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Find Your Customers Online

Online games and communities have long been the realm of loners, losers and nerds. Today, they have evolved into large groups of people doing good for themselves and the world around them. So often, people see only the bad side of the online world, the places when people are hurt, things are stolen and lives are ruined. But, so many good…read more
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Real Life > Second Life

Second life is lame as hell — Carhenlo///HENNEC (@TrillMittRomney) May 15, 2015 When I tweeted this in class, I expected it to be rhetorical- just another opinion of mine for my 202 strong followers to ignore. However, today I found myself in the corner of the campus Starbucks, engaging in a half-hour twitter banter with an avid Second-Lifer. Shockingly, when…read more
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Virtual Worlds with Donna Davis

Donna Davis is the director of the Strategic Communication Master's program at the University of Oregon's Portland campus. She has spent the last few years of her research studying the effects of virtual worlds on those with disabilities, in particular those with Parkinson's. Today she talked to our class about some of the results from case studies done on people…read more
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Get Out There and Blog: Tips from Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich, CEO and founder of marketing and communication firm Arment Dietrich, and author of popular PR blog Spin Sucks, paid a visit to our class last Thursday. For a summary of the points covered during our time with Gini, please refer to Nicole Lygo’s blog titled “Gini Dietrich Covers Everything.” Here we will be discussing what topics resonated the…read more
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Anna Kluyeva on International Social Media from a Russian Perspective

By: Rebecca Rhodes, Michael Eiden and Christina Roach In class on Tuesday, Emeritus SOJC Professor Anna Kluyeva engaged us on the topic of international social media from a Russian perspective. With experience living and working in Russia, she shed light on the many challenges Russian citizens face when using social media. Thanks to her unique insight, we were able to…read more
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Calm down, it’s probably not as bad as you think

By Lauren Garetto Crisis. Something no business wants to encounter, and something we all hope they try to avoid. But do businesses really do their best to avoid them? Constantly we see social media campaigns go wrong like McDonald's, or offensive wording like Bud Light, or even insensitive pictures like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and we’re all left wondering why…read more
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The Undercover War on Activism and Advocacy in Russia

By McKenzie Boyle Social Media has become an important tool in the world of activism and advocacy. It gives people outside of traditional media platform to promote, discuss, and think out loud. This last November, social media activism boomed due to the reactions following the no-indictment verdict in the Michael Brown case. This graphic shows the geotagged tweets mentioning 'Ferguson'…read more