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 […]