Posts made in July, 2012

DAY 27

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in The Blog | Comments Off on DAY 27

DAY 27

We got up early to be at Mount Rushmore right at 8am. The weather cooperated, and we got some gorgeous footage and photographs. I also took a photo for a family of ten. And by a photo, I mean like 12 photos, because I am bad at using cameras. Sorry, family of ten. We headed to Crazy Horse, which is supposed to be an enormous sculpture of Crazy Horse on a crazy horse, but is currently just a face. The sculptors started work on the monument in 1948. At this rate, it should be finished in about 450 years. I can only assume the delay is due to funding issues. Perhaps a Kickstarter is in order? As...

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DAY 26

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in The Blog | Comments Off on DAY 26

DAY 26

We woke up from our NyQuil-induced slumber in Worthington, Minnesota, in the worst motel of the trip thus far. I don’t want to talk about it. We exited the motel room via the window and didn’t look back. As far as I recall, the day went something like this: Take NyQuil. Dream of Twitter. Wake up, ask where we are. Fall asleep before getting an answer. Dream of Twitter. Wake up, ask what day it is. Fall asleep before getting an answer. Dream of Twitter. Wake up, ask what time it is, fall asleep before getting answer. Dream of hay bales on Twitter? Wake up, go to Wall Drug, take some more...

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DAY 25

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in The Blog | Comments Off on DAY 25

DAY 25

We woke up in Chicago, and learned about the Aurora theatre shooting from Twitter. I’m not good at talking about tragedy. I don’t feel like I have anything to add to the conversation. But I think we all have a need to connect with one another when something like this happens. I think that’s why we gather to leave flowers and mourn at the sites where terrible things happen. Why thousands of people showed up to hear President Obama speak in Aurora. And why we go straight to Twitter when our world is turned upside-down. Not just for the news, but to gather and connect with each other in a...

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DAY 24

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in The Blog | Comments Off on DAY 24

DAY 24

Chicago. LOVE this town. We met up with @dansinker in Evanston in the morning, prior to his dentist appointment (thanks for fitting us in – hope your teeth are well). Dan is a bit of a Twitter celebrity. In 2010 to 2011, he secretly penned the parody account of Rahm Emanuel, @MayorEmanuel, during his bid for Mayor of Chicago. From his first tweet (f*** you right in your f***ing face-hole), it was clear that Dan’s story would be irreverent, immediate, and irresistible. With a cast of characters that included David Axelrod, Carl the intern, and a duck named Quaxelrod, it is still, IMHO, the...

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Baltimore Insider

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on Baltimore Insider

Councilman’s Tweets land him spot in ‘Follow Friday’ film By Jill RosenThe Baltimore Sun7:53 a.m. EDT, July 12, 2012 Baltimore Councilman Nick J. Mosby has Tweeted himself into a movie role. He’ll be playing himself — a guy who Tweets a lot.With just over 500 followers, the District 7 representative might not be the biggest presence on Twitter. But he’s apparently being followed by the right people. He’ll be one of 140 personalities from the millions on the social media site included in a documentary called “Follow Friday.”The...

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North Baltimore Patch

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on North Baltimore Patch

      Councilman’s Tweets Lead to Documentary Interview Councilman Mosby was interviewed for Follow Friday the Film. By Adam Bednar Email the author July 12, 2012 Councilman Nick Mosby’s use of social media, especially following the derecho storm nearly two weeks ago, has landed him a spot in a documentary. According to an email sent from Mosby’s office, the councilman was interviewed for the documentary Follow Friday the Film. According to the Kickstarter page, where the filmmakers are raising money for the project, the documentary examines the influence of...

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Gavin in the Hall

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on Gavin in the Hall

FOLLOWFRIDAY + BOOKER = TWITTER GOLD FOR NJ SCHOOLS MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012 AT 3:16PM | GAVIN Follow Friday the Film continues to blow the Twitterverse’s mind by demonstrating the true power of social media. This weekend, in less than 3 hours, tweeps raised more than $8,000 after Newark MayorCory Booker agreed to be interviewed for the film and match all donations made, which will go towards Uncommon Schools. It all started when Twitter user @cdiemnj tweeted Booker to say, “if you let @erinscafe interview you for #ffthefilm I will personally donate $140 to the charity of your...

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Riffing on Writing Podcast

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on Riffing on Writing Podcast

Riffing on Writing #1 – Erin Faulk, Follow Friday The Film by Jason in Riffing on Writing Podcast It’s here, it’s finally here! The very first episode of Riffing on Writing, a weekly podcast hosted by yours truly. In this first episode, I talk with Erin Faulk who is currently traveling from Los Angeles across the country, filming an independent documentary on the cultural phenomenon of Twitter. It’s a fascinating story about the power of social, crowdfunding via KickStarter, and what happens when circumstance and passion drives a really good idea. Erin and crew are...

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NJ Kegstand

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on NJ Kegstand

Mayor Booker Matches Your Donations on TwitterPosted on 07 July 2012 by Brian Kraker Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark and a presence on Twitter, took an offer from a Twitter follower to conduct an interview for a $250 donation to a charity raising money for Newark schools. Booker not only matched the offer, but he also opened up his own Twitter charity fundraiser allowing people to pledge money to a Newark charity while matching each contribution. The Twitter follower, @FF_TheFilm is travelling cross-country to meet strangers whose “online suggestions shape our daily lives” according...

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News 14 Carolina

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on News 14 Carolina

07/07/2012 06:29 PM Documentary film crew focusing on social media travels across NC By: News 14 Carolina Staff CHARLOTTE—A documentary film crew is making its way across North Carolina looking at the power of social media. Follow Friday the Film is looking into relationships developed on Twitter. It started when the director read an article that said 72-percent of Americans trust the recommendations of a stranger online, as much as they trust a personal friend. Therefore for 28 days, she is traveling the country to meet 140 people she follows on twitter, whom she has never met...

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