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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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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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Instagram’s New App Turns Realtime Videos Into Time-Lapse Speedviews

Instagram has launched “Hyperlapse,” an app that speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time-lapse sequences.

08/26/2014

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Parents Keep An Eye On The Pics Kids Share With Kuddle

Kuddle was designed specifically for children but lets parents monitor what their children publish and keeps access to content restricted, preventing strangers from seeing and sharing pictures.

08/26/2014

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Social Media Today: Social TV Emmy Battle, Local Social Media Sensation

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

08/25/2014

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Social Media Today: Twitter Policy Changes, Vine Update, #SelfieABC

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

08/21/2014

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