Tag Archives: Technology

Joining the Google Glass Explorer Program

Just last week I was selected to join the Google Glass Explorer Program and the glasses already arrived yesterday. I will share my experiences and experiments with this technology on my new blog Glass@VCU. My project is generously supported by … Continue reading

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Teaching a large online lecture class

In the summer 2010, I participated in an online teaching workshop at VCU’s Center for Teaching Excellence to prepare for moving my large lecture class on global communication online. Since the spring 2011, I have taught the class online with … 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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Third social media summer with IYLEP

Our third VCU Social Media Institute has come to an end with the student project teams presenting their social media projects to their nonprofit clients. All clients received social media manuals to help them to maintain their campaigns on Facebook, … Continue reading

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KONY 2012: From perfect viral campaign to social media nightmare

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is hosting a panel on public relations case studies “Tenacious Tweeting, Bellowing Blogging, Fanatical FaceBooking, Yappy YouTubing: Using Industry Cases as Teaching Tools” at its annual conference in Chicago this … 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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VCU Social Media Institute to design nonprofit campaigns

The VCU Social Media Institute will shortly begin its third year. College students from Iraq and Virginia Commonwealth University will work in project teams for four weeks to design and implement social media campaigns for 10 nonprofit organizations in the … 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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