As someone that has worked as a social marketer since the dawn of (social media) time, I’m always plugged in. I’m checking Facebook, I’m on Twitter, I’m checking in on Foursquare while Instagramming my life away. News comes at me constantly and quickly and, rarely do I pause and think (or usually in my case, utter out loud) that a news day (or two days) is especially noteworthy or busy. The last two days have been an exception to that rule. So in no particular order, here’s why:
Ed Koch: This is a huge loss for New York and for the world of politics. Ed Koch had more chutzpa and character than most (especially most politicians). Never afraid to speak his mind, Koch stood when most would sit. He was iconic to New York and I can’t remember a time when I couldn’t recall his face and name.
Almost too ironically, a documentary about the late Mayor, Koch, is coming out shortly and I can’t wait to see it to learn more about, and, pay tribute to New York’s most famous Mayor.
Ron Jeremy: Gross. Sad. Grosser! Sadder! Oy. I sat next to Ron Jeremy on a flight back to New York from LA this summer. He was, umm, everything you’d think he’d be. And for those that have seen the musical Avenue Q, the puppets really had it right when they said, “the internet is for porn.” I posted a photo with Jeremy to my Facebook right before the flight took off and had well over 100 likes and 50 some comments by the time I landed. I’ve never seen anything like it or met anyone like him. That said, I’ve never been more relived for a plane to land. That guy is really, umm, something. That said, I wish him a speedy recovery!
Beyonce: Oh, GIRL! You tell ‘em! She called a press conference yesterday and was all, what did you say about me!? Cause ya know what she did? She SANG.
Vine: This is everywhere. EVERYWHERE (I mean, just scroll down). It’s nuts. I really love when a social network is an overnight ragefest and haven’t seen anything make noise this fast since Chat Roulette. I’m really excited to see what the next month looks like for Vine.
Sharon Feder: As a fellow woman and longtime friend, I was so proud to see Sharon being recognized for the smart, savvy and incredible businesswoman she is. I regularly turn to her for advice and it was wonderful to see her smart insights on a platform like Forbes. The article, The Rise of Female Chief Operating Officers: Meet Mashable's Sharon Feder says it all. Check it out!
And way to go, Sharon!
As Ed Koch would say, "How'm I doing?" It could be that it was only my newsfeed that was buzzing from all the news and that it’s just been a regular day (fine, two), but it sure felt like a lot to me! What made news for YOU this week?
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