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Melony Roy

roy melony 300 Melony RoyMelony Roy is the Social Media editor for KYW Newsradio 1060, supervising the station’s Twitter, Facebook, and other interactive media efforts, as well as reporting social media trends on-air.

She joined the station in October 2005 as a desk assistant, where she worked behind the scenes on story production, including as producer for a one-on-one interview with presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Melony is also the executive producer of hearPHILLY.com, an online radio station dedicated to fun in the city.

A native of Camden, NJ, Melony received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Seton Hall University.  She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Melony is a pop culture enthusiast who in her spare time enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, live music, and watching TV. She resides in the Philadelphia area.

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Alternative to Facebook In Very Early Stages of Ramp-Up

Ello has only been available online for little over a month, but it’s popularity is growing. It claims to be the alternative to the world’s largest social network.

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Twitter Releases Guide Of Do’s And Don’ts For Politicians

Twitter’s new guide for politicians and campaigns details the do’s and don’ts of using the social network.

09/20/2014

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Philadelphia Alleged Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into Court

Should Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says “yes.”

09/18/2014

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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Has Drag Queens Petitioning For Change

Facebook’s “real name policy” is not new, but its enforcement is causing a stir in the LGBT community — specifically for drag queens.

09/18/2014

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New, Exclusive Social Network Launches Worldwide

“Netropolitan” creator James Touchi-Peters calls his new social network an online community for affluent and busy people.

09/17/2014

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Tech Entrepreneur Says Unplug From Facebook And Experience People

“Experience People” is a tour against digital addiction and it’s in Philadelphia today.

09/16/2014

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Facebook, Anheuser-Busch Team Up For New Birthday Beer Promotions

A new Budweiser promotion claims “Beer is the original social network,” so it’s teaming up with the world’s largest social network to help bridge the physical and digital world.

09/13/2014

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Ray Rice Abuse Incident Fueling Robust Victims’ Conversation on Twitter

A common response to revelations of domestic violence — and, specifically, the video of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator — is, “Why didn’t she leave him?”

09/10/2014

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Parents Can Monitor Children’s Social Media Activity With mSpy

For $40 a month parents can find out exactly what their children are Snapchatting– through new software called mSpy.

09/10/2014

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Social Media Today: Buy Button, Bucket Challenge, Songs Of Summer

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

09/08/2014

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Netflix Gives Users More Control Over How Much They Share About Viewing Habits On Facebook

Netflix has launched a new social feature that lets subscribers suggest content to friends privately — a change from the current experience of sharing everything publicly.

09/02/2014

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Survey Finds Social Media May Discourage Free Expression When It Comes To Controversial Subjects

A new study finds social media may discourage free expression, rather than encourage it, when it comes to controversial subjects, even offline.

08/31/2014

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Philadelphia Based Social Network ‘Spotlights’ Cash Giveaways

Spotlight is an open social network — meaning you can see everyone’s posts, not just friends– but you’re only allowed to post five times a day and you can post anonymously.

08/30/2014

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‘Di Wu Plays Mendelssohn’

The Chamber Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season opens with “Di Wu Plays Mendelssohn” on September 14th & 15th.

08/30/2014

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LCB Still Assessing Local Impact Of Strong Earthquake In ‘Wine Country’

How did Sunday’s historic 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California impact wine lovers in this region?

08/28/2014

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