Broadcaster versus Engager →
I’ve been juggling my thoughts on broadcasting versus engaging as journalists… I think I’ve finally been able to get it into words. Let me know what you think.
Views of the News: News Corp Arrests, Fox Moving... →
This installment of Views of the News originally aired on Wednesday, Feb. 15. I caught a listen during the last portion on cyber-bullying and how one reporter found herself and her children victims of online threats. Journalists are more easily accessible now more than ever thanks to social media sites. As a journalist, is there a way to safeguard yourself and your loved ones from derision from...
20+ Online Networking Opportunities for Job... →
In #JennClass, we’ve been talking about branding and how we can wield the Force and build our brands as social media gurus and multi-platform journalists. A few of these sites can help us achieve those goals.
Whitney's Homegoing in Tweets →
It’s interesting how people can follow along with the proceedings of an event without even being present. Another way social media keeps us abreast of all the happenings in the world.
How to Create Animated GIFs With Your Smartphone →
As you didn’t have enough ways to waste time throughout the week. This ranks an 11.3 on the 10-point geekery scale.
College Memes Madness: Students Posting Non-Stop... →
The meme madness craze is official. This PBS.org article says so. I love when social phenomena are interpreted and analyzed in this manner. For anyone who doesn’t get the whole meme thing, take a gander at this article. Kind of reminds me of that LOLcats dissertation @KnowTheory found on Reddit. A work of true genius.
Memes taking over!
Mizzou memes… http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mizzou-Memes/295771143813399 Memes http://campusmemes.com/school/valentines-day-2012 A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. Shortened version of the word “mimeme” which means “something imitated.”
No Facebook fatigue for longtime users
The longer that people have used Facebook site, the more frequently they hit the “like” button, commented on friends’ content, posted status updates and tagged their friends in photos, the report showed. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/03/us-facebook-survey-idUSTRE81207G20120203
Roses are red, Violets are blue, On Twitter men...
The company also reports that women are twice as likely as men to have positive things to say about the holiday. Ladies are twice as likely to tweet about Valentine’s Day as men, according to NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey company that tracks social media trends. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-valentines-day-twitter-20120213,0,3076780.story
Valentine's Day Google Message
“After the boy and girl live happily ever after, the video cuts to six couples. Standing front and center is a man, dressed in a tuxedo, holding hands with another man. Is this a subtle sign of support for gay marriage?” http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2012/0214/Valentine-s-Day-Google-doodle-Does-it-subtly-support-gay-marriage Google Valentine’s Day through the...
"LinkedIn is far and away the most popular network...
LinkedIn is more popular among older crowds, such as lawyers over the age of 40! http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/twitter-facebook-linkedin-how-do-lawyers-use-social-media-study_b18389
Inside Breaking News: Whitney Houston news drives... →
breakingblog: Whitney Houston’s death Saturday night took many people by surprise. Unlike other recent high-profile deaths, like those of Steve Jobs and Etta James, this news seemed to come from out of the blue. AP was the first traditional organization to publish an alert with the news that night,… This is really interesting. I learned about this on my cell phone as well… and...
Stacy Green, Will You Marry Me? [INFOGRAPHIC] →
Drake Martinet is an associate editor at D: AllThingsDigital and teaches journalism at Stanford University. For the purposes of this post, however, all that matters is that he’s madly in love with Stacy Green, Mashable’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Love makes us do crazy th…
The Social Media Salary Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] →
Social Media Week is upon us, so we thought it would be appropriate to delve into the social media industry and see how its salaries stack up. Social media is an evolving and cutting-edge field, so it should come as no surprise that you can make a great living managing a brand’s presence on Twitt…
News from the Net #JAndressEdition
http://mashable.com/2012/02/04/2012-grammys-social-campaign/ The Recording Academy made the decision to invest in social and digital media several years ago (you can read Mashable’s past coverage of the 2010 and 2011 campaigns) and the organization and its awards show are now seeing the dividends. Big time. The latest trends in social TV and second screen experiences are in direct alignment with...
