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First snow of the year, ughhhh.

photoWell I woke up to a very unpleasant surprise today:  snow.

I don’t like snow. It’s cold, it requires a lot of maintenance and it’s messy. And it’s already started.

I don’t think I can take four months of this, people!

Anyway, the Valley got it’s first dusting last night, and it was coating cars (including mine, at right). Yards were also displaying a fine layer of the white stuff.

This really signals the end of fall and pumpkins and mums and the beginning of winter and cold and snow, because once you bring out the ice scraper, it’s a slippery slope to shoveling your own parking space out of snow mounds and putting a lawn chair in its place to ensure no one takes your spot.

These are the things that we in the northeast think about, people in warmer climates.

Other people were taking to social media to talk about their snow experience this morning. Here’s some more snow tweets from across the region:

 

And someone after my own heart:

A new age in elections: the social media factor

Today, it’s not only enough to hold a press conference to announce your election plans, as candidates discover – you’ve got to tweet it too!

Gov. Corbett kicked off his re-election bid Wednesday with a live event, and he tweeted that decision too simultaneously

This is a far time from the earlier days of election announcements, when candidates had to wait until the next day’s paper or until a post on a website could confirm their campaign.

Now, it’s instantaneous.

I would watch for more and more of this as time goes by.

Sheep to Shawl domination

Yesterday, I talked with Libby Beiler of the Time Warp team from Montour County, which won their second consecutive Sheep to Shawl competition.

The team works pretty much year-round to design and perfect their technique for the Farm Show, she said.

There’s selecting the sheep, selecting the theme, practicing new techniques, making sure everything’s lined up and sketched out.

Apparently, the Valley rocks at this competition, taking home 4 of the top 6 places.

Read more at dailyitem.com.

Here’s what all that hard work looks like when it comes down to it, courtesy of tweets from the scene:

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Snowy weekend

The Valley was hit by 3 to 5 inches on Saturday – and people were tweeting about it! Here’s some Twitter highlights and portraits of snow from around the region.

Some holiday cheer

Because it’s down to crunch time, and everyone’s a little stressed, here’s some of my favorite Christmas-themed tweets to cheer you up.

I’ll be in the newsroom on Christmas Day – so send me some Christmas wishes from your family celebrations!

Tweet, Tweet

I’m a huge Twitter nerd. I love the microblogging site, and can be found tweeting at all times of day and night, depending on what’s happening … or, more likely, what’s on TV.

But seriously, Twitter is a great tool for businesses, brands and individuals alike. It’s become like a Facebook for many us Twi-hards: the first site you check in the morning and the last you look at before bed.

But now comes the hard part: convincing others to tweet too.

How do you describe the feeling of seeing events unfold in real time? How do you describe the thrill of being the first to release information?

But seriously, Twitter helps journalists do their jobs. You can find out what happens, when it happens.

You can also be the first to let people know what’s happening – if something big happens, it’s easy to put it in 140 characters and send that info out to the public.

Those are my main reasons for Tweeting, anyway. But I’ve seen these events in action.  For skeptics, it’s harder to imagine.

So I’m asking for help: how would you describe Twitter to someone who doesn’t use it? What are it’s benefits? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you in the comments or via e-mail!

Best of Twitter: Hurricane Sandy photos

We spent most of the day Monday here at the Daily Item monitoring and reporting on the progression of Hurricane Sandy.

The storm wasn’t scheduled to peak in the Valley until later in the evening, but I saw some pretty amazing photos on Twitter from other places where Sandy was in full swing.

Below is a collection of some of the best photos from the day.

  1. wisashl
    RT @michellebjork: Check out this view of Sandy from space. Wow! http://twitpic.com/b8hvy5
    Mon, Oct 29 2012 08:37:38