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Response to "Twitter Trap"

A few weeks ago I made a visit to the New York Times newsroom. Walking past a cubicle, I was introduced to Bill Keller, the Editor-in-Chief. Upon learning I work at Twitter, he said back, “I’m actually writing a piece about Twitter right now.” “Go easy on us,” I joked. His piece,  The Twitter Trap,…

Katie Couric's Social Media Path

About a month ago, I connected Katie Couric and Brian Solis for a conversation about Katie’s push into new media which started in 2008. What ensued was a discussion about the challenges, the opportunities and the areas of exploration they both think about when it comes to the convergence of “new” and “old” media. What…

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010

What are you #Thankful for? I went to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade today to find out….enjoy and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2YtWWUbiug&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube] Erica AndersonEricaAmericamacysparadethankfulthanksgiving

Privacy Is Lost And That’s OK

My version of family dinner happens anytime after 9pm – on a weeknight, with food or without food, at my quiet NYC apartment. Sitting in front of my roommate’s flat screen TV. Matching silver laptops in front of us and on the coffee table – a pair of iPhones. Eyes dodging back-and-forth between browsers and…

The Downside of the Internet

Discovery. Essential to what we do as online entrepreneurs, in the business of information exchange. Tonight I’m surfing YouTube. The CBSNewsOnline channel to be exact (as well other lesser-known channels like RT and Fora.tv). Which means watching clips, taking notes, jotting down views and thinking about the content. What makes exceptional click-worthy video journalism? While…

The New York Times and the 20-Somethings

Robin Marantz Henig’s piece in the New York Times today, ‘What Is It About 20-Somethings?‘ left me with an abundance of thoughts. The article starts out by describing what the ‘milestones’ of adulthood are: completing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying and having a child. And since numbers show my generation hasn’t hit those…

The Information Gap: Fact-Based International News

When I first moved to Washington in August 2006, I found a rich international culture. And within months of exploring the city, I was reminded of what I had always known – I love looking at the U.S. from behind the lens of international news. The first time I left the U.S. (Indiana might I…