When we look at a newscast on the TV set we immediately feel there is some type of mediation. There is an anchorman or anchorwoman sitting in front of a teleprompter reading the news and presenting stories that have already been produced. We don’t see the cameraman and have no idea who he is. Almost… Read More Immediacy Illusion: Roles in the Newsroom that Should not Overlook Social Media
The Real Problem with Clickbait presents a side of this issue that maybe we’ve heard before: it’s basically a game that tricks people to take action and click on a story after reading a very powerful headline that makes some kind of promise. I believe this is clicking for the sakes of having a best-case scenario… Read More How BuzzFeed Creates Social News
If there is something very evident regarding social media is how much power they have given people to spread messages, which may end up having both positive and negative consequences. We are no longer passive members of an audience receiving and processing information. We have the power to create, distribute, and control messages; we have the ability… Read More Do Social Media Erase Memories?
Ello’s promise is that it will not make money from selling ads or user data. The anti-Facebook social network launched last year with these promises; to make these even tighter, ir converted its legal structure to a Public Benefits Corporation. This means that Ello is a for-profit organization, but an essential part of its philosophy to… Read More My Fellow Ello
“A single tweet can create a ripple that expands into big waves, whether harmful or helpful.”-Daniel Threfall In How to Effectively Moderate Social Media, Threfall makes this statement, which helps explain the importance of social media moderation. The purpose of moderation is to lead conversations. On social media, this involves keeping an eye on what people are… Read More The Act of Moderating on Social Media
I trust Oprah Winfrey, both online and offline. She earned by trust many years ago because, not only she is genuine and transparent, but also she is intimate, helpful, knowledgable, and reliable. I’ll add to this equation that she is one of the most selfless persons I’ve ever known. Yes, she has a huge media… Read More Why I trust Oprah
Pinterest’s mission is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting” via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing. Its Terms of Service include the Acceptable Use Policy, which follows a different format regarding the rules people must follow when using social networks. We have evaluated Facebook’s, Twitter’s and Ello’s terms and… Read More The Rules According to Pinterest