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How’s It Going?

August 3, 2007

Simple question, not quite a simple answer. We here at KETC have been working on the Your Stories project for a little over two months (well, that’s not really accurate, we’ve been collected and telling stories for you to see since D-Day, but we’ve been working on the project for much longer than that). If you’ve been watching our Channel, it’s hard to imagine you don’t know that we are collecting and telling the St. Louis stories of World War II.

But it’s no secret that this has been a new sort of project for us. We are trying not only to tell stories, but allow you to be a part of the storytelling as well. And we are trying to find out how social media tools like this blog, and Facebook, and YouTube, and the story submission tool on our Your Stories site can allow to better do our job of being the region’s storyteller better.

So how’s it going? I guess you can tell us better than we’ll be able to tell ourselves. What do you think?



Facebook Frenzy

July 16, 2007

In addition to my newly-discovered blogging skills, part of my job working on The War is Facebook. Most of my friends are jealous (what other internship praises an intimate knowledge the ultimate college procrastination tool), but it’s harder than it sounds. Yes, World War II is a popular “interest” in the Facebook world but getting people to join your group when there are 23 others dedicated to the same or a similar topic is hard. It takes a long time to build a friend-list of other interested Facebookers without the aid of a college campus – no history classmates, few lectures, and let’s be real here, I don’t know of any World War II themed parties going on this weekend. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to up our group numbers without spamming other groups’ boards?