It’s a Beautiful Day in the Pittsburgh Social Media Neighborhood

I’ve been thinking about neighborhoods and neighbors lately. One of the things I love about Pittsburgh is its neighborliness. From what I’ve seen Pittsburgh has some of the friendliest people in the world. They make good neighbors, and Fred Rogers was the exemplar par excellence. It’s sort of a city with […]

PCPGH5 Video: “Tools, not Toys: Teaching Practical Social Media Use in Journalism and Beyond” Bob Britten

Tools, not Toys: Teaching Practical Social Media Use in Journalism and Beyond Does the seeming social media savvy of your students leave you wondering how you can teach these people? While your students may log on to Facebook every hour, few have given thought to applying that experience to practical […]

PCPGH5 Video: Using Drupal 7 for Blogging” David Wheeler

Using Drupal 7 for Blogging The Drupal 7 version of the Drupal CMS is being released with improved features for bloggers including ease of installation and maintenance and improved handling of images, videos, and audio tracks. This session will cover reasons for using Drupal, installation and maintenance of a Drupal […]

PCPGH5 Video: “Memo From Your Blog’s Legal Department” Cristopher Hoel

Memo From Your Blog’s Legal Department What? Your blog doesn’t have (or need) a legal department? This session might change your mind, by providing introductory, general information concerning legal issues relevant to bloggers. Topics may include copyright (including fair use); defamation (including liability for third-party content); shield laws and compulsory […]

PCPGH5 Video: “SWF Seeks… The Birth of a Blog: How I Evolved from Lurker to Creator” Terra McBride of Stylish White Female

SWF Seeks… The Birth of a Blog: How I Evolved from Lurker to Creator Terra McBride has been involved in social media in some form since 1998. But it was in November 2009 when McBride went from a relatively passive participant to a full-blown content creator. She began her personal […]

PCPGH5 Video: “Tweeting to 13.1 Miles: How Social Media Has Impacted Health and Fitness” Deanna Ferrari

Tweeting to 13.1 Miles: How Social Media Has Impacted Health and Fitness It’s no question social media has changed the way we communicate, but it has also tremendously impacted the health and fitness world. With the explosion of “foodie” and fitness blogs, people have a new way to approach a […]