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Gunman's video of Virginia shooting raises questions about role of social media

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, somebody on Twitter under the handle @Bryce_Williams7 wrote: "I filmed the shooting see Facebook."<p>Attached to the feed was a 56-second video showing Virginia-based reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward during a live news segment interviewing a local …

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16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram: What Happens in One Minute on the Internet - #infographic

Data is being created all the time without us even noticing it. Much of what we do every day now happens in the digital realm, leaving an …

10 school librarians to follow on Twitter | On Our Minds

We were fortunate enough to meet some truly incredible school librarians in 2014.<p>These library professionals are charging ahead, exemplifying what it …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

The Hardcastle family has decided to throw a party at Blackheath House as a memorial to their son, who was killed there years before. At 11 p.m., …

Books

The Library Chair – the best place for books and buns

If you absolutely love reading, then you likely have more books than places to store them. There’s a high probability that you’ll never get to read …

Books

Here’s why Apple Watch marketing has been focused on women

As the Apple Watch launch draws closer, we can expect to see an onslaught of Apple’s marketing muscle in full effect. From TV spots — which have …

Boxing Cats, Color For The Colorblind, And An NYC Gun Store: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Cats get punchy, Valspar helps introduce glasses for the colorblind, a gun control group opens a gun store, and more.<p>Way to go, Starbucks!<p>The brand completely took over the marketing, pop culture, and the sociopolitical conversation this week, which is quite an achievement. If only it were for a …

Would You Post This On Facebook?

Recently I have been seeing some absolutely crazy things happening on Facebook. I don't know about you, but I believe that there has to be a line between what is appropriate to post on Facebook and what is just absolutely nutty. Social media should be a place to share things with your friends. …

How To Shape Your Online Profile

As top business schools such as Harvard and Wharton have reduced the number and length of essays and recommendation letters, MBA applications today …

Dove And Twitter Launch #SpeakBeautiful To Change The Way We Talk About Beauty Online

Dove is working with Twitter to make the social platform a more hospitable place for women.<p>They've teamed up to launch #SpeakBeautiful, a campaign encouraging women to be more positive when tweeting about beauty and body image.<p>This announcement comes just weeks after Twitter CEO Dick Costolo …

Teen Social Media Trends – Part I

As a parent of a 15-year-old girl and also a parent who I believe is still “hip” with technology today. I try to keep on my toes about what is going …

Social Media: We're Not Connected, We've Just Mastered Loneliness

My friend was late. To avoid looking like a complete loner at the coffee shop table, I did what we all would do: pulled out my phone. I scrolled through Facebook, refreshed Instagram, checked out Twitter, and played some Trivia Crack. I checked the time and my texts...then returned to Facebook and …

Social media overload causing anxiety for many teens

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The virtual world of social media is a dominant force in the lives of many teenagers. Nearly 40 percent of teens carry a smart …

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Facebook Still Most Popular Social Site

New research from Pew Research Center has found that Facebook is still “by far” the most popular social network and whilst its growth has slowed, the …

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Social Media Has a Negative Effect on Body Image and Self-Esteem

For decades now, people have debated and discussed the negative (and positive) ways images we see in media impact the way we perceive ourselves—especially when it comes to beauty and fitness ideals and expectations. And now, with the advent and rise of social media in the last 10 years, there are …

McDonald’s Social Media Team Will Answer Literally Any Question Except One

It’s almost like there is one issue they don’t want to confront. And, amazingly, what they’re hiding isn’t even about the quality of the food.<p>McDonald’s recently conducted an interesting experiment in pseudo-transparency. It invited consumers to ask questions about its food, some–like “Pink slime: …

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What you like on Facebook could affect your job search

Whether it's a Facebook video of a cat jumping through snow or a photo of a dwarf planet 250 million miles away, clicking the Like button may cost …

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

<b>By Clifford Lee</b><p>Just what exactly is a "digital native," and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing …

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Here's How Teens Describe The Anguish Of Being Without Their Phones For 24 Hours

An experiment began in the spring of 2010 when two hundred students in a basic media literacy course at the University of Maryland were asked by their professor to do something unusual: go without their digital tools and toys—all media, in fact—for twenty-four hours.<p>The results of the experiment, …