Tag Archives: News

Who Knows Publishing in 2017?

[Image from cover of novel by author Ben Bova, 1989 Tor Books] We’ve seen it coming since the eighties, but now that “cyberbooks” are upon us, not only in the form of ereaders but also online content through social media, what has changed for the publishing industry? For authors? Why are you lumping social media […]

One Tweet at a Time

Twitter has been in the news a lot lately for its possible takeover, live streaming, changing character limits, etc. Seeing so many things changing with Twitter, I started to wonder what it is about this platform that keeps me coming back to it. I think the reason Twitter is my social media platform of choice is […]

Your Press Pass

Periscope is a live video streaming app for IOS and Android that launched in March of 2015.  Many campuses are utilizing Periscopes features and broadcasting campus tours. Cara Rousseau, manager of digital and social media strategy at Duke believes that live streaming technologies like Periscope and Meerkat will be part of the college communications and […]

Virtual Reality – It’s a Thing Now

Virtual reality, or VR, has been the next big thing for a long time now. I never really took it seriously and paid it little attention, assuming the technology was still a long way from commercialization. But just within the last four weeks, I’ve come into contact with virtual reality on several occasions. I can’t […]

Colorado #Sexting Scandal: Keeping Secrets Through “Ghost Apps”

Controversy around a high school “sexting” incident in Canon City, Colorado has been proliferating the news as a police investigation has not only caused the cancellation of the high school’s football game (some of the players may be/are culpable in this on-going case) but also could result in potential felony charges. It has recently been revealed that […]

From Newspapers to No Paper: Social Media as a News Source

On the morning of October 6th, Twitter announced its newest update: Moments. Twitter Moments is a feature that allows users to view the most popular content on the app all in one place. Users can scroll through the information quickly or choose to follow the subject so that related tweets are added directly into their […]

Social Media’s Reaction to Martians

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong exclaimed, “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Obviously, this was the day that man first stepped foot on our planet’s moon. It was one of the biggest events of that decade and an unbelievably significant scientific feat. Countless Americans sat around their television that […]

#DebateWithBernie – A successful example of Social “Newsjacking”

At SXSW in 2012, David Meerman Scott gave a talk titled “Newsjacking: How to Inject Your Ideas into a Breaking News Story and Generate Tons of Media Coverage.” Meerman Scott’s talk and book of the same name encourages companies to produce content such as blog posts or videos that coincide with a big media event […]

The Pope Speaks Through a Burning Bush Called Twitter

While growing up, going to CCD on Sundays, I remember hearing stories of God speaking through a burning bush…. In 2015 that burning bush happens to have a twitter handle and its @Pontifex.

RYOT Igniting Social Change

This past weekend I attended the 5th Annual Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard. For those unfamiliar, this summit is the largest student-run conference on social innovation in the country and features keynote speeches and panel discussions from leaders across all fields. The year’s conference attracted a wide array of notable individuals including […]

Facebook: Changing the Way We Get News

Thursday! The day almost ever senior looks forward to since it starts most of their weekends, and I am no exception. I wake up, roll over, grab my phone to see what updates happened overnight, and I notice a particularly shocking picture (posted below). My friend I met on exchange got engaged, and I had […]

My Initial Thoughts on Social Media (a.k.a. An Ode to Twitter)

Social media appears to me as still an untapped resource, if you can believe it or not. I had a friend ask me last night, “But what’s the point of Twitter? It’s just so boring!” I believe my response to her was, “Are you serious? There’s so much we don’t know yet!” How could she […]

A Look at Social Media From a Whole New Light

A lot has happened on social media this semester, some good and some not so good.  Between the Harlem Shake, Superbowl, equal marriage rights movement, April fools, and the marathon Monday bombings, there was always something to talk about.  From each event we were able to analyze what was being done right on social media, […]

Twitter: the New News?

I think it is safe to say that I have never watch more news in my life than I did this past week.  It’s sad, I feel like I need to be watching the news more…or do I? I was talking to a friend the other day about Friday’s events and what she did during […]

How Twitter Breaks the Rules

In class last Thursday, we discussed how Twitter was extremely helpful in relaying news during the Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. However, people also complained that things like false stories and inaccuracies confused them during the crisis. This led to the question, is Twitter changing the rules of journalism? While I’m no professional reporter, […]