Let’s face it: many people get their breaking or up-to-date news via social media. The catch, however, is that it’s usually followed by some personal commentary or editorializing from the person who posted it and that person’s friends. It’s not just headline news — it’s the real story, the reaction AND the Op-Ed all in one!
Social Media junkie Colin Cosell believed that some of those Op-Ed’s are simply too good/ridiculous/hilarious for them to slip into internet oblivion… They needed a platform to be heard.
The Social News Media Network was created to give members of the wide world of social media a chance to become the reporter…and possibly get some light-hearted abuse in the process. Tune in weekly to see the past week’s news, have a laugh and find out if YOU are one of our reporters! You can also interact with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter and our YouTube Channel.
And remember to watch what you say… Because we are.
MEET THE SNM SUPER CREW:
When asked his feelings about creating and running the SNM Network, Colin says, “This show is my baby. I change it, feed it and nurture it. I also occasionally shake it violently, cut it, and try to sell it to people. I’m an amazing father.” In his spare time Colin cooks great food, works on this show, watches/covers sports, works on this show, and wins Emmys for talking good.
John T. Haller is the voice of the show. Colin is his puppet. In his spare time, John likes coding and crying…and wearing toe-shoes.
Nate is a manager and computer programmer by day; writer, content hunter, and tech geek by night. Will work for bacon.
Chris is an aficionado of games on video screens, a beater of any and all drums, a reader of writing on bound paper, a collector of food allergies, a hunter of anvils, and an avoider of the sun.
Nikole is a freelance writer and social media consultant based in Chicago. An occasional writer of comedy and frequent shame to her family name, she tweets avidly as @JoanofSnark9. Nikole is most often found with a book in one hand and her cell phone in another, occasionally broken up by bouts of competitive sandwich eating.
John is a comedian, writer, actor, musician, and graphic designer. John produces The Power Hour, a monthly show that has been on a highly successful run at the EastVille Comedy Club for the past five years. To pay the bills, John designs graphics for TV. His Emmy award-winning designs have been seen on ESPN, SNY, The Golf Channel, CBS, and NBC. Visit John’s website here
Ryan is currently the Voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and used to be the co-host of the inaugural season of the MLB Fan Cave. Ryan is also a proud former singer, actor, and…dancer?
Frank is a proud Temple University graduate and native of north NJ. He is a devoted husband and the father of two beautiful daughters. He makes the most amazing cheesecakes on the planet. Most importantly, he is an Anchor for the SNMN(citation needed). His views and opinions mostly come from his life experiences and warped twists on day-to-day world occurrences.
Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in the Bronx. At a very young age she got her first taste of comedy as an entrant in a comedy contest. Gina has continued to accomplish stellar things, including featured performances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy.TV, MTV3, and SiTV. She has also garnered print press in Latina magazine, The New York Post, and the Daily News.
Nigel is a comedian based out of New York City. He prides himself on having a “black belt in the art of REALness.”
Nick has written, shot, directed, produced, edited, and acted in both comedic shorts and a sitcom pilot. He has written satire for Fanway.com and was a contributor and co-host on a radio and live WebTV show. Nick is most proud that his stand-up has continued to grow and mature while his mental age remains unchanged. Nick and a handful of his devoted relatives believe that he will be one of the comedic voices that alters the course of history.
For the past ten years Tracie has been throwing her life away in the bowels of the entertainment industry as a stand-up comic. She can be seen both in comedy clubs throughout the country and on tours of military bases overseas. She has appeared on Spike TV, The Discovery Channel, and LXTV. As a US Navy veteran, she also works as a Patriot Girl and a comic promoting and raising awareness for The Wounded Warrior Project.
Like Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, and Al Gore before him, when Tripp Whitbeck heard of the need for a network driven by the irascible minds of the social media demi-monde, he knew that he had to make it happen. With a highly dramatic PayPal transfer, Mr. Whitbeck jumped in with both feet. Whitbeck looks forward to climbing the stairs with Colin to accept the Emmy Award for Excellence in Hard News Programming.