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Sree Sreenivasan

New York, NY
Social Media Blogger and NYC Chief Digital Officer
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Chief Digital Officer, @NYCgov • 3 yrs @metmuseum; 21 yrs @columbia • 17 yrs @RoopaOnline • IG: /sreenet • 🚶🏾

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked as an intern at the Fiji Sun. First paid job was as a proofreader for the Sunday Observer in New Delhi, India.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I learned to type on a typewriter when I was 11. My mom thought it was a handy skill to acquire and she was right!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Kermit the Frog.

A Note of Thanks — In about 12 hours, I start my new gig as Chief Digital officer of New York City. I will be sharing my journey here and even more on Twitter (@sree - in case we aren't connected there yet). I want to take this opportunity and say thank you.

8 overused buzzwords to avoid on your LinkedIn profile — Who knew the world was so creative? That buzzword, "creative," is once again the world's most overused self-description on LinkedIn, as measured by descriptions in member profiles. Unless LinkedIn users are disproportionately creative, that wouldn't be the word most of us would use to describe most professionals we know (of course, all my colleagues are exceptionally creative and wonderful).

NYT Magazine Poem, By Brynn Saito, read by Sree, July 31, 2016 by Sree Sreenivasan — I usually read the Sunday NYT out loud on Facebook Live each week, but since I am in India, that's not so easy to do. Instead, I decided to read something I read each week, the NYT Sunday Magazine poem.

Am leaving The Met after three magical years. — How did people say goodbye before Medium came along? ? Given that some of the best posts I've read on Medium are goodbyes and other transition notes [see Baratunde's eg: I'm Leaving The Daily Show], it's appropriate that my first Medium post is a farewell note.

@Sree in Lugano (with images, tweets) · sree · Storify

#SreeNonProfits: Workshop on digital & nonprofits — Feb. 25, 2016, hosted by @Columbia_SPS. Many thanks to the organizers, @causeglobal, @howardgr, @tomwatson. And great to be back @columbiajourn.

Does the Internet Make Us More Generous? — Crowdsourced funding for charity has also resulted in crowdsourced funding for non-charitable projects. While this doesn't meet the usual definition of generosity, it's clear that being generous is a major factor in why people participate. Related Questions Kickstarter, a funding source for creative projects, has raised pledges of almost $400 million for almost 75,000 projects (with a successful-completion rate of around 43%).

Setting Up Digital to Tell Stories to a Global Audience — As the first Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Sree Sreenivasan leads the charge in managing and producing digital content - which means storytelling for a global audience.

Next Steps in the Met's Digital Evolution — "Last week, the Met's Twitter feed marked the twentieth anniversary of the launch of the Museum's website. A look back at the press release, "Metropolitan Museum to inaugurate Internet homepage on World Wide Web," shows how forward-thinking the Met was at the time (this is almost two years before was registered as a domain and before some major U.S.

Bill Grueskin's Emails about the 9/11 Attacks and Their Aftermath — 2014 UPDATE: Bill Grueskin, formerly Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia Journalism School, is now an executive editor at Bloomberg and a Columbia professor. Follow him on Twitter: @BGrueskin] September 2011--In 2001, Bill Grueskin, a senior editor at the Wall Street Journal, worked and lived in Battery Park City, near the World Trade Center.
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Oct 28, 2016

Thanks for all the burdae wishes, folks! I love my birthday but also like this @cartoonconnie cartoon. Have a great day, all! 👍🏾

Oct 27, 2016

RT @sdkstl: $TWTR promises "meaningful updates" in safety and enforcement coming next month. From shareholders letter:

Oct 27, 2016

RT @willmcguinness: "Twitter is a mirror to humanity. But unfortunately, it's a distorted mirror," Tow director @EmilyBell tells @NPR.

Oct 27, 2016

RT @perryhewitt: Wikipedia community and Internet Archive partner to fix one million broken links on Wikipedia 

Oct 27, 2016

A colleague said he didn't realize it was going to rain today. I said he needed to subscribe to @feelio_hq emails:

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