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20. Murder accused 'had many personas' court hears as he takes the stand

20. Murder accused 'had many personas' court hears as he takes the stand | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Ian Fok says he learned of split personalities from multiple chat accounts on his computer - one of which was discussing killing his parents
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This article although rare shows the dangers of social media and reiterates the fact that you can't always be confident that you know who is sitting on the other side of the screen.

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18. 10 brands damaged by social media disasters

18. 10 brands damaged by social media disasters | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
What are some of the world's brands that have fallen most from grace thanks to social media?
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although not overly applicable to my project this article is still relevant in understanding that what goes onto the web is made public and a bad decision is voiced publicly and can reflect exceptionally badly on an individual or business if not taken seriously. An online reputation is very valuable in the modern age. 

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15. Do I Really Need a Social Media Strategy? The Short Answer: Yes.

15. Do I Really Need a Social Media Strategy? The Short Answer: Yes. | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
It used to be that social media marketing was a “nice-to-have” addition to your standard B2B marketing strategy. But nowadays, considering the digital world we live in, a social media presence is a
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This post on Linkedin shows the need at adapt or die in the ever dynamic business world as innovation and creativity expands in this field one must be able to keep up and exploit the new technologies and business methods of the modern day. Throughout history the Baby boomers have not been able to keep up with the modern networking movement and as such are not able to compete on a business scale. 

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5. Social Media & Mobile: How the Last 5 Years Have Forever Changed High…

This presentation by Scott Salkin, CEO and Founder of IDS Technology Marketing, explores the rapid growth of social media and mobile marketing over the last fi…
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A lot of the listed articles above have referenced important information thats relate to my project. The most prevalent however i found is "Social media and mobile: How the last five years have changed B2B marketing". This article enforces the concept of dynamic changes being caused due to social mediums and how I will be directly effected from these cultural/business changes in recent history and how one needs to adapt in order to keep up to date with the modern platforms of communication. However each of these articles bring an interesting insight into social media and although may not be as effective could all be utilised.

 

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13. Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies | University of Technology, Sydney

13. Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies | University of Technology, Sydney | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
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As we look to the future of social media and its context in the modern age, we see degrees and education for the youth of this generation to exploit the growing nature that the social medium is evolving into.

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16. Hacking Social Networking Site - YouTube

In this ABC show (Triple J) a professional hacker demonstrates how easy it is to trace information on users of social networking sites.
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Although i will not be focussing that heavily on how one is able to hack into social network accounts. this video does show how easy it is at times for someone to seek out your private in formation and exploit it. As we progress into this revolution of social mediums we need to understand the limitations of our detailed lives that we voluntarily offer out to the public. Although not high in my source list it is a tool i will refer to and utilise throughout my project.

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10. social media charts and graphs | Social Media & PR: Class Blog

10. social media charts and graphs | Social Media & PR: Class Blog | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Posts about social media charts and graphs written by Donna Talarico
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This graph entails the category that each social medium is involved in and in what way users access and utilise each site. This is relevant in the various reasons I use the different social mediums through my journey and history with social media.

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2. Cyber Strong Schools

2. Cyber Strong Schools | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Cyber Strong Schools Tools Building the capacity of school communities
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This information gives insight to the progression of social media usage and the reasoning for interacting on this platform for the varied ages of users from a very early age. This usage although shows current figures additionally conveys how this generation is separating even further from older generations as they are "conforming" from such an early age. In relation to my project this source is applicable as my usage also grew as i entered adolescence and my reasoning for joining certain social mediums varied as well as I matured. 

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7. Tumblr Followers Service Announced by SM Remarketing

A remarkable service from SM Remarketing allows small businesses to buy followers for their Tumblr accounts. Social Media Remarketing offers a number of services for small businesses for the social media scene. Purchasing Tumblr followers is a proven method of increasing the overall followers on Tumblr accounts.

 

Studies have shown that most people are reluctant to follow social media accounts, such as ones on Tumblr, unless a number of other followers are also present. For small businesses, this “Catch-22” situation of having to be popular before becoming popular can be very difficult to overcome. However, SM Remarketing offers a short cut solution that provides a pre-set number of Tumblr followers that can jump start the account of small businesses.

 

Currently, Social Media Remarketing offers three packages of Tumblr followers for small businesses. Each of these packages comes with a money back guarantee;

 

- Tumble: 150 followers for $14.95
- Tumbling: 400 followers for $24.95
- Tumbled: 600 followers for $34.95

 

Each of these packages of followers will be delivered in five, seven and ten days respectively. Furthermore, their actual numbers can be adjusted in order to give a more realistic version to potential followers to view these Tumblr accounts. For small businesses, this particular service of Social Media Remarketing offers an inexpensive way to generate more followers for their Tumblr accounts, which in turn offers more opportunities for sales, customer service and improving their marketing strategies.

 

For more information about the Tumblr follower packages offered, visit SMRemarketing.com.

 

Seamus Smith
SM Remarketing
support@smremarketing.com
Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
http://www.smremarketing.com


Via John Alle
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Its remarkable how the journey of social mediums have progressed from friendship communications and having an online profile for others to examine and follow. It is evident of the power of social mediums, as this article discusses businesses understanding the trends to follow profiles that have already been followed and therefore offering money for followers in order to portray popularity of interest in the business or their offerings. This could also be then brought into a thought of ethical use as the quality of a profile may not be as genuine as is portrayed.

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8. Kids and social media. Good or bad?

