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Social Media Producer — Wall Street Journal

@WSJ social media editor. @ONANYC organizer. Into everything mobile.

5 Things to Know About Ello, the Social Network with a Manifesto

blogs.wsj.com — The Internet is abuzz over Ello, a new social network that launched this past summer and is enjoying a spike in sign-ups. Ello describes itself as "simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network." But others are calling it the "anti-Facebook," partly because it doesn't require people to use real identities.

George W. Bush’s Press Secretary Recounts Morning of Sept. 11 in Tweets

blogs.wsj.com — Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is using Twitter to share detailed accounts of Sept. 11, 2001. He is tweeting the events in real-time, as they happened on that day 13 years ago. Fleischer was with former President George W. Bush in Florida for an event at an elementary school when news of the attacks surfaced.

Fellow Comedians Remember Joan Rivers

blogs.wsj.com — Joan Rivers, a talk-show host, actress and red-carpet critic who rose to the top of comedy's ranks while unapologetically skewering everyone and everything she passed along the way, died Thursday in New York following complications from a medical procedure. She was 81 years old.


reverb.guru — See how the conversation unfolds on Twitter

How #Ferguson Has Unfolded on Twitter

blogs.wsj.com — There have been over 7.8 million tweets mentioning the hashtag #Ferguson since August 9, according to data from Twitter . The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., is under local and federal investigation and has led to both violent and non-violent protests.

Ferguson in Tweets: Violence Erupts Again in Missouri

blogs.wsj.com — Protesters began looting local businesses early Saturday morning in Ferguson, Mo., before others stepped in to try and restore the calm. The violence erupted again after police released new details Friday in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed Mr. Brown.

How the #IceBucketChallenge Went Viral on Social Media

blogs.wsj.com — You may have noticed people in your Facebook and Twitter feeds posting videos where they dump a bucket of ice water over their heads. Don't worry, it's all for a good cause. As the Journal's Sumathi Reddy explains, the campaign, dubbed the ice-bucket challenge, is to raise money for patients and organizations with ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder.

Astronaut Tweets “Saddest Photo Yet” Showing Gaza From Space

blogs.wsj.com — German astronaut Alexander Gerst has photographed the conflict in Gaza from space, sending a tweet with an image he captioned, "My saddest photo yet."

Live Video Chat: How To Be A Better iPhone Photographer

blogs.wsj.com — Looking for some tips on how to take better iPhone photos? Join The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, in a live video chat as a panel of two photographers and a judge of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards discuss reader-submitted photos and offer tips and techniques on how to take better photos with your iPhone and other cameraphones.

Share Your Best Sunset Photos With #WSJbestphoto

blogs.wsj.com — Why do photos of sunsets never look as good as the real thing? Share your best sunset photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #WSJbestphoto, then join us on Thursday, July 17, for a live video chat with some of the winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards for some tips.
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Oct 22, 2014

@TheStalwart and change your Twitter bio if not already done. :)

Oct 22, 2014

Put the Diet Coke down. Daily consumption of a 20-oz soda correlates to nearly 5 years of increased aging. mic.com/articles/10185…

Oct 22, 2014

It's hard enough to define critical thinking. But how do you display it at work? Tell @WSJcareers with #CriticalWSJ. We'll share responses.

Oct 21, 2014

I wonder if kids born today will know what "Stop the presses" means.

Oct 21, 2014

@mediatwit Have you seen any similar numbers for how many Americans read books or e-books each year?

Oct 21, 2014

@scottbix It's so hard to tell what exactly is wrong with it besides that it doesn't look like her. At all.

Oct 21, 2014

@brendanl79 Have you been? Would you recommend getting a table or just standing because you're dancing?

Oct 21, 2014

Does anyone have any fun ideas for a bachelorette party this Sat. in Boston? Wanted to go to Jacques Cabaret but its 10pm show is booked.

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