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Blog #4: How Facebook Can Help Your Future

October 7, 2015 Leave a comment

2. The study discusses the amount of times ads are clicked on social media. I chose tweet because I think as a communication major it is important to be aware of how to effectively reach target markets using social media.

3. TechnologyAdvice and Unbounce surveyed 456 internet users asking questions regarding display ads, social ads and SEO results.

4. How did they surveyors find the 456 people? Why did they choose the people they did? I think that 456 is a very small sample of the people who use Facebook, but I think it would be interesting to conduct a larger study and find more accurate results.

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You’ve Been Hacked

October 7, 2015 1 comment

  1. This article is about hackers from Iran creating fake Linkedin accounts to spy on unsuspecting suspects worldwide. These 25 fake accounts have been somewhat successful acquiring more that 200 users. The hackers are posing as recruiters for majors worldwide government contractors and international corporations.
  2. The information came from a report from the computer company Dell’s Secure Source Work’s Unit. This unit identified the group as “TG 2889”. I chose this article because i think it is important to know why we should use social media cautiously.
  3. Will this make you more cautious when you use social media?
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Blog 4: Cellphone Etiquette: Mobile Manners

1.This article is about the changes in social norms that cellphones have imposed. Cellphones have changed social interactions; therefore, people have developed a certain set of manners associated with appropriate cellphone usage in social settings. I chose this because it’s an aspect of communication that we all deal with on a daily basis and I thought the findings were interesting.

2. This article came from the Pew Research Center. The research was conducted by the Pew Research Center and they collected the data through the Pew Research Center American Trends Panel Survey in 2014.

3. The survey asks why people use their cellphones in social contexts. I’d want to ask additional survey questions asking how the cellphone usage affected the entire social interaction. Did people care that you were on the phone?

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Blog Post 4: Usage of social media during the Pope’s visit

October 7, 2015 1 comment

  1. This tweet was chosen due to how recent the Pope visited the United States and the significance it had as well as the media coverage that was placed on the event. The article is about how surprisingly most media outlets did not use social media and instead focused on personal interviews and encounters with the public to shape the coverage. With the large amount of phones and other tablets out during the events little social media was used by journalists.
  2. The data was collected by PEW research analytics which looked at 12 different news sources. as well as across 12 websites, pulled from the top 25 sites listed in comScore’s news and information category. In each story, researchers coded the presence of 17 different source types and whether for each social media was referenced.
  3. This is very interesting due to the rise of social media use in news outlets. But why are we so concerned about social media when getting news coverage of the Pope? It is the Pope for crying out loud. Secondly, I am not surprised news outlets did not cite a social networking cite, with the importance of the Pope’s visit, wouldn’t one try and get the most credible source for an article? like a direct quote or video footage.
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Blog 4: How Americans Use Twitter for News

October 7, 2015 Leave a comment
  1. I decided to share this article because it showed how some americans are engaging with news on twitter. According to the article nearly two thirds of American adults who use Twitter get news on the platformI was interested in this research because I tend to use twitter as a good source for receiving my news.
  2. 176 Twitter users from an earlier national survey of 3,212 Americans gave permission toy Pew Research to analyze their activity. 6538 tweets were examined in 4 randomly selected weeks between August 2014 and February 2015.
  3. 1 question I have about this data is some other possible news topics that could have been examined apart from common news topics. For example with the social issues news.

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Blog 4: Emojis Becoming Marketing Tools

October 7, 2015 1 comment

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1- This article talks about the rising popularity of Emojis and how companies are incorporating them into their business. It says that companies may be able to engage better with their consumers if they incorporate emojis in their advertising. Emojis are easy to understand and get the right message across the consumers. It has included an infographic that shows how emojis are used across all age spans and how frequently within those age groups. A major example is how IHOP incorporated emojis into their Logo and Burger King even made their own emoji to promote chicken fries.

2- This data was retrieved from the “Emogi 2015 Report.” The Emogi report looks into multiple aspects of how Emojis are used. It looks at why emojis are the worlds fastest growing language and who uses them, looks at the cultural affects on emoji usage and discovers how emojis play a surprisingly important role in the consumer buying journey.  Emogi looks at what the marketing trends are and makes an annual report, like the one used in this article.

3-  There are always suggestions for emojis that people want to see put on their keyboard. What do you think the reasons are for them not creating certain emojis that a big population wants to see?

 

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Blog #4 – Teens and Online Dating

October 7, 2015 Leave a comment

  1. This article discusses how more and more, teens are using social media to find a romantic partner. 8% of all American teens have met their romantic partner online.
  2. This research was conducted via online surveys of teens aged 13-17 on one occasion of research, and via in person focus groups on a second occasion in order to get more results. The sample size totaled 1060 teens.
  3. Why are teens turning more to online dating than meeting at school or a social gathering? How does this affect relationships between young people as a whole?
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