Tag Archives: online

From iPhone photo, to online, to print: Royal Farms chicken takes a tumble

A large chicken takes a tumble.

So, this is a first.

I was working this Saturday, and all hell broke loose with the weather.

I was driving back to the office from lunch when a monsoon erupted.

I called my editor and asked if I should get a photo of something going on to post with a web update.

The rain. People hating the rain. Whatever.

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Mapping social reactions to the York Galleria mall cockroach infestation: I’m multi-platform, yo.

This is the closed food court, caution tape and all. My editor, Cathy Hirko, noticed I’m getting a little artsy fartsy with my iPhone photos.

The other day, I posted about Gathering Point, this neat tool you can use to make social maps that update in realtime to complement stories.

On Tuesday, I had the perfect opportunity to see it in action: A cockroach infestation that closed the food court at the York Galleria mall.

On a side note, that day, I pretty much almost crashed my car on Rt. 30.

En route to the mall, I had my notepad pinned against the steering wheel while I took notes from Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Samantha Krepps. Continue reading

ScribbleLive adventures, frozen yogurt and chatting about the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, upheld by the Supreme Court on Thursday, is confusing to say the least.

So, I figured it might be fun times to try and hold a live chat.

(I’ve decided to discontinue the weekly live chats, I think, and focus them on timely, current events as they happen.)

This was the perfect opportunity. Continue reading

Stoopin’ in the city: No one is safe from the Boyer CreeperCam

Tis the season to be stoopin'! I snagged this gem with my iPhone and posted it on ydr.com's York City Limits blog.

To be clear, I have never in my life owned an iPhone.

So, when I was chosen for Digital First Media’s ideaLab team, I was thrilled with the prospect of having a high quality digital camera (as well as the Twitters) at my disposal at all times. Continue reading

Why it’s never too early to think about DEATH: An estate planning live chat

Attorney Thomas Shorb of Stock & Leader chatted about estate planning with ydr.com readers on Friday.

I’m open to almost any topic with these live chats. The crazier the better.

Panelists currently floating around my head include:

Sexperts.

Marriage counselors.

Ghost hunters.

Anything, really, that’s going to create a captive digital audience.

Lately, though, I’ve been focusing my live chats on lawyers — a traditional example of a professional a person might have to pay to meet with. Continue reading

Third weekly live chat: Ask the advice of an energy consultant

Click here to check out my latest weekly business live chat with Richards Energy Group of Manheim, Pa.

At YDR.com, I’ve done three weekly Friday live chats on our business page. One was with a dating coach. The other allowed readers to ask tax prep questions to a local CPA firm.

I’m trying to use Cover It Live to engage readers in conversation with types of advisers they might have to pay or make an effort to meet with. Continue reading