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    8 authentic resources on Social Media & ICT reducing gender gaps

    This is a list of top 8 academic resources on how Social Media and ICT solutions help reduce gender gaps. ICT has flattened the world for women around the globe.  The digital sector offers creative ways for women to aspire towards their dreams and reach out for business opportunities across the world.  Usage of digital […]

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    Ten Ways to Use Social Media for Training and Education

    New technology is an important facet of modern education. Computer-Based Learning, or CBT, for example, has been around since the 1980s (“Computers in the classroom”, (n.d.). The Internet has also become an important resource for students and teachers. So where does social media fit into today’s classrooms? Believe it or not, “The possibility for instantaneous […]

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    Play Along with Social Media Gamification: Branded Engagement

    Companies, brands and individuals who implement transparent, two-way communication with their target audiences are often the most respected or trusted. What if there was a way to enhance that relationship and increase the engagement? New trends are showing gamification is one way. Playing on behavioral tendencies, gamification – or the act of turning mundane, routine […]

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    8 Ways to Detect Fake News on Social Media

    As the world continues to charge full steam ahead in this digital age, massive amounts of news stories are being circulated via social media.  People rely largely on receiving the day’s news on their smart phone- it is easy to access, easy to share- but how do we know if the information we are reading […]

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    Raise Your #HashtagFlag

    Social media is so much more than just a network of sharing information. It is now easier than ever for anyone, anywhere in the world, to get their voices heard on a wide range of issues. If used properly, social media can be an extremely powerful and effective advocacy tool to promote social justice, legislative […]

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    Top 8 Academic Journals/Books for Social Media Optimization

    The following list compiles many different academic journals and books with the purpose of increasing the knowledge of search engine optimization, analytics, and use of different types of social media platforms to optimize relaying the user’s message to the target audience. Both Facebook and Instagram are mentioned specifically in a couple of these articles, but […]

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    Resources for Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool

    Social media is so much more than just a network of sharing information. It is now easier than ever for anyone, anywhere in the world to get their voices heard on any number of issues. If used properly, social media can be an extremely powerful and effective advocacy tool to promote social justice and legislative […]

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    7 articles about what causes social media fatigue

    Social media is now mainstream media in the United States. It’s not a surprise that people are starting to experience technology, information and communication overload. This overload can cause mental exhaustion or social media fatigue. People who experience this form of fatigue could disconnect from social media temporarily or for long periods of time. Here […]

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    Top 7 Resources For Understanding Social Media & Journalists

    In a time of shrinking newsrooms and constant news cycles, it’s also increasingly harder for journalists to be social media pros. With all that and more on the plates of journalists in big and small newsrooms nationwide, it’s not hard for social media to take a back seat. However, it’s more critical now than ever […]

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    The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly:

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    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: The effects of social media for teachers and students By Natasha Campbell     In today’s readily accessible world, social media has been the catapult to some of the biggest internet sensations, new and innovative ideas, fashion trends, bad trends, and real-world connections with people you might never […]

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    13 Reasons Why: Social Media, Teachers, and Teens

    Van Halen’s campy song “Hot for Teacher” seems like every young teen’s fantasy dream. A hot teacher, an easy A…and thanks to social media making it easier to foster those relationships that are taboo, many school districts are left embarrassed, scrambling to recover from a scandalous and damaging inappropriate relationship between a teacher and his […]

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    How Social Media Is Affecting Our Behavior

    You are likely one of the nearly 2.8 billion¹ people in the world who are participating in social media, but what does that really mean for our “real world” lives? Researchers have been examining the effects of social media on people since computer scientists developed the first social networking sites in the 1970’s, including the […]

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    How social media is replacing traditional news

    What do the death of Osama bin Laden, the 2009 plane crash into the Hudson River, and the birth of Prince George of Cambridge all have in common? It sounds like the start of a bad riddle, but the answer signals a major shift in the way Americans consume media. All of these stories were […]

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    Why You Might Be Addicted to Social Media

    According to recent research, you could be experiencing symptoms of social media addiction. Evidence suggests that certain people may be prone to addictive behavior on social network sites as well. At least six percent of the global population experience negative effects due to social media use. Some even fit the profile of being an addict. […]

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    7 Peer Articles on Social Media Use & Crisis Communication

    Peer reviewed articles are handy sources of information because of the in-depth research that typically goes into writing one of these pieces. Additionally they provide a compilation of information from several sources all in one document. There are several articles on the benefit of social media usage in crisis communications. In this listicle, we take […]

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    When Hashtags Get Hijacked

    What first began on Twitter, hashtags are found all across social media and used by users of all kinds. Many organizations create hashtag campaigns where users can see stories and user-generated content from others. They even make posts searchable by topics. This has become a fundamental tool in social media campaigns. But what happens when […]

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    The Benefits of Influencer Marketing

    It’s hard to scroll through any social media platform without seeing your favorite blogger or celebrity promoting a product with the hashtag #ad or #sponsored located in the caption. For companies, there are a number of benefits to having influencers involved in marketing campaigns. According to AdWeek, “The market—estimated to be worth $2 billion in […]

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    8 Articles On How Social Media May Affect Your Mental Health

    Social media is such a big part of our lives, but have you stopped to ask how it’s affecting you, specifically your mental well-being? If not, don’t fret! Researchers have been studying the effects of social media on mental health for several years now, and the results are enlightening. Below are the top 8 scholarly […]