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Things, they are a changin’

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I’ll be able to say more soon, but I can say this: My husband and I are moving to sunny Orlando, Florida. 

We’ve been in Alabama for 5 years now. Add college, and I’ve spent about 9 years of my existence here in a state that has been very, very good to me. 

In Alabama, I:

Earned my college degree, 
Made lifelong friends, 
Met my husband,
Bought my first house,
Raised my puppy,
Made a mark in local media.

Alabama, you haven’t just been good to me. You’ve been great to me.
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Slides: Social media etiquette at Alabama PRSA

I lad the pleasure today of facilitating a breakout session at the Alabama PRSA All Things Social Conference.

My talk was titled Social Media Etiquette: Avoiding the Epic Fail. I had a really nice time talking with Alabama's best and brightest PR professionals, and I hope they got something good out of it.

I attended the rest of the conference as well, and especially enjoyed keynote speaker Morgan Murphy, who has done everything from set up a social networking site for car enthusiasts to write a book about food to serve in Afghanistan as Director of Media Outreach for the International Security Assistance Force.

Hats off to the Alabama PRSA for putting on a nice conference.

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In which I compare the Casey Anthony trial to ‘Jersey Shore’

I got a request from Brooke Carbo, a UA graduate student working at the Anniston Star, on Friday afternoon to discuss social media and the Casey Anthony trial. 

In "Locals react to Casey Anthony trial," I compared it to Jersey Shore. Of course what I'm talking about here is the Italian Anthony family, with the salacious "Casey-out-partying-while-Caylee's-missing" photos that surfaced. 

I didn't come to this conclusion on my own though — Roy Peter Clark actually came up with that, in a Poynter Institute chat I participated in last week.

I still stand by my quote, though.