Now, I am happy to confession I am a facebook Junkie and I think that a lot of people would nod in agreement. The other day I nearly sent my friend Sam into a fit when I emailed her some startling news that our mutual friend Jesse had just deleted Facebook as she “wasted to much time on it and need to finish her uni degree”. Sam was shocked. And couldn’t believe the social suicide Jesse had just committed. Sam replied “Some people surf, some read, some even whale watch, but I, I Facebook.” Has Facebook really become a listable hobby? Why are we all so obsessed? And where did it all begin? For me the beginning was MySpace.
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Everyday I stumble along new facts and stats on social media. Here’s a fascinating video I stumbled across recently…
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 Though it may be a little outdated and was discussing blogging when it was fairly new, it raises some insightful points on journalism and blogging and how the two can work hand in hand.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 →
To fully delve into the online world I thought the best place to start was getting some advice on how to negate my way around and more importantly why should I jump on this bandwagon, so I’ve turned to Gemma Crowley, PR extraordinaire from DRPR and social media guru for some words of wisdom. Here’s what she had to say: Continue reading →
In my last blog I looked at how social media becomes a way to get important information out in the public domain. But, now we must ask, can this information always be true? As journalists how do we know this information is reliable? How do we know a source is trustworthy? And is it best if we approach these alternate news sources with a little bit of skepticism? Continue reading →
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.