A highlight of this year’s SXSW was running into my friend Yiying Lu. I first met Yiying when she came to America for the first time in her life in 2009 to pick up her Shorty Award for designing Twitter’s Fail Whale. Now she’s hiding behind the design she made for the SXSWi Big Bag.
Many aspring journalists wonder how Craig Kanalley has been so successful in the social news business, rising in just a few years from senior editor at Huffington Post to NBC News’ first social media editor. I captured his secret method in this gif at Columbia Journalism School’s lobby during Social Media Weekend.
Ran into meme veteran Ellie Rountree at Social Media Weekend. Since she’s now the media outreach manager at one of the few social platforms that supports animated gifs (Google+), I thought it was only right she be turned into one.