Excerpt: Investigative Journalism in the Age of the Social Web

This is an excerpt of my most recent feature on Mashable.com. Read it in full here. In a society that is more connected than ever, investigative journalists that were once shrouded in mystery are now taking advantage of their online community relationships to help scour documents and uncover potential wrongs. The tools and information now […]


Top 20 Sites to Improve Your Twitter Experience

This is an excerpt that originally appeared on Mashable.com. Read the full post on Mashable. “140-character status updates to a network of followers.” That makes Twitter sound simple. But in fact, the social information platform has grown to be much more complex than its 140 character-limit suggests. The site not only connects people, but has […]


Ben Parr on the importance of social media in today’s world

Here is a live chat that I participated in today at the Columbia Journalism School. We had Mashable’s Co-Editor Ben Parr come speak about the importance of social media in today’s world. A good thing to read through on his thoughts. One thing that stuck out to me was that Parr thinks that we may […]


7 ways to make news sites more social

This is an excerpt from a post I wrote for Mashable.com: Journalism is supposed to be a conversation, but often news websites don’t provide the tools for that conversation to take place. Implementing social media tools and allowing readers to connect to the organization through Twitter, Facebook () and other networks, can make it easier […]


5 reasons why Twitter will continue to grow

Here is an excerpt from a post I wrote for Mashable.com, which appeared today. With all the skepticism of whether it’s just a social media fad and questions about how the company expects to generate revenue, Twitter has left many critics silent by continuing to grow. Though the company has made some improvements, including its […]


10 ways universities use social media to share information

Excerpt from my Mashable.com post today that looks at how various universities are using social media: Instead of focusing their attention on promoting information to mainstream media, some university public affairs offices are using the power of social media to engage the community directly. In many cases, social media tools like Facebook Pages have given […]