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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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Facebook To Feed Users Location-Specific Tips As They Visit Certain Spots

The company says it is rolling out a new feature that uses your phone’s location services to provide more information about the places you visit.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Twitter Adding Video Sharing, Group Messaging Features

In the face of new social media competitors such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, venerable Twitter is rolling out two new features.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Catching Up with Your Twitter Feed? Now, They’ve Got a Feature For That

The new tool is called “While You Were Away.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Major League Hacking co-founder Mike Swift. (credit: Melony Roy/KYW)

One Of The Country’s Largest And Best-Known Student Hackathons Takes Place This Weekend In Philadelphia

One of the country’s best-known hackathons is underway and more than 1,000 of the best student programmers from around the world have gathered on UPenn’s campus to learn and create.

01/17/2015

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Facebook Planning Rollout of Approved-For-Workplace Version of Social Network

It was once considered taboo by many to open your Facebook page at work, but the social networking giant is preparing to launch a new product to overcome that notion.

01/14/2015

(A "die-in" was held outside Lincoln Financial Field on December 7th in protest of black men killed at the hands of police.  Photo by Matt Rivers)

Central Bucks District Weighs Career Future of School Counselor After Online Rant

The superintendent of the Central Bucks School District is recommeding the termination of Marykate Blankenburg at tonight’s board meeting.

01/13/2015

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Facebook To Begin Adding Missing-Child Alerts To Nearby Users’ News Feeds

Starting today, Facebook will deliver “Amber Alerts” to its users news feeds in targeted search areas after a child has been abducted.

01/13/2015

(The Twitter feed of US Central Command was renamed "Cyber Caliphate" by unknown hackers.)

U.S. Military Hacked; Apparent Personal Info of Officers Posted Online

The official Twitter account for the US military’s Central Command was hacked today, and the account was then used to post a number of apparently sensitive files.

01/12/2015

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Social Media Today: Social Globes, Twitter Emmy, #JeSuisAhmed

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

01/09/2015

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Social Media Today: Most Popular Brands on Twitter, New Book Club, New Acquisition

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

01/06/2015

Mark Zuckerberg introduces the Facebook redesign at the f8 Developers' Conference. (Credit: Getty Images/AFP)

Facebook Launches Digital Book Club

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has invited his followers to join his New Year’s resolution.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/05/2015

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Year In Review: Facebook Remains World’s Largest Social Network

2014 was a milestone year for Facebook. It turned 10 and celebrated by giving its users a “Look Back” at their digital history on the network

12/28/2014

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Twitter Controlled Christmas Tree On Display In South Jersey

A Twitter controlled tree and menorah are on display at Oxford Communications in Lambertville, New Jersey.

12/23/2014

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Philadelphia Teaming Up With Social Network To Connect With Residents

The private social network known as “Nextdoor” will become a communications vehicle for the city of Philadelphia.

12/19/2014

(A portion of the Twitter feeed of @FanSince09.)

Anonymous Twitter Activist Is Hero To Some, Villian To Others

Who is “FanSince09,” the anonymous Twitter activist at the center of Social Media postings revealing alleged wrong-doers to law enforcement?

12/12/2014

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