8. Kids and social media. Good or bad? | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Is it a good or bad idea to allow kids to use social media? What is the right age for children to use social media?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This article demonstrates an exact period of my personal history with social media as it was these beliefs that restricted my immediate acceptance or experience with social media as a child. This article would be a main focus i would use due to its immediate relevance.

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19. Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students - InformationWeek

19. Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students - InformationWeek | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Facebook goes only so far. Some universities are using enterprise social networks to recruit, engage and retain students.
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This article reveals how certain universities force their students to sign up for their own social media upon enrolment. i found this interesting in comparison to what most adolescence would have experienced. Would these kinds of social media sites because they are smaller and more specific entail different situations and outcomes for those involved? or would they still communicate and be faced with the same issues and privacy deterrents that and times saturate other social mediums?  

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17. The Dangers of Social Networking: Why you need to be careful.

17. The Dangers of Social Networking: Why you need to be careful. | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Some of us think Social networking is totally private and safe. I'm here to tell you it's not! I have compiled some tips on what you need to know how to do and how you should behave on the internet
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A big reason i did not join social networking or at times are hesitant to totally give my private details across is due to the unpredictable nature of the web. whether it be people i don't know abusing my personal information or future employers that may misconstrue some details or information they see.

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14. The Evolution of Facebook - In Photos: The Evolution Of Facebook

14. The Evolution of Facebook - In Photos: The Evolution Of Facebook | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Facebook has come a long way since 2004. Here's a look back at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features. 
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When looking at the history and context of online digital and social media you must analyse the success gained from the journey of the most innovative and successful network to date. This takes a look at the dynamic creative foundations that have placed Facebook as the market leaders. 

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4. Bebo founder Michael Birch buys back failing $850m social network for $1m

4. Bebo founder Michael Birch buys back failing $850m social network for $1m | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
It could be the bargain of the century or a triumph of hope over experience. The British founder of Bebo, the social network which briefly soared in the noughties, has bought back the company he originally sold for $850 million for just $1 million.
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Although we see dominating social networks like Facebook and twitter there is also examples of high accessed sites such as BEBO with a worth of 850million be bought back for a fraction of the price. This is highly relatable to my project as i experienced first hand the 

Inadequacy of BEBO at a young age and chose to switch. 

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12. The Brief History of Social Media

12. The Brief History of Social Media | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Where people interact freely, sharing and discussing information about their lives
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Although similar to a previous source this timeline of social media allows a more in depth business outlook on social media and the timeline it has progressed along. I believe this will be vital as the history of social media correlates with my own journey and experiences.

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11. Which Social Network Should I Use?

11. Which Social Network Should I Use? | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I know a bit about all the different social networks out there, but I don't want to keep up with a separate profile for all of them. Which ones should I use and which ones can I ignore?
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This blog gives insight into the choices that need to be made both socially and in a business context when deciding what social network to engage in when there are so many to choose from. This gives the pros and cons of four of the big social mediums in todays online world and how one can utilise each. It gives a reasonable large opinion as to where each medium also "falls short". 

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9. Facebook Messenger app isn't evil & it's not about to spy on you

9. Facebook Messenger app isn't evil & it's not about to spy on you | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
The truth behind reports that claim Facebook Messenger can spy on you, call your friends and take control of your mobile device.
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There has been recent controversy over forgoing privacy through the heavily utilised Facebook messenger app. This article explains the actual purpose behind some certain privacy allegations is not 

"Can Facebook Messenger spy on you?"

to so Facebook can access your mobile device and spy on you, however they do remain able to use all information for advertising purposes. However it does raise questions as to how much further our privacy will have to be forgone in the future. I am focussing a main aspect of my project on privacy in social media and how I realised the benefits to do so as i have matured for educational and social reasons. However where is the line to be drawn when its too far?

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1.Social Media Revolution - YouTube

Social Media Revolution (Original) This video was produced in 2009 based on the book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. There have been two newer versions since t...
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I found this video exceptionally relevant as it makes sense of where social media is currently in our daily lives as it has generated an unfathomable amount of interest and usage in such a short period.... and is only growing. This would have to be my most relevant and useful source due to its innovated explantation of the "Social media revolution". 

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3. A Brief History Of Social Media (1969- 2012) | AllTwitter

3. A Brief History Of Social Media (1969- 2012) | AllTwitter | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it

What’s your first memory of social media?

 

Twitter, perhaps? Or maybe Facebook?

 

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely remember when MySpace was very much numero uno amongst all social platforms. Roll the years back a little further, and you could have been one of the (relatively) few who were amongst the pioneers of modern social networking on Friendster.

 

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.

 

This infographic from Creative Ramblings takes a closer look at the history of social media, 1969-2012.

 

Click headline to view the infographic full screen--

 


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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The progressive social media timeline visually represented in this article gives insight to the evolution of social media and how it has become slowly more and more accessed into the modern age. This visual representation will be very useful in my project in outlining the life of the social mediums and their context throughout history.

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6. Skype Has A Security Problem With Leaking Chats - Forbes

6. Skype Has A Security Problem With Leaking Chats - Forbes | Lets follow social media as it follows us! | Scoop.it
Skype Has A Security Problem With Leaking Chats
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Microsoft has gone all-out on Skype since buying it, including killing its MSN Messenger, which was enormously popular in the Internet's early mass-market days.
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As social mediums become so prevalent in the work force of todays society the disadvantages and limits that social media have as well as the how far sites can expand and communicate to, needs to be understood and managed accordingly.

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