By: Crista Leigh Wunsch
I’m positive that I look pretty funny to the causal onlooker—Blackberry in hand, thumbs moving faster than the speed of light, trying to keep my quips and qualms to 140 characters or less. To tell you the truth, sometimes I’m amazed that the friction my thumbs create while feverishly poking the tiny buttons on my Smartphone doesn’t cause my hand to spontaneously combust. You may laugh as I squint at the text from my 4×4 screen, but get this—I am saving my company thousands of dollars a year.
Oh, and I’m taking your job.
You see, I’m the future of public relations. I’m a 20- something who grew up with a computer mouse in hand, while you were trying feebly to change the ribbon on your typewriter. While you talk on the phone with one person, I’ve already told 15 co-workers about the new deadline via text. As you feverishly scribble notes to remember what others say, I’m recording the seminar on my IPod, and I’ll listen to it instantly on the way home using the hook-up in my car. While you’re e-mailing, I’m GoogleDocing. While you’re uploading, I’m Bluetooth transferring. While you’re face-timing, I’m Skyping. Yes, I’m the future.
And the future is now.
As promised, here is the audio from my live reports during the Occupy Albany Eviction on December 22, 2011. This audio aired on the Al Roney Show on Talk 1300.
The entire Al Roney Show can be heard on the Talk 1300 website.
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On December 22, my news supervisor at Talk 1300 gave me an interesting assignment: To go to Academy Park and report live from the site of the impending Occupy Albany eviction.
This post will serve as a placeholder for on-going updates on this story.
I have plenty of photos and video that will be added to this post over the weekend. Stay tuned!
When I walked up to the site of the Occupy Albany encampment, I quickly noticed that many of the protesters had begun moving their belongings to the sidewalk across the street from Academy Park. After a few moments, many of them began setting up their signs and sitting in chairs, seemingly wishing to continue their message from the public portion of the street.
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