CBS News: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be television-only for first time in its history

CBS News: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be television-only for first time in its history. “There are few things as synonymous with Turkey Day as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But this year, the beloved New York City event will be television-only for the first time in its 94-year history, Macy’s announced on Monday.”

CNN: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year — but with many changes

CNN: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year — but with many changes. “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will take place this fall, but it won’t exactly look like it did in years past, according to a statement from the fashion retailer. ‘We are currently working with our partners in the City of New York to re-imagine the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a similar fashion to how we successfully and safely produced this year’s Macy’s Fireworks,’ Orlando Veras, Macy’s Inc. director of national media relations told CNN.”

WTHR: The Butterball hotline is back and it even has an Alexa Skill

WTHR: The Butterball hotline is back and it even has an Alexa Skill. “It’s a Thanksgiving tradition that has become as familiar and comforting as family and football. It’s the Butterball hotline, and it’s been keeping up with the technological times with advice on social media and even Amazon’s Alexa.”

The Social Media Answer to Stressful U.S Holiday: Friendsgiving (US News & World Report)

US News & World Report: The Social Media Answer to Stressful U.S Holiday: Friendsgiving. “Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday – Friendsgiving.”

Digital Trends: REI launches new search engine to help us #OptOutside on Black Friday

Digital Trends: REI launches new search engine to help us #OptOutside on Black Friday
. “…the retail giant will launch a new experiential search engine that is expected to go live on its website Thanksgiving weekend. A preview of this new tool is available now, but in a nutshell it will allow users to search for outdoor activities based on a specific location, type of activity, or a hashtag. The search feature is meant to inspire more people to get outdoors by collecting and displaying images from Instagram posts from anyone who uses the #OptOutside hashtag.”

SFGate: StoryCorps’ Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders

SFGate: StoryCorps’ Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders. “StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. The nonprofit oral history project has announced the 2017 edition of its Great Thanksgiving Listen, which calls for high school students to record a conversation with an elder over the holiday weekend using the StoryCorps app.”