more powerful it is. Lady Gaga has 31 million followers. President Obama has 23 million. Ellen DeGeneres has 14 million. Twitter provides a large audience. One misfired tweet can cause a firestorm of controversy and billionaire Donald Trump is the latest […]

WDSU’s Isaac Coverage and You


During our Hurricane Isaac coverage, I (along with my co-anchors) appreciated all the info provided by our viewers. I apologize for not being able to respond to everyone. I read all the messages, posts, emails and comments, but between FB and twitter, it was impossible for me to keep up, despite my best efforts. Thanks […]

Facebook Comments of the Week

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Social Media Overload: Now I’m on Tout, Too

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I’ve been experimenting with a lot of social media platforms lately to try to figure out how to maximize the sharing of what I do on a daily basis: text, pictures and videos. I’ve been using Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for ages, but in recent weeks I’ve added and Posterous to my social media arsenal. […]


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