Louisville Ranked Eighth in Social Media

A study from the University of Chicago ranks Louisville as the eight best social media city in the U.S. According to a statement from the university, the “rankings reflected opportunity for citizen participation and information, including: hosting of open data portals comments allowed on blogs and social networks the extent to which online discussions concerned… Continue reading Louisville Ranked Eighth in Social Media

Louisville Metro Prepared for Snowstorms, Uses Social Media

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city will use social media to communicate with the public during snow storms this year. Fischer announced winter weather plans while surrounded by members of the city’s snow team. The public will now be able to follow updates on the Twitter feed @LouSnowPlow or the Metro Public Works Facebook… Continue reading Louisville Metro Prepared for Snowstorms, Uses Social Media

Mayor’s Staff Expecting Lively Virtual Town Hall

Mayor Greg Fischer and a team of city officials will be on hand later this month for Metro Government’s first-ever virtual town hall. The mayor’s “Talk to Greg” community meetings are typically held at schools across the city. But on the 15th, Fischer will invite Louisvillians to submit questions and comments to him on his… Continue reading Mayor’s Staff Expecting Lively Virtual Town Hall

News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media, Part 2

Saturday, January 16, 2010 9pm Producer: CBC News Listen Again For more than a hundred years, the tools of journalistic production – the ability to report, photograph and record events and distribute that material to a mass audience – have resided in the hands of a small group of people who, by convention and by… Continue reading News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media, Part 2

News 2.0: The Future of News in the Age of Social Media, Part 1

Saturday, January 9, 2010 9pm Producer: CBC News Listen Again For more than a hundred years, the tools of journalistic production – the ability to report, photograph and record events and distribute that material to a mass audience – have resided in the hands of a small group of people who, by convention and by… Continue reading News 2.0: The Future of News in the Age of Social Media, Part 1

Employers, Privacy & Social Media

You might use social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook to share pictures with far-away siblings, keep up with the soap opera of your best friend’s dating life, or surreptitiously look up old flames to see if they’re still cute. Your employer or potential employer could be using them, too – to see how you conduct yourself on the weekends, what you really think about your job, or whether you’re the type of person they want representing their company. Listen to the Show

Lose a job to Facebook?

On August 19th State of Affairs will be discussing Employers, Privacy and Social Media. It’s a fancy title that simply means, did your pictures of you doing an upside down tequila shot at your favorite college bar cost you that great job at the accounting firm? Or you, what about those “private” pictures you posted… Continue reading Lose a job to Facebook?