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Into the Dark or into the Light?

Post by Lauren Sokol. @lsokol15. LinkedIn. On Monday, we spoke in #SOJCssm about alternate realities and dystopic worlds. On Wednesday, we spoke about social media firestorms and what it is about human nature that makes us feel like it’s okay to destroy someone’s life in 140 characters or less if you are one of thousands expressing the same sentiment. I…read more
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How a Mrs. DoubtFirestorm Showed us the Dark Side of Social Media

By Brooke Halvorsen @bhalvz, Nick Hudson @aussie_duck, Jeff Lockie @Yuddaman A Recap of the #SOJCssm Twitter Conversation 1/24/17 - 1/25/17 A Final Thought on Online Firestorms Social media requires a heightened level of social responsibility and awareness. Unfortunately, for too many Twitter users, this lesson has been learned all too late as they find themselves  in an “online firestorm”. Think…read more
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Managing a Crisis in the new Social Media Age

    Written By: Kylie Elliot Twitter: @kylieelliot143 Linkedin: In this day and age, social media is used on an everyday basis for most people. People go online to get all of their information whether it be world news, information from companies they follow or just updates from friends. So how can a company or brand use social media to…read more
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Networks, Invisible Audiences, and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

By: Chandler Baker @bakechan21 All of our online networks connect to us as the hub. Some connected to each other, others are not. These networks have a significant impact on what content we see, do not see, and are able to interact. The network I am most interested in discussing today is the invisible audience —the people who are watching…read more
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Life in the Second Life

A recap of the #SOJCssm Twitter conversation 1/22/17-1/23/17 By Amanda Lam (@amandaaalam), Desiree Dahlson (@desireedahlson)and McKenzie Edgar (@McKenzieEdgar23) This week must’ve been an extra special one because it was our first Monday lecture of the term and we also had the privilege of hearing Donna Davis (@dzdavis) speak about virtual worlds and Second Life. Donna is the director of the strategic…read more
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Authenticity, Transparency, Accessibility: Three Social Media Concepts Applied in a Business Context

Authenticity, Transparency, Accessibility Written by Kelly O'Shaughnessy- @westcoastarheel - No, those words are not a political slogan or some credo pulled from a Fortune 500 company. This week in Journalism 580, our discussion revolves around the importance of these three attributes in social media. As an MBA student, I approach this conversation with an aptitude to apply these lessons…read more
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Gatekeepers and Gratification

A recap of the #SOJCssm Twitter conversation 1/17/17-1/18/17 By Chandler Baker @bakechan21, Katy Edgington @KatyEdgington and Sarah Johnson @surruhjean In today’s world, everything revolves around social media. When we wake up, most of us check our phones. Whether it be for entertainment purposes, out of habit or to stay updated on the news, there is always a reason to access…read more
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Thinking on your feet, moving authentically.

A Recap of the #SOJCssm Twitter Conversation 1/10/17-1/11/17 By Kelly O'Shaughnessy @westcoastarheel, Joey Jaraczewski @joey_jjjay and Lauren Sokol @lsokol15 In our day and age, when access to knowledge is a click away and access to conversation is a tweet away, we are all amateur social media managers. Becoming a professional social media manager seems as easy as lifting tips from Hootsuite or Bufferapp…read more