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Millennials Rely On Social Media For News

Millennials Rely On Social Media For News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Today's younger generation has a reputation of being glued to the cellphones and tablets. It's where they chat with their friends, find out the latest hot spots in town and, believe it or not, keep up with the world. In their own way, of course.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 18, 2015 6:03 AM

Probably not news to most of us (no pun intended), since it seems to me that millennials thrive on immediacy of news, and attribute well served by social media. The desire (or even recognition) for accuracy, or journalistic insight, appears to be less important. But maybe my perspective is influenced by my 17-year career at Reuters, where accuracy always took precedent over timeliness. 


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 23, 2015 4:00 AM

 

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Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, March 30, 2015 1:54 AM
News should be centre stage in any relevant business qualification
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4 Archetypes of Top Social Media Influencers

4 Archetypes of Top Social Media Influencers | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder what traits are associated with the top influencers in your industry? An examination of the top social media influencers led to the following 4 archetypes.  Attributes of Social...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:32 PM

This is an interesting article which will take some reading and re-reading to think about what the message is.

 

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My Top 25 Social Media for Business Quotes

My Top 25 Social Media for Business Quotes | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
25 social media for business quotes from social media speaker and author of Maximize Your Social, Neal Schaffer.

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5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience

5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.

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RA LV AD's curator insight, September 18, 2014 7:19 PM

agregar su visión ...

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:25 AM

brain change

 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:29 AM

Thx Susan Bainbridge

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technology with almost eerie intuitiveness. The second I call digital naiveté moments, when a student trusts a source of information that is obviously unreliable. How can these coexist? How can students be so technologically savvy while also displaying their lack of basic skills for navigating the digital world?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:00 PM

This is a nice article with some practical advice but it also can that helps us conceptualize the thinking skills that our students are going to need in the future (with a classic photo that embodies 20th century news literacy).  Previously, I've written on this same topic, with some strategies to how to help students assess the validity of online information with geographic content (with a series of maps and images).  I know I've been duped before, and it's okay to admit that to your students; but we need to teach students how to be critical readers as they are swimming in an ocean of digital information of variable quality.  This is why I see content curation as an important part of modern education; it is a way to teach student the tools to assess the quality of information for themselves.  They will be gathering, organizing and synthesizing digital information for rest of their lives.        

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:41 AM
3 ideas to incorporate News Literacy into the classroom while guiding students into evaluating news articles and media.
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The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Everyone has different needs, and the social landscape is shifting accordingly.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, April 19, 2014 4:55 PM

Mobile Tribes!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 20, 2014 8:05 AM

"The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller."

 

"The first generation of social media touted "networking", but the next generation, raised in always-on connectivity, will embrace ephemerality and digital tribalism. Those users will abandon the major social networks and migrate to more granular mobile villages with simpler ecosystems."

I think these two statements are pretty much spot-on, and will watch with interest as Facebook (and the 'others') tries to look small while continuing to gobble-up anyone and anything that looks like it might threaten its business model. We don't need one all-consuming platform, but that not how FB shareholders view the world.

 

Interesting times ahead!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

At the end, we all will find our little corners and our big windows!

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3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It turns out social media may be even more influential than we have imagined, just not in the way many of us have envisioned. Let's take a look in these 3 scientific studies that prove social media has a real effect on sales.

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