Author Archives: Kevin Loker

Junior, George Mason University

From tweeting to meeting

Speak up: #ONA10 session culture

Facebook was only seven months old when journalists and Web enthusiasts convened for the Online News Association’s first conference in Hollywood, Calif., in 2004. Blogs were still sometimes referred to as “Web logs.” Real-time social media? Barely there. Take a look at this 2004 comment from conference attendee and college professor Barbara Iverson: Real time blogging [...]

Tech trends: Webb’s hits and misses from ’09

When it comes to emerging technologies for real world-application in communications, Amy Webb’s often right on the mark. Or even ahead of it. Sometimes, however, news groups don’t buy in. Here’s Webb’s list of 10 tech trends from 2009, with a short status update on where they are and how companies are using them now. [...]