Tech #tbt time

In recent weeks, I have been employing social media’s Throwback Thursday tradition (#tbt) to share new pictures via my Instagram account of some of my older tech devices, which recently surfaced at home. I threw in a picture of myself for good measure. #tbt: Before we had smartphones and social media — just about 10 years ago…

Preparing students for the DNC in Philadelphia

For the past six months, and for every waking minute in recent days, I have been managing operations for a project we call the Temple DNC News Bureau, in my role with the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. From now through the end of the Democratic Convention, you can catch reports from…

Getting your Instagram photos back into your Twitter timeline

Do you remember how great it used to look when you could post your Instagram photos into your Twitter timeline? Then, Twitter went and changed the process, leaving followers to see only an Instagram link, perhaps because Instagram was acquired by rival Facebook. Well, I recently started using “If this, then that” at ifttt.com, a…

Internet countdown #FAIL

I had the chance to watch the world’s largest rocket take off Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying the top secret NROL-65 payload into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office. When I went to see a Space Shuttle launch in the 1990’s, I had to carry a one of my police scanning…