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A social media snapshot reveals the power and reach of mobile

What the heck is that? The illustration below is a NodeXL tool map graph created via the Social Media Lab at the University of Nebraska Omaha. It illustrates the various flight paths of Tweets that made mention of the MobileMe&You … Continue reading

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A Nebraska legend turns 100: Don Meier

Happy 100th birthday Don Meier. This Oshkosh, Nebraska native and College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln strides across the century mark today. I talk with Don and Lorena by phone several times a year … Continue reading

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Corn leaves in the wind (and other drought effects)

I’ve never seen it before. Across Lincoln, foot-long dried corn leaves are flying in from miles away, blown by the wind, scattered across city lawns and parks.  The browned corn leaves that seemingly have a life and journey of their … Continue reading

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Fall in Lincoln, Nebraska

Today was one of those memorable fall days in Lincoln, Nebraska. A cold, clear morning. The streaming sunlight shined on leaves that clung to branches or lay, fallen and scattered, on the ground. The tree colors burn brightly for a … Continue reading

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The Keystone XL pipeline: Missing the point

The controversy surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline reached new heights Friday when the U.S. State Department hosted the last in a series of public hearings on the 1,700 mile pipeline. It would carry tar sand crude oil from Canada … Continue reading

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Missouri River turns Midwest areas into Waterworld

Heavy rains this week have compounded historic flooding on the Missouri River in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, rendering many towns, villages and rural areas a Midwestern version of Waterworld.  As I write this update tonight, … Continue reading

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The Missouri River roars and humbles

One thing I like about the Midwest is that powerful weather still rules at times. Conversely, one of the things I fear about living here is that weather still rules at times.  All humans can do is bear witness, take … Continue reading

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The Haitian earthquake and social networking

You may be interested in this. I’ve been following the role social networking have played since the Haitian earthquake struck Tuesday. Internet reaction to the quake began surging within an hour after disaster struck. This Internet-driven information tidal wave is … Continue reading

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Pogo: We have seen the enemy, and he is us…

I’m proud of the new media training we provide students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Speaking of which: Tom Petner stirred my juices with his lead on TV Spy’s ShopTalk today. Tom … Continue reading

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When the river runs dry

The Omaha World-Herald became the latest casualty of the Internet today.  It joined a growing group of newspapers that are cutting printed editions in the face of declining circulation, higher newsprint costs, a slack economy  and an entire generation of … Continue reading

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