News from the Net #JAndressEdition
http://mashable.com/2012/02/12/grammys-social-media/ Are Artists Luring Grammy Votes Via Social Media?? The 54th Grammy Awards airs Sunday, and the Recording Academy has declared digital, mobile and social media a focal point of this year’s proceedings. With more focus on social media, it’s hard not to wonder whether the medium now has any bearing on who wins music’s most-coveted trophies. ...
News from the Net #JAndressEdition
Fuse TV does Live Streaming of Backstage Interviews ALL NIGHT http://www.youtube.com/user/fuse?feature=watch
Fuse TV gets Celebrities Reactions to Whitney...
http://www.fuse.tv/2012/02/celebrities-react-to-whitney-houston-death-twitter Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time. Nicki Minaj No words! Just tears #DearWhitney Rihanna R .i.p to a Newark legend Whitney houston. I’m gonna miss auntie ,this one hurts. We lost a legend dam dam dam. Thank you for everything Shaq I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest...
Buzzfeed's aggregation of tweets about Chris Brown... →
Whitney Houston Dies, Social Media Erupts
As sad as I was to learn of Whitney Houston’s death, I was equally intrigued to begin observing how social media would respond. As one would expect, Twitter was first on the scene, but the digging by Mashable indicates it wasn’t by an entertainment reporter, but rather a relative of someone working for Houston who first tweeted the news.
The beauty of Twitter is that, like Soylent Green, it’s made of people....– This comes from an overview in The Guardian about changes Sky News and the BBC made about how their reporters interact on social media sites. In short, it’s a regression. Both organizations want their reporters to submit copy to the desk before breaking the core of the story on...
Words Journalists Use That People Never Say →
A Minnesota professor uses excerpts from the Minneapolis Star Tribune to highlight common words used in journalism that make no sense when applied in other situations. My favorites include “citizen”, “vehicle”, and “altercation.”
Journalists need to understand data if they’re going to succeed in their field....– Kelly Fincham paraphrases Julian Todd, chief data scientist at ScraperWiki, who helps journalists understand data. Read more: Journalists connect the dots between data & reporting at Columbia J-school hackathon | Poynter. (via onaissues)
Must have WordPress plugins [infographic] →
This infographic ROCKS. If you’re thinking about getting really customized with Wordpress, these are some of the plugins you could add to your site.
Advertisers' Free Ride May End on Facebook
There are a lot of new insights emerging from Facebook’s recent move to go public. This article discusses what this move could mean for its advertisers. http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204662204577199460106172008-lMyQjAxMTAyMDAwMjEwNDIyWj.html
"Facebook's Mobility Challenge."
“Although more than half of its 845 million members log into Facebook on a mobile device, the company has not yet found a way to make real money from that use.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/technology/facebooks-mobility-challenge.html
"Social Makes the Super Bowl More Super"
This year, there’s a wide range of options for augmenting your experience with social networking and other Internet-based technologies. TheWashington Post said this year’s game will be the first “second screen” Super Bowl, since advertisers, the football “industry” and others will all be trying to get your attention via other venues when you’re not...
How to Follow Super Bowl 2012 With Social Media →
It’s never been easier to get your pigskin fix on the internet than Super Bowl XLVI. The NFL’s biggest sporting event, airing Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC, is shaping up to be the most socially connected in football history. It’s also the first to feature official live video streaming over t…
I’m more than a Twitter Monkey →
Check out what Mandy has to say about working in the social media world… and traps we can fall into when we “get” it and work in a newsroom that may not.
Brain-friendly Journalism | RJI →
I’m hoping to bring Paul Bolls into class later this semester. He has really smart things to say. I recommend reading this.
Google Changing its Privacy Policies →
Facebook IPO shows power of Social Media.
How Social Media is Changing Football recruiting →