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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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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 20, 4:17 AM

Savvy broadcast and media companies are putting more emphasis on social networks to keep the public informed.  Recent studies have shown that the "younger generation" will keep up with the news and public events if they are presented well on social media.  Even print outlets such as newspapers and magazines are publishing digital editions to appeal to younger audiences equipped with social media tools.  The communications future has arrived!  Aloha, Russ.

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Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, March 30, 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, 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

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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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The importance of social media in research

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For years, we have been advocating the use of social media to inform as broad an audience as possible of our research and also to get our research outputs into the hands of people who can make them travel even further across their own communication networks and/or apply them to their own work. Nonetheless, not everyone understands the value of social media.


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Is social media really a waste of time? Harvard professor gets it wrong | ZDNet

Is social media really a waste of time? Harvard professor gets it wrong | ZDNet | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A prominent author tells brands that social media will not help their bottom line. Marketing leaders think differently.

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Joseph McCaleb's curator insight, March 10, 9:48 AM

social media has value "in building relationships with customers, offering responsive technical support, and engaging efforts to establish a sustainable base of consumer advocates."

Alex Grech's curator insight, March 11, 6:01 PM

As usual, these things are never in black and white.  Looking for a direct, linear relationship between social media 'marketing' and the bottom seems equally flawed. 

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Flat Earth Theory Explained

How do you see it? http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/ http://www.tfes.org/

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 2014 1:29 PM

DISCLAIMER THAT I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE: I don't believe in the flat Earth theory and think that this video is total jibberish; but it is delightfully inaccurate!  This is a good way to get students to think critically about epistemology (how we know what we know) and defend their own world view.  This also helps students to assess the validity of online sources


Tagssocial media.

Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:27 AM

Wow. This is why a knowledgable, educated populace is important. To refute misinformed and mistaken "science." 

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The Science of Positivity in Social Media

The Science of Positivity in Social Media | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
See the research behind the advice for positivity in social media, along with some examples of the brands and individuals who do it well.

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Social Media and the Value of Controlling the Conversation

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Social media marketing must be justified. Can we measure the value of social media and the conversation it promises?

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:59 PM

I selected this article by Andrew Osegi for Kunocreativ because it addresses a topic that  every social media marketer should be concerned about.


He asks a very important question:


"How do we give value to the fleeting micro engagements that make up social media interaction?"


Some insights to get you thinking and leveraging your messages and conversations online.


Here are a few highlights:


As the web grows, so too will the number of users invested in social media networking. In order for anyone (brand or individual) to reap the benefits of social, businesses must establish a reputable (i.e. searchable) presence in their niche or industry. This takes A) time and B) money.


Your social strategy must reflect, and adhere to, the measurable data produced when posting. This data will direct how you conduct future social media campaigns - where ROI really matters. More on that in this article.


He refers to social capital - In an article by Rig Dragon, social capital is difficult to predict and measure, but most definitely applicable in social media. Social media, like advertising, creates unseen impressions too important to ignore. - Good insights here!

 

Takeaway:


Think of your social media efforts as a transaction of energy. Reciprocal conversation, online or in person, is rewarding to all parties involved.


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Robin Martin's curator insight, April 30, 2014 4:33 PM

Engagement is never wasted!

janlgordon's comment, April 30, 2014 5:08 PM
Robin Martin, thanks for sharing, always appreciated!
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83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
“Big data” is one of the trendiest buzzwordy terms in marketing/technology/business today. So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data f…

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