Category Archives: Social Media

Is Reddit a Journalist?

A piece by Slate writer Farhad Manjoo made waves this week for exposing the secret behind Buzzfeed’s viral success: repackaging content from online communities such as Reddit in a way that’s easier to consume and appealing to a broader audience. … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington and Social Media as a Platform, Not Content

Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the all-seeing, all-aggregating Huffington Post accused the media of having a social media “fetish” in an op-ed published last week. In the piece, Huffington accuses the news media of being overly focused on social media as … Continue reading

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How the Internet Saved Buddy Roemer’s Campaign

Buddy Roemer, former Governor of Louisiana, is a relatively unknown candidate running for the Republican presidential nomination. He’s so under the radar that in Iowa, only 31 people caucused for him – although to be fair, he wasn’t campaigning there … Continue reading

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Republican Candidates Take to the Web in the Battle for Iowa

Republican presidential hopefuls are turning to the web and social media as weapons in the war to win Iowa. On Jan. 3, Iowa Republican caucus-goers will pick their choice for presidential nominee. One of the seven remaining candidates will move … Continue reading

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Google Makes Young Girl Cry by Shutting Down Her Account

Rich Warren, a software engineer from Houston, Texas, never imagined his daughter would be brought to tears by Google. Sadly, that’s exactly what Warren claims happened— via a post on Google+ — when Google shut down his daughter’s account Sunday morning, because according … Continue reading

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Russian Protests Sparked and Organized Through Social Media

After video of alleged voter fraud was uploaded online, mass-scale protests against Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin in the streets of Moscow have been organized through Twitter, Facebook and the Russian network Vkontakte. These videos have encouraged other Russians to … Continue reading

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Helicopter Rescue Team Uses Google Maps to Locate Flood Victims

Google has been producing “SearchStories” videos to show the unique ways that people use their services to do beneficial work in the world. As a pilot, this recent upload caught my attention. Queensland, Australia-based search and rescue pilot Mark Kempton … Continue reading

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