Interview with Anthony De Rosa(@AntDeRosa)
Today's late night interview is with Anthony De Rosa. Anthony is a Reuters columnist, social media editor, and host of Reuters TV Tech Tonic. He's awesome.
What is it like working at Reuters?
Every day is different which is great, it's like jumping onto a moving car. News stops for nobody and when I wake up I need to find out what I missed over the 6 to 8 hours I slept. I use the tools I have available to me to disseminate what we're seeing and hearing. I have our social media platforms on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Google+ and our Reuters.com website. The goal is to try and absorb as much as we can throughout the day and make sense of it all and deliver it to our readers across all our platforms.
If you were Tim Cook what would your first move be?
Cook is a supply chain genius, but Apple is missing the creative genius it had with Jobs. Jonny Ives is the closest thing they have to that, so I think if Cook was smart he would give Ives more of a leading role in terms of coming up with new breakthrough products. Ives sort of has that role now but he should assume it in the way Jobs did and perhaps become the public face of Apple instead of Cook.
What does your workspace look like?
I have an iMac as my primary and only computer with two monitors, one on each side of the iMac. I keep Tweetdeck and our Reuters wire up at all times and have a few video feeds coming in from various TV stations around the world to stay on top of things.
What is your favorite place in the world?
I went to Paris this past summer and that's pretty high on my list now. I've always wanted to go to Vietnam which I hear is pretty magical.
App.net or Twitter? Why?
Right now App.net is overrun by nerds so it's not really all that fun. I like a diverse group of people. I think App.net has the potential to become something great but they need to figure out how to diversify their user base, so for now it's Twitter for me.
Pretty cool eh?