Category Archives: Business

Presentations at the Future of Journalism Conference

I am attending the Future of Journalism Conference in Cardiff (Wales) this week to present a research study I conducted with Vivian Medina Messner that compares the Twitter engagement of business news organizations and their journalists as well as business … Continue reading

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“Wikipedia versus Encyclopedia Britannica” study published

The study “Wikipedia versus Encyclopedia Britannica: A Longitudinal Analysis to Identify the Impact of Social Media on the Standards of Knowledge,” which I wrote with my research partner Marcia W. DiStaso, was published in the latest edition of Mass Communication … Continue reading

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Is Facebook losing its coolness?

The hip start-up days are long gone for Facebook, which is now publicly traded, profit driven and one of the leading Internet companies in the world. “Facebook is getting old” titled the Daily Dot yesterday on its story on the … Continue reading

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Yahoo + Tumblr = ?

Internet pioneer Yahoo is taking over the popular microblogging site Tumblr and is paying a staggering $1.1 billion for the acquisition. The deal combines two struggling companies. Yahoo! has long lost its innovative streak and Tumblr needs a successful revenue … Continue reading

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Twitter and business journalists

Vivian Medina-Messner presented our latest Twitter study at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference at the University of Oklahoma last weekend. The study “Tweet-Biz: How leading business journalists engage on Twitter” analyzed the Twitter engagement of business journalists in the United States.

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With #my2k against the fiscal cliff

President Barack Obama has asked his supporters to use the new “#my2k” hashtag on Twitter to weigh in on the negotiations on the fiscal cliff. In hope to put extra pressure on Republicans in the negotiations, the social media campaign … Continue reading

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Tweets from Wall Street

My latest study with Vivian Medina-Messner examines the Twitter adoption and use of leading business media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC and the Economist. We analyzed the Twitter accounts of leading business news organizations, split up by newspapers, … Continue reading

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