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We’ve all heard of the 10-year challenge. Here’s my own version — what I was looking at five days ago on Playa Mujeres, Mexico, versus what I was looking at this morning during my commute in Albany.
Would you vote for either of these guys?
#TBT: Capital District Sings, 2011
Originally posted October 10, 2011: Capital District Sings at timesunion:
Capital District Sings brought together a bunch of choruses on Sunday afternoon at Proctors in Schenectady. Albany Pro Musica hosted the event that also featured Albany Gay Men’s Chorus, Chinese Community Center Chorus, Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus, Electric City Chorus, Capital District Youth Chorale, Mendelssohn Club and the Octavo Singers.
For more photos, go to http://blog.timesunion.com/localarts/photos-capital-district-sings-a-mohu-event/18471
Mike Jarboe, in memoriam; or, snapshots of a newspaperman
I am still in disbelief that Mike Jarboe is gone. I am so glad to have read so many stories about him and tributes to him, and that his family knows how many people he has touched and how deeply. Everyone who’s ever met Mike Jarboe has a Mike Jarboe story. Here are some of the things that come to my mind.
We worked together on the Times Union news copy desk for about six years. One of the best things for me about those years were the “slot/rim” meetings I had with him.
#518Day in the News
Thank you to The Daily Gazette and Saratogian for highlighting the #518Day social media campaign slated for Thursday, May 18
- The Daily Gazette, 05/13/17: #518Day returns Thursday to promote local arts scene
- Saratogian, 05/10/17: #518Day, Thursday, May 18
What is #518Day? Learn more about it on this page.
Scenes from Albany International Airport Solidarity Vigil, Jan. 29, 2017
The Solidarity Vigil at Albany International Airport was a true grass-roots action, with word spread via social media that attracted up to 1,000 people during the protest (from 10 am to just after 2 pm on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017).
Signs of protest in Albany, NY, Jan. 21, 2017
#518Day is already becoming a thing!
It’s great to see that people are already touting #518Day on social media (here and here) — and other media!
#518Day is a way for arts groups, venues, makers, and their fans and friends to celebrate the vibrant arts communities of the 518 area code on May 18 (5/18). Most people will take to social media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more — to send messages of support and to promote their own art, activities, and events.
You can see the latest tweets here.
Check out the Facebook event page here.
Part of my thinking behind #518Day is my belief in the democratic possibilities of social media for positive change. Most social media is free to sign up, though using it does require time and the ability to answer this question: What do I post?
#518Day gives everyone an answer, and an excuse to post something, and the chance to have their message amplified as people “like” and “retweet” and “regram” their posts. For example, I plan on retweeting to my Twitter followers and liking on Facebook and Instagram as many of the #518Day posts I come across. With the Tang’s social media accounts, I plan on promoting our current exhibitions and upcoming events.
In many social media allows for an organic way for the 518 region to identify itself because it is decentralized and open to all. Who knows, maybe we’ll get at least 518 tweets and posts!
I’ve heard from people who are getting ready, planning their Tweet, Instagram and Facebook strategies.
I’ve put some links to how to schedule Facebook posts on a Facebook Page, and tweets using TweetDeck here. https://michaeljanairo.com/join-the-celebration-of-518day/
Another tool that can be useful to schedule social media is Hootsuite. I use a free Hootsuite account both personally and where I work at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Here’s a quick start guide: https://help.hootsuite.com/hc/en-us/articles/204598140-Quick-start-guide
What are you doing to prepare for #518Day?