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Let me take you back to a time when news was not instantaneous. When news was spread by paperboys on street corners and families would learn of the happenings of the world from a piece of paper in the morning and a television set at night. Life in the 1960’s in America, during the height […]

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Blogging throughout history

Posted by: | November 14, 2011 | No Comment |

How was the first US newspaper, Publick Occurences similar to modern day blogging? Josh Landis and Mitch Butler explain how with the decline of newspapers, blogging has rejuvenated colonial journalism principles in which everyone has a voice.

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How far is too far? According to an article in the Atlantic, the CIA has admitted to using Twitter tweets and Facebook statuses to “glean insights into the collective moods of regions or groups abroad.” The intelligence agents, known as “vengeful librarians,” intend to scan the world of social media to monitor the opinions of […]

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Newspapers vs. The Internet

Posted by: | October 31, 2011 | No Comment |

Old news vs. New news. The decline of the newspaper industry is imminent. With a decline in circulation and an increasing number of online newspapers, the paper newspaper that we are accustomed to is on the path to extinction. If this video doesn’t foreshadow it’s demise then I don’t know what does.  

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The future of social media

Posted by: | October 24, 2011 | No Comment |

Everyone is always looking for next big thing. Whether it be the new gadget, new car, or new social media outlet. Over the past decade, the social media market has grown more and more competitive with seemingly the passing day. Microsoft is looking to add to the competition of social media with a new platform. […]

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For many of us, tweeting and posting statuses is part of our everyday existences. With millions of users of social media networks across the globe, it is one of the fastest forms of spreading information. But how can our legacy live on once we pass away? TED Talks speaker Adam Ostrow explains.

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In the much scrutinized world of sports, athletes are under the constant eye of the media and fans in everything that they do, on and off the field. With social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, at easy access, athletes across the globe have flocked to using them as means of reaching out to […]

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Facebook and Twitter unite

Posted by: | September 19, 2011 | No Comment |

Social Media stalwarts allow statuses and tweets on each platform  

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Ben Franklin spreads the news

Posted by: | September 12, 2011 | 1 Comment |

In an expanding colony, news is crucial for further growth and expansion. The Pennsylvania Gazette, one of the most popular sources of news in the the 1700s, provided readers with  thanks in part to the genius and gumption of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, a true Renaissance man in every sense of the word, would take a […]

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The King under seige

Posted by: | September 5, 2011 | No Comment |

Is LeBron James the Most Scrutinized Athlete in Sports History? In a 24/7 media circus where a celebrity’s every move–and I mean every move– is documented, it’s merely impossible  for a superstar athlete to not take heat for something, in some form or another. The rapid rise of the Internet in the late-90′s gave the world […]

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