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The battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley

The legislative efforts in the U.S. Congress to fight online piracy abroad have caused unprecedented protests by new media companies and organizations this week. The one-day shutdown of Wikipedia and highly publicized protest of Google, Facebook, Twitter and other websites … Continue reading

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Social media driving business sales

As millions of Internet users flock to Facebook and Twitter, more and more businesses are including social media in their marketing and sales strategies. I was interviewed by Arkansas Business Journal reporter Mark Friedman for a story that explores the … Continue reading

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Social media fire up “Occupy” movement

“Occupy Wall Street” in New York has developed into a worldwide protest movement during the last few days. As with many other street protests in recent years, social media played a central role in promoting and organizing the movement. Reporter … Continue reading

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Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia Britannica

Wikipedia poses a great challenge to traditional encyclopedias, which for centuries have set the standards of society’s knowledge with their printed editions. My research partner Marcia W. DiStaso from Penn State and I, therefore, studied the impact of social media … Continue reading

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Will the New York Times paywall work?

The New York Times will erect a paywall on its website on Monday. Users will only be able to read 20 articles for free every month. For more articles, users need to pay a monthly subscription fee that costs $15 … Continue reading

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Internet companies and global politics

Google, Twitter and Facebook have again played significant roles in enabling protesters in the Middle East during the last few weeks. Google and Twitter have even increased their active support for the uprisings in Egypt and elsewhere. Voice of America … Continue reading

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“Check your wiki” among most read PR articles

The article “Wikipedia Presence of the Top Ten Fortune 500 Companies – ‘Greedy conglomerates’ and ‘slave labor’: You better check your Wiki!” was among this year’s top ten most read articles in The Measurement Standard, an influential public relations newsletter … Continue reading

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Corporate images in a turbulent economy

The International Conference of the Public Relations Society of America hosted a roundtable research presentation, which covered the most popular papers presented this March at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami. My research partner Marcia W. DiStaso and … Continue reading

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Watch your wiki!

Just admit it: You are using Wikipedia. We all are. Today, it’s the sixth most popular website in the world and its reliability has tremendously increased over the last few years. I have long ago stopped to tell my students … Continue reading

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