Tag Archives: Facebook

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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Social media impact coverage of the Boston bombings

As in many breaking news events, social media platforms were the go-to sites for the latest developments on the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the following manhunt for the suspects. But social media sites like Twitter and Reddit as … Continue reading

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New Center for Media + Health at VCU

My colleagues Dr. Yan Jin, Dr. Ernest Martin, Professor Scott Sherman and I have received a grant to start a new Center for Media + Health at VCU. The startup funding comes from the VCU Quest Innovation Fund and allows … Continue reading

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Social media engagement of nonprofit organizations

At the International Public Relations Research Conference last week in Miami, I presented results from two research studies that analyzed the social media engagement of nonprofit organizations: “140 characters for better health: An exploration of the Twitter engagement of leading … Continue reading

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“VCU votes” campaign wins communication award

The “VCU votes” campaign to turn out the student vote at VCU during the 2012 presidential election has been recognized with a Democracy Cup Award. The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) honored the project run by 15 VCU honors students … Continue reading

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What’s the future of social media?

I was recently interviewed by VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences on the future of social media. Please view the video above for an excerpt from the interview.

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Survey on nonprofits and social media

I am currently carrying out a national survey on the social media engagement as well as policies and guidelines of nonprofit organizations. If you are working for a nonprofit organization, please take a few minutes and complete my survey. Please … Continue reading

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The “new normal” of social media campaigning

President Barack Obama won the election in part due to a superior get-out-the-vote operation that again included a sophisticated social media strategy. But how will social media platforms be used in future elections, especially at the state and local levels? … Continue reading

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Turning out the vote at VCU

Students in my Social Media and the Presidential Race honors class, which I have taught with my colleague Jeff South this fall semester, have planned and implemented the nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaign “VCU Votes.” Students engaged their peers on a blog, … Continue reading

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Think before tweeting!

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are especially popular with teenagers who do not necessarily think about the long-term consequences of their online actions. CBS 6 reporter Wayne Covil interviewed me on what online rants can do to future … Continue reading

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