Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (haha, okay maybe not Google+), Pinterest and YouTube have become influential staples in most people’s daily lives. Obviously. You probably have a Facebook tab up on your browser right now.
However, quantifying just how influential social media really is seems to be a topic in which researchers are just now skimming the surface.
The April Fools’ Edition of The Maneater (a.k.a The Carpeteater) got a huge reaction on the internet this past week. Once we published our story on Friday, Jim Romenesko, College Media Matters and SPLC linked back to our story discussing the issue and the apology letter, as well as Kathy Rudd’s letter in protest of The Carpeteater.
But the reactions didn’t stop there. We also saw lots of people post on Twitter and Facebook about the April Fools’ newspaper, and here were some of the responses. Continue reading
The Hangout feature in Google Plus is taking journalism to a whole new interactive realm, putting “U” in the news.
“A Hangout is essentially a free satellite truck attached to a crowd sourcing tool within the Google Plus social network,” said Sarah Hill, interactive news anchor for KOMU-TV.
Mizzou Memes have taken over Facebook this week.
They reference Mizzou microcelebrities like Brother Jed from Speakers’ Circle and Sandy from Plaza 900, poke fun at kansas, point out the health risks of Baja and bring up the fact that there is no legitimate way to navigate through the engineering building.
But they also include, of course, quite a few jokes about the Missouri School of Journalism.
The Missouri School of Journalism is among the best journalism schools in the world, not to mention it is the world’s first J-School, founded in 1908.
We all know that. We’ve heard it at least a million times. That’s why we’re here, after all. Mizzou’s journalism school is one of the best and we want to be the best. The J-School can make no mistakes, right? Wrong.
J-School Buzz broke the news on Friday that the Missouri School of Journalism does not actually administer its Facebook page. This news was unsettling to us in the fact that, as one of the nation’s top journalism schools, it is not utilizing a great tool in recruiting students to come to Mizzou. Our story was tweeted out by blogger and journalist Jim Romenesko to nearly 45,000 followers.