A New Era With Social Media And Personal Branding

Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media […]

Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media one way or the other.

 

Electronic gadgets have been obsessed with and have had a great demand globally.               Social Media allows us communicate and share information, it allows information to be recreated and be placed out there for future references, and it is also used as a learning and educating process in the development of young children.

With the use of social media information is therefore shared with millions of people creating a better informed society. Since media is not disposable, newspapers, TV news episodes and other forms of media can be stored and be easily retrieved at any time for individuals’ use. “Values of making connections with people” is one point which is amplified through social media. It can be used to make important ties and connections with people whom you may have a similar interest with and it can be very prominent in professional recommendations from others.

“Building bridges with a blog are ways to communicate”.Blogs can be very useful and valuable when communicating with people whom we’ve known and those now acquainted with.The term social is more as to how we communicate with people. Media on the other hand as the mode that is used to transmit communication.

Therefore social media can be viewed as a mode or mechanism used to convey communication. However, social media also has its setbacks. Personal and private information can cause corruption in a person’s professional and personal life, since many employers use an individual’s social media/blogs information to determine whether someone may or may not be eligible for a job.

The information put out there has varying consequences as of how people monitor your life on social media. I personally found the workshop to be functional to my own use of social media and it was quite educating for me to learn more about how it can be useful and how it can be harmful. Social media has its pros and cons and should be used in the right ways for the right reasons.

 

Digital Journalism- Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School

As I was reading about Digital Journalism: Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School: “The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism” I figured it was very interesting and educating at the same time. Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as […]

As I was reading about Digital Journalism: Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School: The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism I figured it was very interesting and educating at the same time. Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as opposed to publishing via print or broadcast.

News from Everywhere: Chapter one, which is ‘The Economics of Digital Journalism’, focuses a great deal on how the digital world contributes a great deal to the nation’s economy. Rick Edmonds who studies the financial side of the new business for Poynter’s Website claimed that newspapers’ online revenue grew by more than 30 percent in both 2005 and 2006.

I personally think that the digital transformation of the news industry has grown tremendously over the years. Newsrooms and newspapers have swelled in size over the years, and digital medium has taken a permanent place in the media industry.

With audiences and ad revenue growing even as competitors disappeared, digital journalism is growing constantly. The best part about digital journalism is that there are fewer barriers to entry, lowered distribution costs, and diverse computer networking technologies have led to the widespread practice of digital journalism.

“Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free”

As I read Doctorow’s 2nd Law, “Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free,” it made me realize that each day we use tons of information for free while there is some of it that we which is supposed to be paid for. However, if people have access to your information and they are using it, I […]

As I read Doctorow’s 2nd Law, “Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free,” it made me realize that each day we use tons of information for free while there is some of it that we which is supposed to be paid for. However, if people have access to your information and they are using it, I think it is only fair enough that you pay for some information.

 

Is it fair that you spend countless hours trying to put together pieces of work while someone else uses it for free?! I think in this day and era people are more prone to using the internet more than anything else, and they want to use everything for free, this includes me as well.

According to many sources using some else’s work without proper sourcing is known as plagiarism or in plain simple terms it’s called stealing. Therefore, you may not want to be categorized in those criteria.

It is Always Good To Acknowledge Advice From The Experts.

As I was reading through the thoughts and comments of the CT 399 class students I found that their comments were quite appealing and helpful for long term uses and purposes for school and out of school. For instance, if you get an email regarding deadlines to renew, don’t wait until the last minute to […]

As I was reading through the thoughts and comments of the CT 399 class students I found that their comments were quite appealing and helpful for long term uses and purposes for school and out of school. For instance, if you get an email regarding deadlines to renew, don’t wait until the last minute to respond. If you’re hosting account is with Reclaim Hosting, and you’re still a CT major at York you probably can get a free renewal.                   This is very essential since it enables students to think and plan long term for their other classes and courses and how they can incorporate what they have learnt earlier into their advanced level classes. Maintaining your domain, your site, and your web hosting account is very helpful for someone especially if they are majoring in CT.

Ensuring that you keep adding work to your site is also a great perspective to have since it allows you to write about where your process is right now. You can always go back and rework it. This is a great rule to work with. What you make outside of class is as important as what you make for class. This is something I totally agree with and I also follow this principle. Many times we do not pay much attention projects and assignments that are done outside of class. However, I believe that some projects can be used for class as well, if it is angled to fit classroom expectations and requirements.

Also, taking responsibility for your work, develop sustainable working habits is very essential for these classes. I think that this is crucial in any class or even a working environment, since unless you have proper planning and organization it can be very challenging for many individuals to accomplish goals or even to get work done for their deadline. So far, I can say that these pieces of advice are very helpful and I know that it will be beneficial for one and for all.

So far I can say that I have been using most of these techniques for my site. However, I think I need to start adding more outside work to my blog. i think that there are a lot of interesting things that I have worked on along with things that I am still working on and it will be great for my site.