Perfect Example of Social Media Bypassing Traditional Media with a Rational and Compelling Story

Justin Hanners

This story is quite interesting.  It is a perfect example of how social media can bypass traditional media outlets and share a compelling rational story. It could also be an example of how social media might spur on coverage by the traditional media outlets: print, TV and radio. We’ll have to see if they pick up the story, too. (Maybe they already have and

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The Life and Art of Agnes Taugner

The Life and Art of Agnes Taugner

Agnes Taugner, an accomplished artist and professor of art at Auburn University until her retirement in 1993. She died in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 23, 2012. The art on display was lent by her friends and family and includes painting, mixed media, drawing and fabric art, and soft sculpture. While she was at Auburn, Agnes Taugner was the heart of a group of artists

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Today In History? Orwell’s 1984 was Published … It Permeates Our Culture

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Today in history? George Orwell’s 1984 was published … June 8, 1949 With President Obama’s reference to 1984 the other day, here is an interesting flashback into how Orwell’s novel was used (in this web-only ad) in support of candidate Obama in his 2008 campaign for the White House. The ad was actually created by Phil de Vellis, aka ParkRidge47 – a Democratic political

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Twitter’s Geography of Hate :: Not Necessarily Where You Would Expect?

The "N" Word Tweets

Be forewarned.  There is, of course, some inappropriate language in here since the study is one about racial, homophobic and disability slurs. From NPR:  “Geography professor Monica Stephens has spent a lot of time putting haters on the map. Over at Humboldt State University in California where she is a professor, Stephens and a team of undergraduate students spent a year sorting through racial slurs

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