Tag Archives: Twitter

Monday: Headlines

27 Aug

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Lots of headlines for you, including several about Apple vs. Samsung

Apple vs. Samsung Head Juror: ‘Evidence Was Overwhelming’

The jurors found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents. Interesting to hear the head juror’s inside perspective. Can you imagine hearing this case? How would you handle it?

These Apple Products Have Samsung Parts

The article begs the question: in our world, is there anything that is “original?”

Apple vs. Samsung Continued: Why This War Is Far From Over

The technology giants will continue to battle it out. Both want to make money. Both want to be on the cutting edge. It’s the nature of our capitalistic society. The battle will continue. On a positive note, we, the consumers, will reap the benefits of their war. We will receive better prices and better products as they two compete for the top spot in the technology industry.

In other news:

Twitter removes ability to see what app a user tweeted with

I am fine with this move. I understand that it was free advertising for apps, but I found it annoying – too much information. The only information I really care about is the information contained in the Tweet. I will be curious to see if it effects apps, such as HootSuite or TweetDeck, and their popularity among users.

Meet Facebook’s Oldest User

Who says social media is only for young people? Social media brings generations together. Social media has no age limit, and that’s fine with me! The more people using social media, the more people I get to interact with and learn from. Florence, friend me!

 

What headlines caught your attention today?

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Monday: Headlines

13 Aug

I volunteered to write an article for my sorority’s magazine, but I’m having major writer’s block! Any suggestions? While you think of some, here are today’s headlines.

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola

The Internet giant is trying to make the cell phone producer profitable again. What do you think of Google’s operation of Motorola? Can they save the company?

Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

Some of you may disagree, but I am sad to see the Olympics end. However, the 2012 London Olympics leave behind some amazing statistics, including this outstanding Twitter statistic: 150 million tweets! Did you send one of these tweets? What does this statistic tell us about the universal appeal of the Olympics?

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You?

Another great infographic from Mashable.com! I love the combination of personality tests with social media. It tells us a lot about our society and our fellow citizens. What was your personality type? Do you agree or disagree?

 

Alright I am headed back to my article. Feel free to share any additional Monday headlines…it will provide me an good distraction.

Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week

10 Aug

TGIF! And as promised, it’s a double dose of Friday Favorite Tweets. With the Olympics coming to a close on Sunday, here are my favorite tweets from the past two weeks of the 2012 London Olympics. GO USA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday: Headlines

30 Jul

Hello all! I am back after a wonderful vacation in North Carolina. It will be a busy week as I am starting my new job. As such, I am going to share only one article with you this Monday. My boss forwarded me this article, and I thought it was particularly timely. Several Olympic athletes have come under fire (just this weekend Hope Solo became caught in a Twitter controversy) or have been dismissed for improper social media use.

Social-Media Olympics: Are Officials Restricting Free Speech?

While I do believe in free speech, I understand the various Olympic Committees’ decisions to dismiss athletes. These athletes are ambassadors and representatives of their home countries. They should act as such. You may say this is a high standard, but we hold our government officials and leaders to the same expectations. And over the course of these 2 weeks, these athletes will receive more attention and hold more power than many of those same government officials. Thus, I respect the decision to dismiss athletes for improper social media conduct. However, it is a slippery slope. We must continue to protect our freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Without it, there would be no social media, no marketing or communications jobs, and, of course, no democracy.

Do you agree with the Olympic Committees’ decisions? Why or why not?

Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week

13 Jul

This week’s edition of “Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week” is not meant to be uplifting or entertaining. Yesterday, former FBI director, Louis Freeh, released the report on what went wrong at Penn State University in regards to the Jerry Sandusky situation. When the report came out, news outlets, radio stations, and the internet exploded. Everyone was talking about it. Of course, many took to Twitter to provide their opinion. I wanted to share some Tweets with you for two reasons. First, the Tweets regarding this news story show the important role social media plays in our society. Everyone was able to voice their opinions, and everyone was able to participate in the on-going discussions. I am continually amazed at how a new story’s significane is amplified by social media and how new story’s become international stories within seconds. Second, this is a horrific situation that should be discussed. We must continue to talk about this story to make sure this does not happen anywhere else ever again. I feel sorry for the faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community members of Penn St. I cannot imagine going through this turmoil. But more importantly my heart goes out to the victims.

What was your reaction to this story after reading the Tweets? Did the Tweets change your opinion of the Penn St. situation?

Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week

29 Jun

Happy Friday! Hope you enjoy this weeks tweets. Many of them contain links to useful social media articles.

 

 

What useful social media articles did you find this week?

Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week

22 Jun

Twitter is a great source of information. As I continue to learn about marketing, I turn to various experts on Twitter for useful articles. This week I’ve decided to share some of their helpful Tweets as well as some entertaining Tweets. Have a great weekend!

Who do you follow on Twitter to get information?