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MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Hal Dawg » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:51 am

I have been following the new @MediaWatchOMA account and the long-standing MeanStreetsOMA accounts on Twitter. The former has more than 25,000 followers and the latter more than 100,000.

Only two legitimate news media outlets in Omaha have more than 100,000 followers: @Omaha and @KETV. Do many people on here follow media accounts on Twitter? It seems like those are awfully big numbers, leading me to believe that perhaps some media are buying followers.

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Postby Silverspoon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:29 pm

Meanstreets is legit. I have followed and contributed for years and his followers are real. He posts everything that comes across the scanner so there's a ton of good content, so that helps to draw ppl in.
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:47 pm

Silverspoon wrote:Meanstreets is legit. I have followed and contributed for years and his followers are real. He posts everything that comes across the scanner so there's a ton of good content, so that helps to draw ppl in.

It's also very timely. It could be 10's of minutes before KETV or other mass media outlets report on something.

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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby nebugeater » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Hal Dawg wrote:I have been following the new @MediaWatchOMA account and the long-standing MeanStreetsOMA accounts on Twitter. The former has more than 25,000 followers and the latter more than 100,000.

Only two legitimate news media outlets in Omaha have more than 100,000 followers: @Omaha and @KETV. Do many people on here follow media accounts on Twitter? It seems like those are awfully big numbers, leading me to believe that perhaps some media are buying followers.



I am guessing the numbers are legit. I follow twitter news media sites from where I have lived in the past as well as here and I am guessing many others do to. It is not unbelievable to me to be 100,000 plus for Omaha and KETV.

As for MeanstreatsOMA Does anyone have any idea if it one person or a group pf people running that feed? It seems like for the # of hours and the days never missed that it almost has to be more than one individual.
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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Coyote » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:29 pm

Man, long time since your last post Hal Dawg, welcome back.

The only reason I have a Twitter account is to follow MeanStreets. Most news sources I follow on Facebook.
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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Silverspoon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 pm

nebugeater wrote:
Hal Dawg wrote:I have been following the new @MediaWatchOMA account and the long-standing MeanStreetsOMA accounts on Twitter. The former has more than 25,000 followers and the latter more than 100,000.

Only two legitimate news media outlets in Omaha have more than 100,000 followers: @Omaha and @KETV. Do many people on here follow media accounts on Twitter? It seems like those are awfully big numbers, leading me to believe that perhaps some media are buying followers.



I am guessing the numbers are legit. I follow twitter news media sites from where I have lived in the past as well as here and I am guessing many others do to. It is not unbelievable to me to be 100,000 plus for Omaha and KETV.

As for MeanstreatsOMA Does anyone have any idea if it one person or a group pf people running that feed? It seems like for the # of hours and the days never missed that it almost has to be more than one individual.


Their website tells you about how it works. I believe it is 2 ppl still.
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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby nebugeater » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Silverspoon wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
Hal Dawg wrote:I have been following the new @MediaWatchOMA account and the long-standing MeanStreetsOMA accounts on Twitter. The former has more than 25,000 followers and the latter more than 100,000.

Only two legitimate news media outlets in Omaha have more than 100,000 followers: @Omaha and @KETV. Do many people on here follow media accounts on Twitter? It seems like those are awfully big numbers, leading me to believe that perhaps some media are buying followers.



I am guessing the numbers are legit. I follow twitter news media sites from where I have lived in the past as well as here and I am guessing many others do to. It is not unbelievable to me to be 100,000 plus for Omaha and KETV.

As for MeanstreatsOMA Does anyone have any idea if it one person or a group pf people running that feed? It seems like for the # of hours and the days never missed that it almost has to be more than one individual.


Their website tells you about how it works. I believe it is 2 ppl still.



Thanks

Never looked at their web site. Will have to do that.
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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Hal Dawg » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Coyote wrote:Man, long time since your last post Hal Dawg, welcome back.

I have been busy policing national anthem disrespect by Husker football players and getting the board of regents ready for a vote on Husker hockey!

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:08 pm

Hal Dawg wrote:
Coyote wrote:Man, long time since your last post Hal Dawg, welcome back.

I have been busy policing national anthem disrespect by Husker football players and getting the board of regents ready for a vote on Husker hockey!


I echo the sentiment.. Long time, no see Hal Dawg..

Welcome back and don't be a stranger.. We need more of the long timers to impart their perspectives on the forum more often :thumb: ...

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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby jag42 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:34 am

I consider MeanStreets Omaha to be Omaha's leading news source.

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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:59 pm

Hal Dawg wrote:Do many people on here follow media accounts on Twitter? It seems like those are awfully big numbers, leading me to believe that perhaps some media are buying followers.


I have recently un-followed or in the process on un-following all media (Not just News, but Weather and Sports as well) on Facebook and now follow them all on Twitter. I think Twitter's real-time interface is way more important for all media. Seems like I would get a lot of media posts 18 hours after they posted in my facebook feed. I don't need 18 hour old news.

As far as @MediaWatchOMA and @MeanStreetsOMA, I have seen you re-tweet stuff from @MediaWatchOMA, but I just now started following them. I guess I have read the post but never actually hit the follow button. I have followed @MeanStreetsOMA for quite a while now. Its amazing all the "Little Things" that go on every single day in our community that nobody ever hears about from the big guys. I find all the real life every day |expletive| that OPD has to deal with interesting and @MeanStreetsOMA is great and pointing that stuff out.

One more point, kind of on topic... I actually seem to find more valuable tweets from the individual reporters that I do from the actual media outlets themselves. Media outlets seem to post too much junk as where the reports don't.
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Postby Brad » Wed May 31, 2017 4:24 pm

Not sure where to put this but since Hal Dawg started this thread and he was also @MediaWatchOMA, I figured this is as good as any.

Hal Dawg - aka Sean Weide has passed away

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/sean-we ... f7223.html

By Kevin Cole / World-Herald staff writer wrote:Sean Weide found great success melding his love of cycling with his talent for media relations, but his most prized accomplishment was being a father to five girls.

“He was their world, and they were his,” said Weide’s sister, Bridget Brooks of Omaha. “Sean called the girls his princesses.”

The 49-year-old Weide, pronounced Y-dee, was found dead Tuesday in his apartment. Brooks said her brother died from natural causes, but results of an autopsy were not immediately available.
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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed May 31, 2017 10:06 pm

This is so sad..

RIP Sean Weide :( ...

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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:34 pm

Omaha Magazine quoted this thread.

http://omahamagazine.com/articles/meanstreets-omaha/

Omaha Magazine wrote:So, what makes MeanStreets Omaha so popular?

“It’s amazing all the ‘little things’ that go on every single day in our community that nobody ever hears about from the big guys,” wrote Brad Williams, posting on an eOmahaForums thread about Mean Streets in March. “I find all the real life every day [expletive] that OPD has to deal with interesting and
@MeanStreetsOMA is great at pointing that stuff out.”
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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:40 pm

Sweet! :yes:
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Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

Postby jag42 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:01 pm

Haha they used my quote from March 25th in the Omaha Magazine article.


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