Just for Fun :: MySpace TV News Story

I was interviewed recently by Jason Dennis of WTVM 9 in Columbus, Ga. about social media. Although the term dead might be harsh, I was speaking in the context of MySpace as a broad multi-faceted social network like Facebook. The numbers illustrate MySpace continuing to lose ground, even after Justin Timberlake’s entrance. MySpace will face competition in the niche music video social network space,

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Fall 2011 Auburn PR Student Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Here they are! The Fall 2011 Auburn PR Student Digital Resumes and Portfolios from my Style & Design students. Links to their sites and a slideshow are below. (For the record, these are sometimes referred to by the term ePortfolio, too.) Many of these students just graduated. As always, I’m sure they want me to share the mantra by which all of these sites

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Too Often News Is Defined As "What Drives Ratings" Not "What Is Newsworthy"

OK, it’s a rant … nothing more.  It’s just that the demise of journalism, particularly broadcast journalism on the national stage, breaks my heart.  I grew up loving it.  Today, there is little of that solid, respectable national broadcast journalism left.  The latest hurricane coverage is merely one more saga illustrating how blatant the money grubbing has become. Julie Moos offered up here views

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New Bio: Example for Student Digital Resume Projects

Preparing to show students how they will build their digital resumes & portfolios (or ePortfolios) … I made a quick demo site. http://bio.aubie.me/ Cost? $7.00 template … $20 for domain & hosting … and less than one hour of editing. Yes, it still needs more work, but shows how you can put up a simple (and I think, attractive) site with ease. Your thoughts

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How Important Is Social Media for Upcoming Graduates :: Get Prepared

Preparing for Fall semester. I always want something that will help my students realize that social media has become crucial in their chosen profession. So, this time I created two presentations to illustrate what my students & alums shared today in response to a request on Facebook & on Twitter. What are they doing in their jobs & internships with regard to social media?

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