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Episode 157 - Ryan Farrell (@Ryan_Farrell6)

4/17/2018
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Ryan Farrell is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Purdue University. He has been working in marketing since 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is the also proud father of three children. [The Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by the National Institute for Social Media (NISM). You can learn more about their programs at nismonline.org.] Hear his story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does He Social?! Share your...

Duration:00:26:07

Episode 156 - Tess Kaytmaz (@tessmeonit)

4/3/2018
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Tess Kaytmaz currently works at Cross Fit Virtuosity in Brooklyn and is one of the most passionate people I've had the pleasure of meeting through social media (and previous guests, members of #SMUN). She has a background in social media - which she most recently has used to take on the challenge of mental health awareness. She is also a photographer and you'll find her active on Instagram at username tess_michael. [The Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by the National Institute for...

Duration:00:28:43

Episode 155 - Casie Shimansky Returns (@TheNameisCasie)

3/20/2018
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Casie Shimansky is an award-winning social media strategist for Cisco's talent brand team. She is a previous guest on the show and the first to return as an alum for a regular episode of the podcast. It's also possible you follow her dog on Instagram. [The Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by the National Institute for Social Media (NISM). You can learn more about their programs at nismonline.org.] Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does She Social?! Share your...

Duration:00:27:13

Episode 154 - Katie Santo (@HeyJustKatie)

3/6/2018
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Katie Santo is Web Training and Content Support Specialist at New York University. She has previously worked at Apple as an in-store guest/trainer expert. She joins the show with an engaging Twitter presence that is both educational and embraces pop culture. [The Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by the National Institute for Social Media (NISM). You can learn more about their programs at nismonline.org.] Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does She Social?! Share...

Duration:00:25:40

Sessions - Episode 8 (Twitter's New Bookmark Feature)

2/28/2018
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Welcome to the eighth episode of Why I Social Sessions - where we bring you short discussions focused on one singular topic. This is not your standard Why I Social episode where we learn about a guest - but instead - we focus on important topics impacting the social media space today. Today, on Why I Social Sessions, Chris discusses the addition of a bookmark feature to Twitter. On Episode 8 1. What is this feature and how do I use it? 2. What impact could this have on...

Duration:00:08:13

Episode 153 - Willis Williams (@Social_Chef)

2/20/2018
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Willis Williams is Digital Strategist for Dealer Authority. Originally from the Bronx, Williams currently lives in upstate New York and is active in the community volunteering at the Woodstock Film Festival. He is also an ambassador for Hootsuite. [The Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by the National Institute for Social Media (NISM). You can learn more about their programs at nismonline.org.] Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does He Social?! Share your...

Duration:00:31:53

Episode 152 - Justin Gatewood (@lightjump)

2/6/2018
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Justin Gatewood (@lightjump) is Web, SharePoint and Cloud Systems Administrator at Victor Valley College. He served as a member of the United States Navy from 1990 through 1995 as a Cryptologic Technician receiving the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. He is the recipient of multiple awards professionally including the 2016 MetaHero Award for "Best In Business Process" - as well as multiple "Best of Track" awards at higher education conferences. Hear her story on this week's episode....

Duration:00:35:58

Special Announcement: New Sponsor for Why I Social

2/6/2018
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Before releasing the next episode of Why I Social - episode 152 - host Chris Barrows has a special announcement to make regarding the new sponsor of the podcast. As the podcast has shifted focus - with a mission to really showcase people who not only social - but have stories that can impact and educate listeners - "education" has become a key term for the podcast. With this in mind - Why I Social is proud to introduce it's new sponsor - the National Institute for Social Media.

Duration:00:08:55

Episode 151 - Jessica Matthews (@purelyjess)

1/23/2018
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Jessica Matthews is the Digital Media Director for the First Lady of New York City. Her previous experience includes the New York Times and New York University. She also interned at Google before beginning her full-time career as a social media and digital marketing professional. Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does She Social?! Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google or Spotify. Follow at...

Duration:00:25:47

Five Favorites (Ep. 72) - The One With Ikea Babies

1/15/2018
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On this week's episode, our hosts discover Ikea's new line of products - pregnancy tests. Also, GoPro is more like "oh no". This week's Five Favorites: 1. Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket [Verge - story by Shannon Liao] 2. Viacom snaps up influencer platform Whosay as it looks to bulk up branded content offering [The Drum - story by Rebecca Stewart] 3. Ikea Releases Ad That Doubles As A Pregnancy Test and Reveals Crib Discount [Independent -...

Duration:00:37:04

Episode 150 - Dr. Josie Ahlquist (@josieahlquist)

1/9/2018
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Dr. Josie Ahlquist is a digital leadership educator (josieahlquist.com), teacher and speaker. She has been in education since 2003 including 12 years working at the university level. She currently serves as Research Associate and Instructor at Florida State University and has been named the "Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology blog" by Ed Tech Magazine three times since 2013. Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does She Social?! Share your thoughts on this...

