NEPA BlogCon is Northeastern Pennsylvania's first blogging conference. It's a day-long event where personal bloggers, tech professionals, marketing professionals, corporate communications professionals, PR/Marketing professionals, business bloggers, and members of the community can get together to learn about storytelling through new media while sharing their ideas. NEPA BlogCon is a not-for-profit event, organized by four women with a passion for sharing new ideas with the Northeastern Pennsylvania community

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When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the Wall Street Journal, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that page,” he recalls. “I noticed that what was read and what was shared was often different, and I wondered why that would be.” What was it about a piece of content—an article, a picture, a video—that took it from simply interesting to interesting and shareable? What pushes someone not only to read a story but to pass it on?

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#TBT - a “shot” from our after party in 2013, at Bart and Urby’s! via @michael_toma

#TBT - a “shot” from our after party in 2013, at Bart and Urby’s! via @michael_toma

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One of the great questions of our time came closer to resolution last week, when a federal court ruled that bloggers are journalists—at least when it comes to their First Amendment rights. 
The Ninth Circuit ruled as such on Friday in Obsidian Finance Group v. Crystal Cox, a complicated case first decided in 2011. The court found that even though someone might not write for the “institutional press,” they’re entitled to all the protections the Constitution grants journalists.
via theatlantic:

Read more. [Image: Lucas Jackson/Reuters]

One of the great questions of our time came closer to resolution last week, when a federal court ruled that bloggers are journalists—at least when it comes to their First Amendment rights.

The Ninth Circuit ruled as such on Friday in Obsidian Finance Group v. Crystal Cox, a complicated case first decided in 2011. The court found that even though someone might not write for the “institutional press,” they’re entitled to all the protections the Constitution grants journalists.

via theatlantic:


Read more. [Image: Lucas Jackson/Reuters]

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NEPA BlogCon 2013 - Online Collaboration Tools ft. @karla_porter, @darlingstewie, @mhryvnak and @mandyboyle (via http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=5TIfwLWZgKg&u=/watch?v=ZWSwiXViIgA&feature=share)

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Thanks to @moogbee for some fabulous art! @karla_porter @mandyboyle @mhryvnak @darlingstewie

Thanks to @moogbee for some fabulous art! @karla_porter @mandyboyle @mhryvnak @darlingstewie

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"Graffiti highway in Centralia PA, the road that has no time for snow." - coalspeaker

"Graffiti highway in Centralia PA, the road that has no time for snow." - coalspeaker

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A few of the beautiful animals you can find in #NEPA. #NEPA570
design-is-fine:

André Durenceau, from Inspirations, 24 plates with 128 compositions, 1928. More: NYPL

A few of the beautiful animals you can find in #NEPA. #NEPA570

design-is-fine:

André Durenceau, from Inspirations, 24 plates with 128 compositions, 1928. More: NYPL

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This came to me in an email foward a while ago.  I did not create it, but I will say that whoever did create this, is a GENIUS.  It was the funniest email I’ve seen in quite some time.  Enjoy — Michelle

Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Wyoming Valley market:

“Dallas Barbie” This princess Barbie is sold only on Public Square in Center City. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a cookie-cutter house. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.

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A church in Hazleton.
detectiveskips:

About the “smudge” in the pictures; I’m not sure what that is. This is a church in Hazleton.

A church in Hazleton.

detectiveskips:

About the “smudge” in the pictures; I’m not sure what that is. This is a church in Hazleton.