WJXT uses StormPins to show fuel and food shortages in real time for Hurricane Matthew coverage.

WJXT in Jacksonville Florida is using StormPins to mobilize their viewers to not only report real time hurricane conditions but also things to keep them safe and recover after the storm. In less than 5 minutes WJXT changed the app to add special … Read More

StormPins Launches KSAT Connect – Covering Every Topic In The Newsroom

KSAT-TV in San Antonio, TX is the first station to launch our NewsPins app platform and the results have been amazing. The new app allows producers to modify the app to allow viewers to submit content related to the topics … Read More

The Social Meteorologist

By Team StormPins We have spent the last few years studying the intersection of Social Media and TV News. We want to share our observations with our friends in the broadcasting industry and hopefully we can be a free resource … Read More

Pay Attention To This: TV Engages People Half As Long As Digital, Nielsen Lab Study Finds

Pay Attention To This: TV Engages People Half As Long As Digital, Nielsen Lab Study Finds by Tyler Loechner, 11 hours ago Consumers may tune into TV on a regular basis, but they mentally tune out rather fast in favor of … Read More

“Only 9% Of Tweets During A Crisis Come From Eyewitnesses”

Could This Be The Most Comprehensive Study of Crisis Tweets Yet? | iRevolutions. Original Article from iRevolution.net Could This Be The Most Comprehensive Study of Crisis Tweets Yet? Posted on February 16, 2015 | 4 Comments I’ve been looking forward to blogging about my … Read More

Winner Spotlight: StormPins A Crowdsourced Platform That Gives Real-Time Weather Data

Chris Weldon wants to kick Twitter out of the weather business and help TV stations reclaim their dominance. StormPins, the crowdsourced, social weather app he founded, has both goals front and center. Users drop pins or upload images as a storm is … Read More

Trends from Challenge Cup Austin: Everything’s Bigger, Different and Disruptive in Texas – Trends from Challenge Cup Austin: Everything’s Bigger, Different and Disruptive in Texas | 1776

Trends from Challenge Cup Austin: Everything’s Bigger, Different and Disruptive in Texas – Trends from Challenge Cup Austin: Everything’s Bigger, Different and Disruptive in Texas | 1776.   (Photo courtesy of Erica Brennes) After a series of international stops, Challenge … Read More

StormPins Advances To Finals in Global Startup Challenge

Four Startups Win Austin Challenge Cup, Prepare for DC Feb 6, 2015 – Will Schmidt for the National Edition Last night Capital Factory in Austin, Texas hosted 1776 when they came through town on their 2015 Challenge Cup Tour. In total four startups were announced winners, one in each … Read More

Ready for Winter?

Just a little inspirational video before the next storm rolls in ….

StormPins leads all social platforms in user generated content during recent severe weather event

As severe thunderstorms along a strong cold front moved through the Jacksonville, Florida area on November 17, 2014, “amateur weather spotters” were hard at work.  WJXT-TV has a team of weather enthusiasts working with them to help provide all-important “ground-truth” … Read More