Duration:00:28:06

Five Favorites (Ep. 71) - The One Where Every Fruit Goes Bad

1/8/2018
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On this week's episode, (spoiler) we somehow end up discussing our favorite fruits. Also, "Bright" really wasn't that bad and is "a lot better than Suicide Squad." This week's Five Favorites: 1. Iran blocks encrypted messaging apps amid nationwide protests [Verge - story by Russell Brandom] 2. Exclusive: Spotify files for its IPO [Axios - story by Dan Primack] 3. Netflix’s ‘Bright’ reached 11M viewers in its first three days, according to Nielsen [Techcrunch - story by Anthony Ha] 4....

Duration:00:34:19

Episode 149 - The State of the Podcast (2017)

12/27/2017
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On this week's episode, host Chris Barrows (@CBarrows) looks back at 2017, shares some of his favorite episodes (5, of course) and looks forward to 2018. Favorite Episodes include (in no particular order): Liz GrossJenn PatelMatt MarcinekDanny Vecchiarelli New episodes with great guests doing awesome things on social return in January! If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest Interested in being a part...

Duration:00:10:57

Five Favorites (Ep. 69) - The One With Too Much Tube

12/26/2017
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On this week's episode, it's basically a holiday episode. Only, no holiday music - because of music rights and stuff. Or time. You decide the reason. Also, the truth is out there. Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday, December 21st. This week's Five Favorites: 1. HQ Trivia’s founders are facing fundraising roadblocks after investors learned of alleged bad behavior [Recode - story by Kurt Wagner] 2. Forrester: YouTube is most popular social site for 12- to 17-year-olds [Social...

Duration:00:32:03

Five Favorites (Ep. 68) - The One With Less Digital Beef

12/18/2017
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On this week's episode, Amazon and Google have less beef. It's kind of like a sequel in the way The Last Jedi is a sequel to The Force Awakens. Also, we don't spoil The Last Jedi - in case that was some sort of a concern of yours. This week's Five Favorites: 1. Apple's iMac Pro arrives December 14, starting at $4,999 [TechCrunch - story by Brian Heater] 2. Storify Is Shutting Down [The Verge - story by Shannon Liao] 3. Feds reportedly spent 22 million on Mysterious UFO Program [CNET -...

Duration:00:28:30

Episode 148 - Chad Jennings (@ChadJennings22)

12/12/2017
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Chad Jennings is a beat writer and columnist for the Boston Herald. He previously has written for the Journal News (NY) and the Scranton Times-Tribune (Scranton). He currently covers the Boston Red Sox for the Herald and social plays a large role in that coverage. Hear his story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does He Social?! Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or Google Follow at @WhyISocial. Connect with Chad...

Duration:00:36:18

Five Favorites (Ep. 67) - The One With Digital Beef

12/11/2017
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On this week's episode, Amazon and Google have some beef. Also, it's pretty clear beef if on Zonozi's mind. This week's Five Favorites: 1. Apple's App of the Year Makes Sense If You've Been Paying Attention to the News [Slate] 2. Early Data Shows Tweets Are A Hit With Users [Buzzfeed] 3. Google is pulling YouTube off the FireTV and Echo Show as feud with Amazon grows [The Verge] 4. Hilton rolling out mobile-controlled hotel rooms in 2018 [ZDNet] 5. (Hot Topic) Sprout Social Acquires...

Duration:00:29:59

Five Favorites (Ep. 66) - The One Where Bitcoin Is The Reel Deal

12/4/2017
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On this week's episode, Amir and Chris break down what's up with this whole "Bitcoin" thing. Also, it's supersized. An extra 10 minutes just because we like you - or we had a lot to say - you decide. This week's Five Favorites: 1. Apple's had a shockingly bad week of software problems [The Verge] 2. YouTube is launching its own take on Stories with a new video format called ‘Reels’ [TechCrunch] 3. Denver to Boulder in eight minutes? Colorado will get first test track for a...

Duration:00:41:01

Episode 147 - Social Thanks from Why I Social Alumni

12/1/2017
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This week's episode is a bit of a callback - as alumni from previous episodes returned to give thanks - and props - to those in the space who have inspired them. Note: My sincere apologies for the delay on this week's episode. In light of being sick, I didn't realize it never went out as scheduled. My gratitude for understanding. Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or Google Follow at @WhyISocial. If you know someone who...

Duration:00:13:01

Five Favorites (Ep. 65) - The One Where Facebook Goes Streaking

11/27/2017
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On this week's episode, Amir and Chris confess their Black Friday purchases. Also, our hosts debate the intention behind a recent McDonald's tweet. Where do you stand? Also, what did you buy on Black Friday this year? Let us know using #FiveFavorites on Twitter. This week's Five Favorites: 1. Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are ‘talking about’ tweets [TechCrunch] 2. Facebook Confirms Testing of Snapchat Style Streaks Feature [CNet] 3. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'...

Duration:00:31:53

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