Tag Archives: Audience

Twitter struggles with stalling growth

After being one of the leading and most popular social media platforms for years, Twitter is losing ground to newer platforms like Instagram and Snapchat and is seeing its own growth stall. I was interviewed by the Associated Press on Twitter’s … Continue reading

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Can Facebook turn out voters?

A new study indicates that Facebook conversations have the potential to turning people out to vote in an election. A message sent by researchers may have triggered thousands of votes in the election two years ago, the study found. I … Continue reading

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#NBCfail and the Olympics

Around the world, the London Olympics were celebrated as a successful sporting event, from the opening to the closing ceremony. In the U.S., however, delayed television broadcasting of major Olympic events by NBC triggered a massive backlash on social media. … Continue reading

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VP announcement via mobile app

It seems like the next stage for announcing a vice-presidential pick. After Barack Obama’s campaign announced Joe Biden’s selection via text message in 2008, Mitt Romney will now turn to a mobile app. The app “Mitt’s VP” will be the … Continue reading

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From Digg to Reddit

The news of the sale of Digg this week once again showed how short lived success can be in the social media sphere. One of the most successful platforms only a few years ago, Digg has been overtaken by Reddit … Continue reading

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How much social media will be allowed at the Olympics?

With the London Olympics only a few weeks away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced its new social media policy that does not allow spectators and athletes to upload video snippets to various social media sites. It is an attempt … Continue reading

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Rodney King and the impact of citizen videos

The death of Rodney King this weekend reminded us of the police brutality, the controversial court ruling and the subsequent riots in Los Angeles in the early 1990s. But the Rodney King case also marked the advent of citizen videos … Continue reading

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Twitter and Facebook as legal defense strategy

The legal defense team of George Zimmerman, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, has started a social media campaign as part of its defense strategy. Attorney Mark O’Mara started using Twitter, Facebook … Continue reading

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How much should governments regulate the Internet?

The question of how much influence governments should have over Internet regulation is as old as the medium itself. In Singapore, the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts has asked the Internet community to create a code of conduct … Continue reading

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Tumblr Founder David Karp speaks at VCU

The founder of the microblogging platform Tumblr, David Karp, delivered the Turpin Lecture at VCU’s School of Mass Communications on Tuesday evening. Before and after speaking to an audience of around 200 students, faculty and media professionals, the 25-year-old entrepreneur … Continue reading

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