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Twitter Moments Offers Positives and Pitfalls

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Twitter-MomentsOn October 6, Twitter launched a new feature in its application called “Moments.” This is the latest attempt to expand the platform’s user base. Moments allow the reader to swipe through a series of tweets related to a particular news event. For the user, the feature functions almost like a miniature magazine. You flip through pages to hear different perspectives and see different images; each moment only takes about 60 seconds of your time. This gives Twitter a rival (with better organization in my opinion) to the Facebook Instant articles. I enjoy the feature. It’s fun and useful. However, I am not without some apprehension.

My concern is that people will start using Twitter Moments as a substitute for wholesome news coverage...

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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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Citizens Are Shaping Baltimore Coverage

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The events taking place in Baltimore garner attention for obvious reasons. The instances of police brutality undeniably have been at the forefront of national conversation for the better part of a year now. Just as it did in Ferguson, public response has raised questions and commentary from those participating and those thousands of miles away. The wrinkles formed by the duality of protesting and rioting are being ironed out with the blunt instrument of point-of-view. Through all of the commotion, an interesting phenomenon is occurring at the ground level, and it’s all thanks to social media.

Baltimore_Fox News_JournalismFor the first time in the case of a large-scale American public protest, it feels as though the people are shaping the narrative as much as major media outlets...

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The Social Robot’s First Monthly Newsletter Now Online

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Our new monthly newsletter, aptly named the Digital Parley, is now online. It features our blog posts from the past month, relevant links that we’ve gathered during our hundreds of hours spent online each month, as well as news, events, and more.

You can subscribe on the right sidebar or by going to the Subscribe link  or by filling out this form:

The first issue of Digital Parley is available for viewing online as well.

Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones enjoys having dogs for co-workers, making Target runs, and building her Pinterest empire. When she’s not traveling or making questionable dinners, she loves helping clients with content, social media, and SEO.

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