For the first time since Twitter was founded, the platform raised the character limit to tweet from 140 to 280 on November 7th for all users. The hashtag #280characters began trending and people wasted no time to share their opinions on the matter. Some were loving more space to tweet, while others (without trying to […]
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The U.S. Open is one of the most important events in tennis. It is one of four “grand slams” in a year-long competition of tournaments and it generates hype from even the most casual fans. Every major sports event draws attention on social media, especially on twitter where people are able to engage in a […]
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Social media is, in part, a medium that enables people to connect with others. The word “connect” does not necessarily have a positive connotation. Rather, it means that people who did not previously have access to talk with each other have the ability to do so through social media. The nature of that conversation, whether […]
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By Sarah Minkewicz Part 1 When I first started the semester I had a total of 132 followers. Now I have over 200, currently 208. I was really surprised by my Klout score. It reached the highest at 54.49 on April 17 and has stayed consistently a little over 50 points for the past two […]
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I’ve been a Twitter user for about seven years. Goodness, that’s a long time. I started using it to vent, literally vent about college life, boys and more boys. Originally my name was @newyork_6 or something like that;lame, I know. But my best friend came up with a better name that suited me, my voice and my […]
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Influence: At the beginning of our Social Media Theory & Practice course, I had 1,130 followers on Twitter. I thought this to be a decent amount, although I’d had the account and used it on and off since 2009, meaning I’d only gained a rough average of around 141 followers per year. In the three […]
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Twitter, up until recently, was more of any annoying tool utilized by my journalism professors to teach me about the ever changing media market. Now, it’s a platform where I express ideas, obtain information and promote my own personal brand. My semester has cumlinated into the blossoming of my social media presence. I now know […]
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I guess you can say that I have gained a following on Twitter. I started out with 197 followers and now I have about 268 followers, that’s a growth of 36%! Whoa! I wasn’t an avid user of Twitter so this growth shows that I have higher levels of engagement and an expansion in my […]
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After much anticipation, April, a giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., has given birth to its fourth calf. The (slightly gross) birth of #AprilTheGiraffe pic.twitter.com/beQVmOUuZh — Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) April 15, 2017 Social media has gone wild, with users sharing live streams of the birth and congratulating April. Much jubilation can be inferred […]
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