Pamela Luecke Pamela Luecke knows all about journalists' need to be first with the news. For Luecke, head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University, the misreporting on Thursday by both Fox News and CNN of the landmark Supreme Court decision on the health-care law was neither new nor unusual. What has changed, in her view, is the megaphone effect that caused those two reports to go farther, faster, on the wings of social media.
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Fox News was the first by a matter of seconds to tweet the wrong information: BREAKING: #SCOTUS rules individual health care mandate unconstitutional CNN was quick to follow, however: A number of other news organizations took their lead from these and passed the information along:
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Less than a year ago, the country came within days, possibly hours, of allowing the largest and most dominant news company the UK has ever seen to in effect double in size. There was apparently nothing in law that enabled anyone to stop the News Corporation bid for the full ownership of BSkyB on grounds of plurality. At the eleventh hour, parliament, stirred by revulsion about the News of the World hacking the phones of a dead teenager, 7/7 victims, and the relatives of murdered children, eventually decided unanimously to call on News Corp to abandon the bid. The company did so.
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Meebo is to be acquired by Google in what is estimated to be a $100 million deal. Meebo is a company that helps online publishers and content creators connect their websites and content with social networks, therefore increasing engagement and revenue. Also from the consumer side of things people can utilise Meebo to build a personalised stream of content related to their interests. Super jazzed No details of the deal, other than the news of the acquisition, have been announced. The official Meebo blog said “We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google!
Will Zombie Apocalypse Spread on Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter? Staff Report EERIE, IN - Would news of a zombie apocalypse that started, say, in Eerie, Indiana or Miami, Florida soon spread to the rest of the world via social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ among others? Most likely, which raises some interesting questions. By now, you have probably heard about the man killed in Miami, Florida over the weekend - the one who was chewing another man's face.
Employers Can Ask For Social Media Passwords If you're in the job market, you might want to check the settings on your social media profiles. As the law stands now, employers in Ohio have the legal right to require applicants to turn over passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other websites.
Des Viranna is the Sydney-based general manager for customer intelligence at SAS Australia and New Zealand. SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. The world has reached the point where billions of digital comments are posted daily on public web forums, blogs and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In March 2012, Twitter announced that it had 140 million active users, sending 340 million tweets per day, amounting to an exponential volume of ‘letters’ – 140 characters at a time – sent worldwide. Despite these millions of words communicated in text conversation daily, it is possible to analyse words and phrases to provide a thorough understanding of the hot topics of discussion, as well as society’s sentiment, from all around the world.
WASHINGTON – The co-owner of a major Pentagon propaganda contractor publicly admitted Thursday that he was behind a series of websites used in an attempt to discredit two USA TODAY journalists who had reported on the contractor. The online "misinformation campaign," first reported last month, has raised questions about whether the Pentagon or its contractors had turned its propaganda operations against U.S. citizens. But Camille Chidiac, the minority owner of Leonie Industries and its former president, said he was responsible for the online activity and was operating independently of the company and the Pentagon.
Twitter Changing the World 140 Characters at a Time With its recent blackout in Pakistan, the micro blogging enigma known as Twitter has become a global social force with powers all its own. Not only does Twitter have the power to affect government bureaucracies, it has helped facilitate their destruction as seen in the Arab Spring . Our politics, as well as our culture, are now going to function with Internet social media in mind. One could say that there is nothing new about “social” media today, and that all media forms throughout human history have performed social interactions in some way.
On the second and last day of the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference, produced by NYC Health Business Leaders , in New York this past week, Jessie Gruman, president of the Center of Advancing Health, took the stage to present an honest and point-blank keynote on what she, and a majority of patients, ultimately want to see from an organization's social media efforts. "I speak as someone who's been diagnosed four times with cancer," she said. "I'm a frequent user of healthcare, and I draw on my experiences to inform my own work … many of us personally know healthcare is a delicate balance between the cognitive and emotional, the subjective with objective and individuals with populations. Websites are an ever-changing puzzle, and as we become more familiar with looking for health things online … social media makes this puzzle less puzzling for us." Gruman outlines six things patients want from social media . 1.
In the state’s first decision involving juries and social media, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has called on judges to better police jurors’ use of the Internet to make sure they do not discuss cases online, and thus risk a mistrial. The court said judges need to do more to explain to jurors that refraining from conversations about a case also means not posting anything about it on Facebook or Twitter, common practice in today’s technology-driven world. “Jurors must separate and insulate their jury service from their digital lives,’’ the court said in a ruling involving a Plymouth Superior Court case in which several jurors made comments on Facebook during a trial.
Longtime former CIA analyst Ray McGovern worked 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, providing daily reports to some the U.S.’ top leaders, serving as an analyst from the John F. Kennedy administration through the George H.W. Bush administration. But now the 72-year-old has retired and spends his time doing a different kind of reporting, providing insight for websites like Consortiumnews.com while posting stories to www.RayMcGovern.com, many of them providing a new perspective on the Middle East. McGovern will serve as the keynote speaker for Saturday, May 20′s ‘Commemorating Nakba 64′ Palestine fundraising dinner presented by the Palestine Office of Michigan.
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