“Regardless the choice of search engine, though, the first step in information-seeking was always the use of such a service, which was typically referred to as a verb. And yes, in addition to “google it,” some even said they would “yahoo it.””—
It’s with excitement that I tell the world that I will soon be joining L.A.’s KPCC as a community editor and social media specialist.
For a while, I have struggled with my love of journalism. This industry, which I love and respect, has dealt me a few blows. It’s made me wince, cry and scream.
But, in the end, I love it.
Some of you know I left journalism after getting laid off again. I lost faith for a minute.
Then, I helped start #wjchat, I did some work for spot.us and some other orgs and I started organizing ONA events in Los Angeles. I realized I cannot walk away from journalism and some wonderful people I’ve met and spoken to in the past year have shown me that. You should know who you are and I cannot thank you enough for that.
My hands are shaking as I type this. I keep my personal thoughts out of my lifestream most of the time, but I’m going to be honest here: I’m scared and so excited I might burst. I thought a long time about this move and there were a lot of tough decisions along the way.
This is my dream job and KPCC is an organization I’ve watched since I moved to L.A. I cannot be luckier than to be in a position to help them grow, engage and tackle this great city.
It’s an exciting time for online journalism. I hope I can live up to it.
“The results were impressive: Business people with entropic networks were three times more innovative than people with predictable networks. Because they interacted with lots of different folks, they were exposed to a much wider range of ideas and “non-redundant information”.”—
“Pew also noted that African-Americans and Hispanics are leading the charge for the growth use of nonvoice mobile data functions. In all, 46 percent of non-Hispanic blacks and 51 percent of English-speaking Hispanics reported using their phones for internet access, compared with 33 percent of non-Hispanic white Americans. Furthermore, 18 percent of African-Americans, 16 percent of English-speaking Hispanics and 10 percent of whites are “cell-only wireless users” — which means their sole access to the internet, e-mail or instant messaging is via their phones.”—
“NPR says it’s abbreviating the name it has used since its debut in 1971 because it’s more than radio these days. Its news, music and informational programming is heard over a variety of digital devices that aren’t radios; it also operates news and music Web sites.”—