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Digital Trends of 2017 With Lynne McNeil and Jeannie Thomas On Wednesday's Access Utah

Utah State Today

There was a tie atop the 2017 Digital Trend of the Year survey conducted by theUSU Digital Folklore Project. The top trends were: #MeToo and the phenomenon of fake government
social media accounts like @AltUSNatParkService. Jeannie Thomas, co-director of
the USU Digital Folklore Project and head of the USU English Department told
the Logan Herald Journal that when they first started the project, She “thought
it’d be memes all the time we’d be naming. One of the things this shows me is
how much people engage with political and social justice issues.” We’ll talk
with Jeannie Thomas and Lynne McNeill, the other co-director of the USU Digital
Folklore Project and USU assistant professor of English, about #TakeAKnee
(second on this year’s list). We’ll also talk about “covfefe” and much more and
we’ll ask you for your selection for top digital trend of the year.



Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.