The Shift to Social Media

You may have noticed that our weather blog has not been updated as frequently in the past few months. It's not that there hasn't been a lot to talk about or we're getting lazy in the weather center. It has a lot more to do with social media.

I am updating the weather forecast more often now than I ever have in my career. The easiest way to do it and reach the masses is through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. So, as storms approach this winter, I hope you will visit my Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest on the forecast.

One of the great things about social media is it allows us to interact. You'll notice on my Facebook page that some of the people who “like” my page also post on my page to ask questions, offer insight, or harass me. I hope you'll “like” my page and do the first two – we can skip the harassment!

My Facebook page is going to be a critical part of our winter storm coverage. It will provide a great outlet for weather spotters to communicate directly with the ABC6 Weather Center. I look forward to your storm reports, snowfall accumulations, and general comments. You can even post photos to my Facebook page.

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