The Weekly Debrief, 23 March 2012

By Joy Loving, Station Products & Innovation 

Welcome to the Weekly PBS Interactive Station Products & Innovation Debrief, which is designed to give PBS stations a rundown of product updates and opportunities announced this week on our blog. 

Join us for the Prosper Roundtable Webinar: Three Station Representatives Talk about their plans for Prosper, Friday, April 13, 1:00-2:00 pm ET.  Anne Gleason (WTTW), Tim Eernisse (WGVU), and Shane Guiter (KLRU) will discuss, in roundtable format, plans for handling their station’s Prosper prospects and their accounting methods for monies received from the Prosper initiative.  

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Station Remote Control (SRC) needs a new name, and we’d love your help creating it.  To learn more about how you can help choose a new name for SRC, follow the link below. 

If you use Twitter regularly, you have seen the popular usage of the hashtag (#). In this week's article, David Wilder of PBS Creative Services describes how using the hashtag to mark trending topics is an integral marketing tool for Twitter users.  

Even though a large number of people are keeping up with technological advances today, there are still many communities that do not have access to these innovations. PBS KIDS and the CPB are working to bring mobile applications to children in under-served communities across the nation. Learn how your local station can help reach out to these communities.

Earth Day is approaching. Do you know of any videos with tips about environmental preservation or related to Earth Day? If so, Anais Cayo, New Media Content Editor, would like to hear from you! Email her your suggestions at

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As always, the SPI team appreciates all of your valuable comments and participation on our site this week and every week.

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