The MTV Video Music Awards are on but I’m not home to watch and Twitter has all the updates from the red carpet. There has been a bombing at the Istanbul international airport and I can’t reach my friend traveling to Turkey but Facebook notified me she is safe. These are just two examples of […]Read more "Kim Kardashian Goes Topless and it’s Called “Trendy.” I Go Shirtless and it’s Called Creepy"
The hashtag #YesAllWomen started on Twitter as a social media campaign for women to share stories and examples of misogyny and violence against women. A Sysomos MAP analysis shows how much of an impact #YesAllWomen had on the conversation of modern-day gender discrimination. The most retweeted Tweet: #YesAllWomenpic.twitter.com/I3acfzwfWz — Feminist Culture (@feministculture) December 20, 2015 […]Read more "#YesAllWomen – Story Behind the Hashtag"
I began the semester with roughly 80 Twitter followers and through some carefully crafted tweets and engagements on social media, as of this morning I have 200 followers. There were some tweets that worked more effectively than others. Here are the 10 most influential tweets using the #NHsmtp #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty 90 years young, 90 years #onfleek […]Read more "Amanda’s Top 10 Influencers"
A video of men reading mean tweets sent to female sports writers was posted yesterday. This has created a large discussion on Twitter because some of the tweets were so disgusting. There has been a conversation under #MoreThanMean. Most of the responses are supporting the women and discussing how important it is for men and […]Read more "Women sports writers face harassment on Twitter"
I was scrolling through Twitter this morning and saw this tweet from a Huffington Post reporter: WaPo was rumored to be a Pulitzer finalist for police shootings series. Apparently, they won https://t.co/IJbGLJTRHx pic.twitter.com/gsRH5Zab6p — Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) April 18, 2016 With news that the winners had been supposedly leaked, there were mixed feelings. Some were […]Read more "What are journalists tweeting ahead of the Pulitzer Prize announcements?"
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera is one of the most notorious and successful drug traffickers in the world today. As the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Guzman oversees an organization with a reported $3 billion in yearly revenue. Following two previous arrests and escapes from Mexican federal prisons, El Chapo most recently escaped in July […]Read more "How the World Reacted to El Chapo’s Arrest"
As a former gubernatorial re-election campaign staffer, I have seen the impact of voter outreach first-hand. Media richness theory, as discussed in class, explains the effectiveness of different levels of communication with others. There’s the higher richness of speaking person-to-person and the lower level such as sending an email. In today’s day and age, communicating […]Read more "Media Richness Theory and the 2016 Election – Blog Post 1"
It feels weird to say this, but social media are a part of every relationship in my life. On Facebook, I keep tabs on faraway friends and family. On Instagram and Tumblr, I’m able to reinvigorate my creative side and find inspiration – I guess this would be my relationship with myself and the outside […]Read more "Sink, swim or float"
Social media are a permanent part of everyone’s lives and they’re almost impossible to get away from. While sources contradict each other and claim social media are both good and terrible, it’s mostly about how we navigate these sites and the way we interact on them. For example, I was called nasty names anonymously on […]Read more "I talked to someone famous on social media and here’s what happened"
I was unable to truly expand my Twitter following during this course. At the beginning of the semester I had 138 followers, and now I only have 156, a number that could be attributed to friends and classmates who began to follow my feed. To be completely truthful, none of my efforts on Twitter yielded […]Read more "Twitter Benchmark"