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Fiddling with Newsfeeds

August 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Social Media, Technology

A little over a week ago, I complained about Twitter on Twitter, annoyed that the company was starting to insert stuff into users’ newsfeeds that users didn’t ask for. While the appearance of ads and other content designed to “increase engagement” was inevitable, it was still disappointing to see on what remains my favorite social […]

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Going Back In Time on Twitter

July 9th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Social Media, Technology, The Web

When I first signed up for Twitter in November 2006, it was even harder to explain than it is today. Twitter was born as a group SMS messaging service (a side project of a now defunct podcasting company), evolved into a “microblogging” platform, and eventually grew into a social network and a major player in […]

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Aloha, Ryan [Updated]

April 24th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 49 Comments · People, Social Media, Technology, The Web

Last updated 12:32 p.m. HST on May 2, 2011. See end of post. Ryan Suenaga, “Hawai’i’s best known Apple II Geek and social worker.” A Blogger. A Twitter user and Facebook friend to many. He’s shared hundreds of personal stories, from his job as a social worker to his love for hacking and gadgets, from […]

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Social Media Tsunami Coverage

March 14th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Media, Social Media, The Web

Once again, social media played a key role in reporting and distributing information during a crisis. In the wake of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Japan, communities around the Pacific Rim braced themselves for the inevitable tsunami waves. In Hawaii, the “#hitsunami” hashtag aggregated thousands of posts from news media, government officials, and everyday citizens. […]

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State Senator Hosting Twitter Town Hall

January 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Education, Politics, Social Media

Hawaii voters approved the change from an elected board last year, but it will take legislative action to determine how the new system will work. On Friday, Sen. Jill Tokuda, chair of the Senate Education Committee, is hosting a “Twitter Town Hall,” or “Twitterview.” She’ll be taking comments and answering questions about planned legislation that […]

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Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

October 26th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Media, People, Politics, Social Media

The race for Hawaii governor between Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and Republican Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona has been a contentious one. A stream of dueling press releases has dominated the headlines, political ads have blanketed the airwaves, and hordes of signwavers have lined nearly every street. But the latest battle in the […]

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Abercrombie & Schatz and Fast Fashion

September 20th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Media, Politics, Social Media, The Web

To island democratic voters, “Abercrombie & Schatz” sounds like the ticket to a brighter future for Hawaii. But for many people, “Abercrombie & Schatz” also sounds like a clothing line. On Saturday night, as it became obvious that former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie was going to trounce former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann to clinch the […]

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Social Media in Focus

April 27th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Hawaii, Social Media, The Web

Local businesses that want to better understand the benefits and potential risks of social media now have two new resources available to them. Companies that need a basic primer can now turn to a new guide released last week by a Honolulu staffing firm. And those who’d like to explore more advanced topics in person […]

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TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

April 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Media, People, Technology, Television

KGMB9, the local CBS affiliate, launched a bold (and technologically tricky) initiative tonight during its 5 p.m. newscast. Called ‘i9News,’ it carved out a significant portion of the half-hour broadcast to share feedback from viewers. Sure, any newscast worth its salt pimps its e-mail address these days, and “picture of the day” submissions are a […]

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Mufi Hanneman: How Not to Engage on Twitter

April 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Hawaii, Politics, Social Media, The Web

From the heady, shaky days of Howard Dean to the triumphant ascent of Pres. Barack Obama, there’s no question that the web is a vital tool for organizing and fundraising. Social networks have turned the grassroots into netroots. If you’re running for office today, you need to have “presence.” You better be on Facebook. And […]

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