I have previously mentioned that Twitter can be a dangerous tool of social media and recent events have shown that. I was lucky to have a lecture today that spoke deeply into whether social media is a gift or trap. I am very torn between the two views and even after the lecture I still felt torn. I am hoping that through some recapping on this blog post I will come to some conclusion.
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“Twitter is one of a range of new social media technologies that allow for the online and instant dissemination of short fragments of data from a variety of official and unofficial sources.” (Hermida, 2010). Read the rest of this entry →
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When reading Nic Newman’s working paper: ‘The rise of social media and its impact on mainstream journalism’, a few topics arose which I found rather interesting. Firstly the success and falls of social media (mainly focusing on Twitter) and the relationship created from social media that you do not see in mainstream journalism. Read the rest of this entry →
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