Watching Facebook Live. Two men in a car.
Is this Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee? I don’t see Jerry Seinfeld.
So then Carpool Karoake? Nope, no singing. No James Corden.
Oh it’s social-media-and-digital-guru Sree Sreenivasan and United Way’s Director of Communications Neil Parekh reading The New York Times Sunday edition. Don’t they know #NoReadingWhileDriving?
Neil Parekh (L) and Sree Sreenivasan (R) captured Live with comments from around the world.
Oh, luckily they are parked. In a borrowed car. Neil’s sister let them borrow it got when it got too windy and cold to read outside. (They were originally sitting at an outdoor table at Tarallucci e Vino in New York City)
If a friend told me she was watching someone reading a newspaper I would tell her “that sounds as exciting as Watching Print Dry.”
But I tune in to watch. Even though I get my own copy delivered every day to my porch. I am a proud print subscriber – since 2006!
One of Sree’s missions is to #KeepPrintAlive. He is doing this is by hosting a Live readalong every Sunday morning #NYTReadAlong.
The New York Times on the dashboard of Neil's sister's car
Why is watching Sree read so intriguing?
- He has a different read-along partner each week and we hear their Point of View on topics.
- Sree’s personal connections are so far reaching he says things such as, “while working with the Pulitzer team this week.”
With no arrogance. Just awesomeness.
- The other folks who are watching from around the world post facts and opinions so you get a Global View/Global Reactions.
To join in the head to Facebook Live every Sunday morning 8:30AM-10AM Eastern – #NYTReadAlong
I have a #LifeGoal to get published in The New York Times. Although I know it’s one of the toughest publications to get accepted, I currently have a few pitches out to editors there.
We always hear that it’s important to visualize your success. Every morning when I get The New York Times out of The Blue Bag from my front porch I visualize the day that my name will be inside.
Now I will also visualize Sree reading it live!