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Another year has come and gone, so here’s a look back at what happened right here in 2014.

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.

Cringeworthy headline of the day

This gem comes to us from the Evansville Courier & Press. Oops.

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.

Twitter duel: Saints block Seattle TV station

It looks like Seattle’s KIRO 7 Eyewitness News tried to follow the Saints on twitter. No such luck.

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.

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.”

Saints Fans Love to Tweet

Saints fans stand out when it comes to tweeting. Engineers from Rice University and Motorola Mobility are monitoring each NFL team this season in the Twitterverse. The results? The Dallas Cowboys are the top-tweeted team during games, followed by the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints. Saints fans tweet about nine times per […]

Stay Connected During a Disaster


Now is a good time to pass along a tip that may be helpful if a hurricane or other disaster affects you. You know your cell phone service will disappear for a while, so texting will be your best bet to stay connected. Text messages use significantly less data than a phone call. Here’s something […]

Video: Social Media’s Impact on the Bin Laden Story

Monday night on WDSU News at 10, I talked with Paul Brandus (@WestWingReport on twitter) via Skype about the death of Osama bin Laden and the impact of social media on a fast-developing story with worldwide interest.

The WDSU Team on Twitter

Here’s an updated list of the WDSU gang on Twitter, not including me. WDSU News: @WDSU WDSU News at 4: @WDSU4PM News Anchor Camille Whitworth: @CamilleWhit6 News Anchor Norman Robinson: @NormanRobinson1 News Anchor Melanie Hebert: @MelanieHebert Reporter Siemny Chhuon: @Siemny Reporter Travers Mackel: @TraversMackel Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr: @MargaretOrr Meteorologist Jay Galle: @JayGalle Meteorologist Patrick […]

Live Coverage: Jazz Half Marathon


Saturday morning is my earliest wake-up call since leaving the morning shift at WESH in Orlando 14 months ago. The WDSU crew working the Second Annual Jazz Half Marathon and Relay has a 4:30 a.m. call. It’s early, but the cause is a great one. The goal is to raise funds for Children’s Hospital, promote […]