Tag Archives: Technology

“iPadJournos” report for CBS 6 and Washington Post

Students in my Social Media Journalism class at VCU have reported for the website of WTVR CBS 6 and the politics blog of the Washington Post during this spring semester. Using iPads to produce multimedia news packages, the “iPadJournos” covered topics ranging … 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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The flameout of Kony 2012

When the Kony 2012 video went viral and caught the attention of millions of viewers within only a few days in early March, it seemed as if the nonprofit Invisible Children had done everything right. But only six weeks later, … 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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Is Richmond mediocre in social media?

A recent list in Men’s Health magazine ranked Richmond as rather mediocre in the social media sphere of American cities. The River City only came in as the 38th “most socially networked city” and earned a C+.  I was interviewed … Continue reading

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Privacy concerns over changes at Google and Facebook

Google introduces a new privacy and data aggregation policy for all of its platforms and Facebook makes its Timeline feature mandatory for all of its users. Both of these changes raise privacy concerns for millions of users worldwide. Bryan DeVasher, … Continue reading

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Online protests for freedom of speech on the Internet

The proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation has not only triggered protests by new media companies, but it has also led to a widespread social media campaign that is likely to stall the bills in both houses of the U.S. Congress. … Continue reading

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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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First PressCamp in Bolivia

Video streaming by Ustream My former graduate student Miguel Souza, who graduated from our multimedia journalism program last year, helped to organize the first PressCamp in his hometown Santa Cruz in Bolivia this past weekend. I was invited to speak … Continue reading

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Social media and nonprofits

Social media can make a great difference for nonprofit organizations. A well-developed social media campaign can help build online communities around nonprofits’ causes, create collaborative environments and at the same time increase  fundraising. Now, the Social Media Club of Richmond, … Continue reading

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