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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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The Packer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on The Packer

‘Follow Friday the Film’ finds industry support 06/28/2012 3:13:43 PM Tom Karst A film exploring social media in the lives of consumers has gained new followers in the fresh produce industry. Irving, Texas-based DMA Solutions Inc. and several produce companies have provided money and other resources to back a documentary film inspired by the popular Twitter hashtag “#followfriday.” The crew and cast of “Follow Friday the Film” set out June 26 to make a documentary in what the film’s website described as an 8,000 mile, 38-day cross-country journey “to meet...

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NBC’s Austin News KXAN

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in The News, The Videos | Comments Off on NBC’s Austin News KXAN

NBC’s Austin News KXAN

  Film to highlight power of the Internet Follows woman meeting her Twitter followers Updated: Saturday, 30 Jun 2012, 10:43 PM CDT Published : Saturday, 30 Jun 2012, 10:12 PM CDT AUSTIN (KXAN) – A unique project is taking some filmmakers across the country and right here to Austin — all to show the power of the internet. The film they’re working on is called “Follow Friday.” It is a movie all about social media. She was in Austin on Friday, traveling to the Dallas/Fort Worth area Saturday, and continuing on to Shreveport, La. after that. This...

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Film Stew

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in The News | Comments Off on Film Stew

Glendale Gal Hits the Road for #FollowFriday Doc It’s a great idea for an indie doc. Erin Faulk, who can be found on Twitter at @erinscafe, set off last week from Glendale, CA to meet some of her followers in person and record the whole experience as Follow Friday: The Film. She’s also blogging the production experience. After stops inVegas and at the Grand Canyon, the team pulled intoAustin Friday as part of their epic 28-day, 8,000-mile tweet-up: We talked to Ryan Criswell (@sayyesAustin), who says yes to pretty much anything, then blogs about it...

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