Kim Kardashian Goes Topless and it’s Called “Trendy.” I Go Shirtless and it’s Called Creepy

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 […]

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#YesAllWomen – Story Behind the Hashtag

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 […]

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Amanda’s Top 10 Influencers

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 […]

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What are journalists tweeting ahead of the Pulitzer Prize announcements?

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 […]

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Media Richness Theory and the 2016 Election – Blog Post 1

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 […]

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Sink, swim or float

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 […]

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Twitter Benchmark

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 […]

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