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Social Media is Television in the 1960’s

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Kennedy-Nixon-DebateIn 1960, television changed the course of American history. John Kennedy squared off with Richard Nixon in the country’s first ever televised debate. Kennedy’s sparkling youth cast a long shadow over the uncomfortable Nixon. Because of this new medium (and possibly some voter fraud), Kennedy won the election, becoming the youngest president ever elected to the office.

It’s easy to overlook the significance of television when you see ads for the latest season of Real Housewives or anything on HLN. However, every major advancement in the field of media (printing press, radio, Internet, etc.) has been responsible for wholesale historical change.

Social media finds itself in this impactful position at the moment...

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How the Kim Davis Story Continues to Grow

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Kentucky County Clerk Defies Supreme Court Ruling And Refuses To Issue Same Sex Marriage LicensesThere are some interesting conversations to be had about states’ rights, religious freedom, and civil disobedience in modern America. The incarceration of Kim Davis is not a great spring board for any of those conversations however. Furthermore, the countless social media posts related to this story do not serve their constructive intent.

Contributing to a discussion’s volume is rarely the way to steer its narrative. Of course in an argument, the goal is to tilt perception in your favor. Through the Facebook posts, memes, and tweets regarding Kim Davis, no one is convincing anyone to think differently than they already do. No one has won or lost because this was never a battle. Some middle men will pick up checks for brokering the ensuing book deal and made-for-TV movie...

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The Value of Internet Backlash

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Vanderbilt-Tweet-BacklashI’ve written about Twitter before. It’s of course a great way to start conversations about emerging topics. It’s also a repository for Internet runoff. An environmental hazard in the wrong hands. Twitter can function as an avenue to engage customers or fans, but it’s often a dual-edged sword (like most swords). The Vanderbilt University football program used this weapon unsuccessfully on Thursday.

As I wrote before, companies and organizations need a heightened sensitivity in regards to the content of their media. Vanderbilt football made a mistake tweeting “we don’t need your permission,” as part of a promotional slogan for the upcoming season. Twitter users were upset by the perceived flippant attitude toward rape culture. The tweet was rash, insensitive, and ultimately dumb...

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Podcasts: The Underground Great Media Movement?

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By Kelsey Jones

podcastingI never really started listening to podcasts until this year. I falsely believed that they wouldn’t be interesting or entertaining. I don’t know why, much like I don’t know why I naturally avoid pickles and mustard. It just happens.

Luckily, podcasts became the pickle and mustard sandwich that recently got me through my first five mile training run. Even the most terrible activities, like running, are more enjoyable with a podcast by your side (or, rather, in your ears).

The term “podcast” came from combining the words “iPod” and “broadcasting”.

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