Monthly Archives: August 2013

Social Media as a News Source

This article discusses the legitimacy of social media as a credible and reliable news source. I believe the debate between the importance of providing live, “in the moment” information versus creating confirmed and factual stories is very interesting. It will … Continue reading

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90% of VMA viewers reacted on Facebook

http://mashable.com/2013/08/28/mtv-vmas-facebook/ There isn’t much more I can add, but 90% is a pretty astonishing number and says a lot about the reach social media has on our culture. Read the article for a more in depth look at our reactions … Continue reading

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Average Number of Facebook Friends by Age

Hi Class – I thought this would be a really interesting picture to share with all of you. It is a graph detailing the average number of Facebook friends by age group. As you can see from the picture, 18-24 … Continue reading

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Video that Proves the Influence Facebook can Have

This video is of a national news report about a Facebook event that went horribly wrong. A 15-year-old girl wanted to throw her 16th birthday party at her house in Hamburg, Germany and made an event to invite her closest … Continue reading

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A Study on Using Tumblr for Brand Promotion

Found this really interesting study done by Simply Measured ¬†explaining why top brands are being drawn to Tumblr. Here are some of the interesting results about the¬†31 brands they studied: 1/3 of Reblogs happen 30+ days after the initial post. … Continue reading

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Will New App Revive Foursquare’s Dwindling Popularity?

I found our discussion today about location based social networks to be especially interesting. Although this type of social media serves as the most revolutionary form due to its ability to bridge the gap between the Internet and the real … Continue reading

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Top Four Reasons to Quit Facebook

Perhaps a bit contrary to the message of this course, I thought this article added a fresh perspective on social media by providing the top four reasons to quit Facebook. Since social media is so engrained in 21st century culture … Continue reading

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