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    Take Two Tylenol and Tweet Me in the Morning:

    Effective communication is a critical function within any public health system. Social media has enhanced communication between individuals and organizations and has the potential to enhance public health communication. Twitter has become one of the most popular social platforms that allows user to send tweets in real time. Social media networks, such as Twitter, have […]

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    Positive Impact on Policing Through Social Media

    All too often the phrase, “we cannot disclose that at this moment” is heard when police departments are holding a press conference and answering live questions, regarding an incident at hand. For years, this was a default response to limit statements provided to the media and the public. With the emergence of social media, this […]

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    A Genie in a Bottle?

    How many times have we heard the gunman described as a lone wolf? One who kept to himself? Imagine being the family of one of those troubled souls and having begged, demanded, attempted to bride, and used every conceivable method in vain attempts to get them into therapy, trying to help them get help. Given […]

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    Social Media Policies for the Military

    Who would have thought that one of the U.S. military’s biggest adversaries is social media? With the rise of social media, it’s imperative for the military to actively maintain various social media channels to stay up to date with the newest trends in digital communication. This is necessary to inform the American people as well […]

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    Is Online Mental Health Therapy Feasible?

    Mental health issues and the sometimes dire effects of undertreatment have spawned exploration of alternatives to the face-to-face, in-person traditional therapist-client model. Scholars, mental health professionals, advocates for the mentally impaired and others are exploring the efficacy of online mental health services through such mediums as Skype and Facetime. Below is a list of peer-reviewed […]

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    Social Media….It’s about Being Politically Correct!

    Is it okay to engage in social media use at work? Well….that depends on who you ask and where they work. We have to keep in mind that the world is changing rapidly and social media is helping that along. What used to be appropriate or inappropriate maybe ten years ago is viewed quite differently […]

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    Why UGC Should be an Essential Component of Your Social Media Strategy

    The Relevance of UGC in Today’s Social Media Landscape User-generated content (UGC) refers to any unsponsored social media content that’s produced and shared by users of an online social media platform. UGC can take the form of images, videos, and blog posts – typically shared by everyday people. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation […]

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    10 Effective Public Health Social Media Campaigns

    The health industry is increasingly turning to social media to support, promote and increase the spread of information and data in order to improve both personal and community health practices. By utilizing a cross-section of platforms, public health entities are able to combat rumors, encourage behavioral changes, and share information, all while allowing their audiences to […]

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    Go viral: Livestream.

    The social media landscapes seem to change daily. Users are being trained to want information faster with less fluff and as transparently as possible. Eighty percent of users are now trained to watch a video over reading a post or blog (Pickard-Whitehead, 2017). But now, everyone is posting how-to videos, or explanation videos, even vlogs… […]

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    The 7 Best Articles Linking Social Media and Tourism

    Tourists are always looking for their next destination. As a brief escape from their everyday lives, a new location means new experiences and adventures. Despite these tourists leaving the familiar behind, one common language that can be found no matter the location is social media. The following seven scholarly articles highlight the relationship between social […]

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    Sudden Demand for Two-way Communication

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    For me, waking up to the buzzing of phone notifications is never a good sign. I’m not that popular. By the tenth buzz, I generally assume that those awful noises are Facebook and Twitter notifications coming from my work accounts. If that’s the case, then it’s time to find a computer. I work in the […]

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    7 Reasons not to use Bots on Instagram

    From live chats to social networking, bots attempt to mimic human users in all forms of online communication. They can like posts, comment, follow/unfollow users, etc. (Florian, Cappiello, & Benatallah, 2018). Today, bots can perform nearly all of the social networking actions. Although they have been helpful for automating certain aspects of social media, such […]

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    Yammer as CMC for Community with Remote Work Teams

    My organization utilizes Yammer and everyone in the company is able to access it, but the sales department has embraced the tool in a way others have not. I believe, for them, Yammer acts as the computer-mediated communication platform creating a community for that group.  While others within the organization have more face-to-face interactions with […]

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    How Social Media has Transformed Politics

    Whether you are a Republican or Democrat one thing we can all agree on: if you want to win a political campaign you need social media. Barack Obama in 2008 used social media to effectively spread his message of Hope and Change. Donald Trump has used Twitter pretty much every day all day to communicate […]

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    Social Media and Teens 101 – 7 must read articles

    Social media is a normal way to communicate and a focus for many teens.   How much social media is too much?  How are they using it?   What about well-being and safety?  Making smart decisions and using compassion in the online and social settings.  After all….are our teen’s identities being formed in the social […]

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    Top 8 Articles about Social Media During Crisis Situations

    Social media continue to dramatically affect the way the public views and responds to natural disasters, epidemics, and political crises. Below, is a compiled list of the academic journals and articles that explore the ways that social media is used to connect people during national and international crises. Please vote on your favorite source to […]

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    Amplify Your Corporate Social Responsibility Story with Social Media

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    These days, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an integral element of a company’s operating model. CSR, or corporate citizenship, allows an organization to demonstrate its responsibility for the impact of its operations on its communities—and its commitment to the wellbeing of those communities. CSR is reflected in a company’s transparency and accountability, as well as […]

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    10+ Articles on Social Media’s Role in Wildlife & Conservation

    Social media and all its various forms have done wonders to connect people around the world and expand dialogue on just about any topic you can think of—including conservation and wildlife issues. Social media provides insights about what’s happening globally with natural spaces, how people engage and value nature, and challenges across these landscapes (literally […]