Tag 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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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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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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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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Microsoft and NBC split ways

Once a pioneering joint venture in the early days of the Web, Microsoft and NBC have announced this week that they will end their cooperation in MSNBC. Microsoft will sell its 50 percent share in MSNBC to NBC, which was … Continue reading

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Wikipedia reputation study published

A new Wikipedia study with my research partner Marcia DiStaso from Penn State University was published in a special issue  of the journal Digithum – The Humanities in the Digital Age this month. Our study analyzes the framing of Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Facebook prepares for future battles

Facebook has bought hundreds of former AOL patents from Microsoft in order to prepare for future battles with Google and Yahoo! With its anticipated IPO in May, Facebook will rise into the same league with the other Internet giants. Yahoo! … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

As previous studies with my research partner Marcia DiStaso from Penn State University have shown, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia can have a strong influence on how a company’s reputation is framed online. Our latest study, which was just published in … Continue reading

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