Tag Archives: Blogs

Social media fun facts

Everyday I stumble along new facts and stats on social media. Here’s a fascinating video I stumbled across recently…


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One dress – 365 days 365 ways

Like every I know, chances are somewhere in your closet will hang the staple LBD – Little Black Dress. Or in my case five. The importance, necessity and need for this most valuable fashion item is undisputed. One can add accessories, don a jacket in winter and  interchange stylish ballet pumps for killer heels to take the you from day to night. The possibilities, as they say, are endless. To ask a girl why they need yet another black dress, is a crime punishable by a startled stare and a roll of the eyes. Girls turn to their LBD’s like they would their morning coffee, their best friend and their afternoon chocolate fix. And this leads me to my favourite blog  –  The Uniform Project. Continue reading

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Creating the buzz

Blogs and Journalism Need Each Other by J.D Lasica

This link takes you to an interesting artcle from the Fall 2003  Nieman Reports. Though it may be a little outdated and was discussing blogging when it was fairly new, it raises some insightful points on journalism and blogging and how the two can work hand in hand. Lasica holds the view that niche blogs commit random acts of journalism without even realising it. As the ABC or CNN’s (the article is American) target audience is the general public it may not allows want to cover or feel it is approriate to cover an event, issue or occurance that is only of interest to the small minority. Bloggers therefore become a way for people to access information that is relevent and fresh to them. Continue reading

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Caught in the web

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that the online community is quickly gaining ground. What celebrities are twittering about is now a section in the newspaper MX, the words courtesy of Facebook are often seen in the picture caption on newspaper pics, and just the other day I stumbled across a call for a web content and social media coordinator. This job ad, found on Mumbrella, is for a Melbourne not-for-profit organisation, and the description talks about how it is a newly created position. “The organisation is passionate about harnessing social media (including facebook, twitter and blogs) as new areas to expand communication.” The very existence and creation of a job like this astounds me, and made me realise the vast impact social networking is having in our modern lives. While I initially thought this was a phase for cyber geeks, I now realise, especially due to the fact that my mum even has a facebook, its time to get on trend and join this phenomenon. The aim of my blog will be to explore how social networking site are impacting, influencing and changing the face of tradition journalism practises. So hop on board and join me own my voyage of discovery as I venture through the World Wide Web.

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