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Articles tagged with 'twitter'


Twitter shoots down stars, hearts hearts instead

Published Nov. 3, 2015

Last night, you likely favorited your last tweet. This morning, Twitters users were likely surprised to discover the golden star of social media recognition was replaced by cute little red hearts, as favoriting has now been turning into liking (wonder what Facebook has to say about that).


Criticizing sports fans is just sour grapes

Published April 7, 2015

In the overwhelming joy about the Badgers victory over Kentucky, there were a few threads that claimed it was silly to root while so much serious stuff was going on in the world. The people filling social media with such thoughts totally missed the point.


Conversation: A chat with WITI's Ted Perry

Published Jan. 28, 2015

The story tellers don't just repeat what happened. The reporters, producers, editors, video and photo journalists, engineers, managers and directors ... they all have had a hand in what is shaped before it is delivered. Ted Perry is one of those people.


The different versions of me

Published Jan. 6, 2015

I remember back in college, I came to the realization that several different versions existed of me. Those different versions of me continue to this day, but nowhere are they more pronounced than on social media. I embraced Twitter long before Facebook and Instagram, but now active on all three, you'll experience a totally different Andy Tarnoff if you only look in one place.


A simple tweet helps takes down a tattered banner

Published Aug. 29, 2014

The months old, "Now Open" banner was ruining the view, the street and the patio's look and feel. So, I tweeted about it. Respectfully, of course. And, nearly instantly, management responded.


Local fundraiser based on "Dancing with the Stars"

Published Jan. 28, 2014

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin used dancing as the draw for its Spotlight on Life dinner that illuminated more than 2,000 children and adults waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Wisconsin.


Hank Aaron tweets? Yes, he does

Published Jan. 22, 2014

Hank Aaron has only tweeted eight times, but he made news with his last one by sending a message to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.


Love of sports brought Hutchison to WISN-TV Ch. 12 reporting post

Published Dec. 16, 2013

Ben Hutchison gets to experience southeastern Wisconsin most mornings as a live reporter for WISN-TV Ch. 12's morning newscasts. But before taking the gig at the ABC affiliate, his experience with Milwaukee was directly related to his love of baseball.



Published Dec. 5, 2013

The hashtag #confessyourunpopularopinion was hot on Twitter yesterday. This national hashtag made me think, what's your unpopular Milwaukee opinion? Use the talkbacks, Twitter or Facebook and vent away.


Welcome back, John Axford

Published July 3, 2013

Very quietly, Milwaukee Brewers reliever John Axford has put together a very good season since way back on April 9. Have you noticed? The pitcher opens up about how he fixed his mechanics, Twitter tough guys and dealing with boos for the first time.


Twitter is just a tool

Published April 24, 2013

My students who read this post are going to laugh because I had a soapbox moment about this in class last week. Here is my current media "thing": Twitter is a tool used by human beings. It can be used for both good and evil. It can be used with skill and finesse or with ineptitude and incompetence. My concern is that many of us seem to lose our common sense when it comes to evaluating the difference on the social media site.