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Gaming the system

You may have heard that recently Facebook changed its algorithms (yet again) to favour conversations amongst friends. On January 11, 2018, Mark Zuckerberg stated that the focus will be "...to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that...

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What is a post-text world?

Have you heard that videos are the wave of the future? According to the New York Times, we are now in a post-text world, meaning as Internet users we're transitioning to visual multi-media. This doesn't really mean that it's the end of text per se, but that visual...

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Who do you trust?

This is a world now teeming with #FakeNews thanks to a politician who shall remain nameless. But at the same time, the majority of people still use social media as a news source. So then who do you trust? A recent analysis, called the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer...

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Monitoring the mania

The importance of social media monitoring. When you think about monitoring on the Internet, do you think about a Big Brother scenario where your activities are being watched and recorded? Well, you're not too far off, given how much tracking software is out there. But...

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A picture is worth a thousand words

We've all heard the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words." It's one of those English language idioms that's hard to attribute to a specific person, but seems to be mostly attributed to Fred Barnard in the 1920s. But so what if you've heard that phrase? Why...

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The media mavens are off!

We're both on social media a lot. Our families might say it's a bit too much, but we do get off our devices occasionally. In fact, we both met in grad school parlaying that interest in social media into a Masters degree. With our degrees successfully behind us, we’ve...

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