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Digital Folklore Trends Of 2019 On Wednesday's Access Utah

ABC News

Co-directors of the USU Digital Folklore Project Jeannie Thomas and Lynne McNeill (USU English Department Head and USU Assistant Professor of English, respectively) will join Tom Williams to talk about the 2019 Digital Trends of the Year.

The most influential digital trends of 2019 were “Greta Thunberg vs. President Trump” in the social justice category and “Storm Area 51” in the serious fun category. Other contenders for the 2019 winning trends included “30 to 50 feral hogs,” “feeling cute, might delete later,” “Epstein didn’t kill himself” and the “table cat.” 


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.