Columbus Dispatch Web producer who sometimes blogs about pop culture. INFJ. @scrippsjschool alumna from Appalachian Ohio.

All Abuzz: Nationwide Arena’s ‘Dancing Kevin’ gets slo-mo treatment

dispatch.com — His Twitter handle is the unassuming @kschroeder1720, but Blue Jackets fans -- and an increasing number of sports followers -- know him as "Dancing Kevin." Readers of Gawker sports blog Deadspin today were treated to a slow-motion video of Schroeder's appearance at the Blue Jackets' home opener on Saturday against the New York Rangers.

Actor, author John Hodgman featured in Akron library series

dispatch.com — Next month, the Akron-Summit County Library welcomes John Hodgman, the PC opposite Justin Long's Mac in a TV ad series for Apple, the host of the weekly podcast Judge John Hodgman, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert" (or "Deranged Millionaire," depending on the episode), a This American Life contributor, an actor, a stand-up comedian (check out his Ragnarok special on Netflix), and the author of The Areas of My Expertise and other titles.

All Abuzz: That ‘record-shattering snowfall’ story is fake, as are many others

dispatch.com — Did you see an Empire News story shared on social media recently that claims "record-shattering snowfall" is coming? It says that this winter, Americans should expect up to 20 times as much snow as last winter. Fortunately, the entire story is fake. Unfortunately, it's easy to fall for.

Here's where the Fashion Meets Music Festival's 'urban camping' is happening

dispatch.com — The Fashion Meets Music Festival set to take over the Arena District August 29-31 features an amenity-filled "urban camping" option for visitors who want to spend their weekend in campers, RVs or tents. Where does one camp in the Arena District? In the lot across from the old Columbus Municipal Light Plant, of course.

Buckeye Forum podcast | Kasich's new appointments have supporters, critics

dispatch.com — Dispatch political reporters Alan Johnson and Cathy Candisky explain Gov. John Kasich's effort to improve service to low-income families -- through a new division in the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services -- as well as Kasich's pick for the new head of the state health department, a choice many are criticizing.

Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground to play Skully’s Music Diner

dispatch.com — The Pizza Underground, the Velvet Underground parody band that counts Macaulay Culkin as a member, will play Skully's Music Diner (1151 N. High St.) on Dec. 1. Concert promoter Celebrity Etc. announced the performance today. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on August 15, through TicketWeb.

All Abuzz: Cold Water Challengers take plunge on social media

dispatch.com — Have you heard of the "Cold Water Challenge"? If you haven't noticed your Facebook friends plunge into this trend yet, you'll likely see it soon. Some Facebook users have logged in to the site to find themselves tagged in a video in which a friend lists a group of people he or she "challenges" to make the same video.

All Abuzz: Dad’s invention could forever change water-balloon fights

dispatch.com — Everyone who's prepared for a water-balloon fight has, at some point, come to the same realization: Those balloons take too darn long to fill. But now there's a Kickstarter for an invention that will solve that problem forever.

You can pledge to these efforts in lieu of funding potato salad

dispatch.com — By: Susannah Elliott Look: I get it. A Kickstarter for making potato salad is pretty funny. And it has a lot of the elements that make Internet stories go viral easily - it started in an already-established community (Kickstarter), it's funny down to the "risks and challenges" listed in the Kickstarter profile ("It might not be that good.

All abuzz: Facebook's psychological experiment spurs outcry

dispatch.com — Facebook has long been the target of outrage because of its convoluted privacy settings and policies. A study published last week, though, brought to light a whole new level of manipulation from the social network: More than a half-million Facebook users unknowingly became subjects in a psychological experiment in emotional manipulation.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @MistiCrane: Take a minute (really. One minute) to learn the truth about Ebola: vox.com/2014/10/21/702… via @voxdotcom

Oct 21, 2014

Having a dog is a countdown to sorrow. @psouhrada's "Guide to life: When is it time to let go of an ailing pet?" bit.ly/ZMFNS6

Oct 19, 2014

RT @allymanning: Happy @CbusMarathon day! @XanaE and I will be armed with H2O at the Jaeger water stop just after mile 10.

Oct 15, 2014

Nice! RT @katzingers @DispatchAlerts A customer called and said, "I'll be there tonight. You can thank the Dispatch." So thanks!

Oct 14, 2014

@mouseandcat Well it's nice that it's a chuckle and not a forehead slap.

Oct 14, 2014

When you and the person across from you share annoyed looks because you got a mass email that uses "impact" as a verb. #partylikeajournalist

Oct 14, 2014

@socraticgrant Hmm. I guess just in cities where they combine the pass with other forms of transportation.

Oct 14, 2014

@socraticgrant @COTABus I actually don't even mind paying for it. It's just that the ways to pay for it are inconvenient.

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