November 1, 2011 |
The CTA joined the Twitterverse on Tuesday morning. At about 11 a.m., @CTA tweeted: "An official announcement from the CTA: Hello. " The same message was posted to the CTA's new Facebook page. This is the transit agency's first official foray into social media. The CTA said it plans to tweet breaking news updates and connect with riders. "We've long kept up with what people are saying about CTA on blogs and on Twitter, but haven't been a part of that conversation until now," CTA President Forrest Claypool said in a news release Monday.
September 20, 2012 |
Social Media Week is fast approaching--Sept. 24-28--and Chicago is taking center stage with more than 90 events around the city as part of the global celebration of social media nerdery. RedEye's been on the social media game for years and years--we just celebrated our 4th Twitter birthday!--so we had to get involved. Just in a slightly different way. Join us for RedEye's The Social , a web- and social media-focused talk show that both celebrates and laments all things social media.
September 18, 2013 |
He's got a seat with one of the best views in all of sports in the Wrigley Field press box, but on a Cubs game day you'll almost never find the team's communications manager Kevin Saghy in it. "I love the view from the press box, but it can be hard to engage as we would want to if we sat up here for all nine innings," he said. Saghy, who along with colleague Mary Reisert serves as the voice behind the team's @cubs Twitter feed, prefers to spend his days at the ballpark using the account to connect with fans on a personal level.
January 6, 2013 |
Instead of searching every social media platform, residents now can go to one place to find and track Chicago's mayor. The mayor's office on Sunday launched Chicago Digital at digital.cityofchicago.org . The site is designed to make it easier to find information and quicker for Chicago to learn about projects and apps, said Kevin Hauswirth, director of social media for the mayor's office. “It should be easy to find the information that people need from us and you shouldn't have to dig through a website to learn about digital innovation happening in city of Chicago,” Hauswirth said.
February 28, 2012 |
It's silly to me that whenever sports are represented in a novel or movie set in a dystopian future, it's always about how people will be forced to murder each other as part of a grotesque professional sport/reality show. If anything, recent rules changes have rendered most sports less violent, making anything in "The Hunger Games" or "Rollerball" pretty unlikely. A more realistic piece of science fiction involving sports would be something like this: In 2020, the New York Jeremy Lins (Linsanity, indeed!
July 26, 2012 |
Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas' awared-winning restaurant Alinea has officially switched from traditional reservations to the online ticketing system used by its sibling restaurant Next. Achatz and Kokonas announced a release of August tickets via Facebook and Twitter on Thursday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. A small number of tickets still appeared to be available at 5:30 p.m., according to alinearestaurant.com, the site where tickets are sold. Ticket releases for September through November will be announced via the same social media outlets, according to an announcement on Alinea's Facebook page .
January 10, 2013 |
In case you were wondering, it really is Sammy Sosa, the real Sammy Sosa, on social media. Rebecca Polihronis, marketing manager for Injex 21, a company that makes needle-free technology for drugs that are injected, confirmed Thursday that the former Cubs star has joined the image-sharing site Pinterest . Sosa is the CEO of Injex 21. “We're learning social media, we're not pros at it yet, but we're working on it,” she said, also confirming...
May 22, 2013 |
A handful of elderly folks stopped, peered past a set of double glass doors, scratched their heads and were on their way. “Why's there a bird on the door?” one passerby said, index finger stapled to her chin and forehead scrunched. The younger crowd had a much different reaction. Once the youngsters spotted the sign that hangs just below Section 154 at U.S. Cellular Field, a slight nod of the head and a casual peek inside came to be expected. “This is pretty convenient,” 19-year-old Dylan Goll said.
April 4, 2013 |
Ald. William Burns (4th), 39 Three city issues that should be on our radar : social services, poverty, and economic development. Is being young on the City Council an advantage or disadvantage? I think that being young is an advantage. I approach challenges and people with a fresh perspective. The job also requires a tremendous amount of energy -- as a freshman alderman, I don't have as many staffers at my disposal as committee chairmen do, so I end up writing letters to constituents and working along side my staff.
January 27, 2013 |
As a guy whose job it is to make sure the White Sox brand remains strong, the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax represents one of chief marketing officer Brooks Boyer's worst nightmares. "When you think of how big the Manti Te'o brand was during the season, that brand has been knocked down," Boyer said at SoxFest. "That can happen to the White Sox, it can happen to Pepsi, it can happen to anybody. " Lennay Kekua might not be a real person, but Boyer said Te'o's fake girlfriend does serve as a real-life cautionary tale for all pro athletes, especially given the fact that social media has completely changed how they interact with the public.