Tag: social networking

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The […] more »

by Melanie Stone

Monday through Friday, Scott Kleinberg’s alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. The Chicago Tribune social media editor then begins combing the web for news and trends, catching up on anything that happened while he was sleeping. Kleinberg scrolls through tweets, Facebook posts and ChicagoTribune.com articles to start. Around 8 a.m., he’s at the Tribune Tower, […] more »

by Carrie Brown

What do a tiger, a badger and a duck have in common? Throughout February, they’re helping demonstrate the power of networks and social media in teaching news and strategic communication. As students in journalism courses at the universities of Memphis (Pouncer the Tiger), Wisconsin (Bucky Badger) and Oregon (The Duck) joined the annual International Collegiate Twitter […] more »

by Vadim Lavrusik

In this guest post, which originally appeared on Facebook, Vadim Lavrusik, journalism program manager at Facebook, shares tips on how to get started as a journalist on Facebook. 1. Use Follow to Grow Your Audience Follow enables journalists to update readers and sources, while reserving personal updates for friends only.  Whichever beat you cover, enabling […] more »

by Daniel Watson

Control over our public image is incredibly important to us — from the clothes we decide to wear each morning, to the music we blast loud enough for street-goers to hear, to the very words we speak aloud to our friends, bosses and strangers. Often, they’re carefully chosen within our rooms, our headphones, and our […] more »

by Terri Thornton

More than a decade ago, I was driving down a Tampa, Fla., street when I saw one of the most amazing things I’d ever seen — and may ever see. A space shuttle, piggybacked on a jumbo jet, came out of nowhere and seemed to fill the entire sky. It was massive — seeing it […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Barnes & Noble launches new Nook tablet to compete with Kindle Fire (The Next Web) 2. Internet in Iran disrupted again one week after email and social networks were blocked (Reuters) 3. Hyperlocal news site in Chicago suspends publication (10,000 […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Lately, the social network that’s been all the rage has been Pinterest, which is a visual look at the things you like. That means recipes, infographics, photos, design and more. MediaShift’s Courtney Lowery Cowgill wrote that Pinterest was the first thing she’d been excited about online in a long, long time. So have you tried […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Last week, a Missouri judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, suspending part of a law that would have made it illegal for teachers and students to connect via social networks. Section 162.069.4 of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which aims to protect children from sexual predators — prohibits teachers from establishing, […] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

While the behavior of connecting is nothing new, doing it in a virtual environment gives rise to new and sophisticated challenges — especially when you’re connecting across cultures. Knowing how to navigate these challenges is essential to community management. When I first discovered the Internet in 1996, I instantly fell in love. I was a bicultural, […] more »