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New and emerging forms of social media are not only changing the way organizations attract supporters, but are also changing the way we look at politics all together. In essence, nearly all Americans have a cellphone or at least access to a computer these days, and the majority of us have evolved to a much, […]

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Many people believe that if the Internet didn’t exist, Barack Obama never would have won the Democratic Party’s 2008 nomination, or even more so, the presidency. When he entered the race in February 2007, the then-46-year-old Illinois senator had spent very little time in Washington and was considered a long-shot candidate by many. However, the […]

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Facebook Couples Page

Posted by: | November 12, 2012 | No Comment |

“I want to vomit,” wrote blogger Jennifer Wright. So do reporters at The Telegraph, according to Wright. Over the weekend, Facebook launched a new relationship page for couples; quite similar to the friendship pages that launched about a year ago. The new site is facebook.com/us. If you’re in a relationship, I suggest checking it out. […]

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a history of social media?

Posted by: | October 28, 2012 | No Comment |
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According to  Beth Hayden and Rafal Tomal at copyblogger, There’s nothing new about “social media.” Hayden and Tomal also state that,”the concept behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking tools isn’t new. These sites just give us new, sexy, and easy-to use ways to do what we’ve always wanted to do online — exchange ideas and […]

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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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Entertainment vs. news

Posted by: | November 1, 2011 | No Comment |

The earliest newspapers played it safe by limiting coverage to foreign news.  Why risk publishing something the monarch or church didn’t like? In 2011, one of the most common complaints about U.S. media is that it doesn’t cover international news as much as other countries do.  Why?  Nathan Lustig, a successful college-aged entrepreneur, blogger and […]

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Power of Twitter

Posted by: | October 18, 2011 | No Comment |

Having been part of the Twitter world for over a year now, I just recently realized how powerful this social media tool it is. Twitter helped start a revolution in Egypt. A year ago I never would have guessed Twitter would have that much influence in the world. I was just tweeting some stupid comments about […]

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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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Throwing the World Series. The mere mention of the idea was not possible to the growing population of Major League baseball fans. In 1919, the Chicago White Sox, now known as the, “Black Sox,” were acquitted of doing just that despite overwhelming evidence and admissions made by the players involved. What makes this scandal so […]

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Presentations and graphics have obviously improved with greater technology. But I don’t think we truly realize how much they invade our everyday lives. Why else does Facebook change its layout so much? Why do I prefer Facebook over Google+? It’s the presentation. We know that it’s not just what it is, but what it looks […]

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Those who are familiar with the short-lived 2003-2006 sitcom “Arrested Development” might chuckle when I say, “Taste the happy, Michael.” “Arrested Development,” which ran for three seasons before Fox canceled the show due to poor ratings, gained critical acclaim during its stint while attracting a cult following. Due to its unconventional humor, the show wasn’t […]

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